Profitable Ideas: Helping Our Kids “Catch” Contentment, Inflation is Coming for Our Tax Bills, and More

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

Six practical ways to model contentment for your kids today (Becoming Minimalist). Great ideas for helping our kids “catch” contentment from us.

Teenagers should be working this summer (Daily Citizen). Getting our young people working will benefit them in countless good ways. And this summer, there are plenty of well-paying jobs available for teens.

The next shock for homeowners: surging property tax assessments (CBS MoneyWatch). We all see the effects of inflation at the grocery store and gas pump. Unfortunately, many of us might soon see it in our property tax bills.

Open with care: that next power bill could shock you (Bloomberg). Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news, but inflation may be coming for our utility bills, too.

Fidelity launches metaverse experience in tandem with new ETFs (Blockworks). The ways that organizations and individuals are trying to teach people about money are changing—quickly.

The average age of a car in the U.S. is up to 12.2 years, a new record (USA TODAY). Increasingly, cars are being built to last, and especially with car prices through the roof, it makes ever more sense to keep them longer.

Buying annuities in your 401(k) (Kiplinger). I’m not crazy about this idea. Still, if you’re tempted to buy an annuity, at very least, know that you have potentially better options outside of your workplace retirement plan

Student debt’s impact on perceived value of college (Inside Higher Ed). One more reason for parents to start saving for college when their kids are super young. A student loan is incredibly easy to get, and all too often, a burden to pay off.

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