Profitable Ideas: What’s Missing From Too Many Estate Plans, Mental Toughness Training for Kids, and More

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

How to prepare your digital life for your death (PC Magazine). Access to online accounts needs to be part of every estate plan.

What happens to travel miles and hotel points when you die? (Clark Howard). Another example of an estate planning issue most people don’t even think about. 

Teen workers in a hot summer job market can use the “greatest money-making asset” to their advantage, says CPA (CNBC). If your teen has a job, investing through a Roth IRA is an opportunity not to be missed.

The best ways to save water in your garden ( If you’re trying to save on your utilities bills…

How to be a minimalist and live with less (Homes to Love). One couple’s journey toward minimalism began with a “packing party.”

The number one skill that sets mentally strong kids apart from ‘those who give up’ — and how parents can teach it (CNBC). As Andy Dufresne described it in “The Shawshank Redemption,” it’s “a good thing, maybe the best of things.”

The anatomy of a product placement (NY Times). One of the prime ways that marketing has been woven into the fabric of life.

Help reaching our financial goals together (Crown). Whether married or single, if you’re looking to make a significant financial reset, this may be what’s needed.

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