Profitable Ideas: Your Brain on High Inflation, New Research on Money and Marriage, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web.

How to adjust your brain for 8.5% inflation (Wall Street Journal). After enjoying a low-inflation environment for so long, it’s jarring to go to the gas station or grocery store these days. Here’s how to cope.

Target-date funds work up to a point. So don’t just set it and forget it (CNBC). The closer you get to retirement, the more you should take a closer look.

The gender wage gap can add up to $1.6 million in lost retirement savings for women (Money). One more reason why it’s so crucial to negotiate your salary at the beginning of your time with a company.

20 most overlooked tax deductions, credits, and exemptions (Kiplinger). Too late for this year, but food for thought for next year.

How to stop procrastinating (The Curiosity Chronicle). Overcoming a common issue that holds people back in their career.

Your portfolio isn’t a financial plan (A Teachable Moment). It’s just one part of the plan.

How home ownership changes you (The Atlantic, via MSN). It’s most people’s biggest purchase and it brings about countless changes, the most interesting of which are the psychological changes.

The conventional wisdom about managing money and marriage is wrong (Washington Post). So good to see a secular publication highlighting the benefits of doing the whole money thing together.

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