Profitable Ideas: Your Brain is Not Your Financial Friend, The Mobile Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web.

Your behavioral biases could be causing you more financial harm than you realize (CNBC). In many ways, our brains seem to be wired to steer us off course.

Your 401(k) isn’t free. Here’s how to figure out how much you’re paying in fees (Money). The fees may seem small, but over a long period of time they can really add up. And you might be able to do something about them.

How smartphones affect investor behavior (Seeking Alpha). Here’s a case where easier might not be better.

The secret psychology of sneaker colors (NY Times). I always find it interesting to look behind the scenes of the world of marketing.

Co-signing a student loan isn’t like buying a Treasury bill (A Teachable Moment). Student loans are easy to get, and that can be a problem.

The most important home buying advice you’ll ever hear (Becoming Minimalist). Rethinking the idea of buying the biggest home you can afford.

Mortgage rates drop below 3% again (Housing Wire). If you thought it was too late to refinance, maybe not.

Protect yourself against new ID-theft schemes (Kiplinger). A lot of us have become numb to all of the ID thefts and articles on how to protect ourselves. But really, have you taken all the right steps?

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