Profitable Ideas: Keys to a More Satisfying Career, College Plan B, and More

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

The secret to happiness at work (The Atlantic). “What matters is not so much the ‘what’ of a job, but more the ‘who’ and the ‘why.’”

College or plan b? (Humble Dollar). It runs hard against many parents’ assumptions, but some young people may be better off not going to college.

The best password managers, according to security experts (NY Magazine). It’s time to up your password management game.

How to avoid spending temptations (Money Ning). The sixth idea alone would save a lot of us from many bad financial decisions.

What really predicts happiness? (Of Dollars and Data). The best uses of money can’t be figured out with a calculator or a spreadsheet.

Recasting your mortgage: what are the pros and cons of this real estate strategy? (Marriage, Kids, and Money). You’ve heard of refinancing, but have you heard of recasting?

Consumers and companies are buying in on paying later (NY Times). For a lot of people, this trend won’t end well.

Defining success differently (Becoming Minimalist). Great ways to reorient our lives toward greater other-centeredness.

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