Profitable Ideas: The Antidote to Our Consumer Culture, Helping Your Kids Build Perseverance, and More

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

The power of gratitude (MoneyWise). Regularly giving thanks is a wonderful, powerful antidote to our consumer culture’s messages that we don’t have enough and that we are not enough.

How to detach from your financial wins and losses (Root of All). Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to label what happens in our lives—financially and otherwise—as good or bad.

How to cope with financial shocks (Morningstar). The best ways to deal with life’s inevitable financial setbacks.

How much cash should I keep on hand? (US News). I hardly ever carry cash. How about you?

The majority of plastic put in recycling bins ends up in landfills (Relevant Magazine). When trying to do the right thing ends up feeling good more so than doing some good. 

How to instill perseverance in your kids (Life Hacker). It’s an important aspect of a strong work ethic and more.

Young adult, you’re more than a job title (The Gospel Coalition). Some good encouragement, no matter what your age.

80% of Americans believe more money will make them happier. Here’s why they’re probably wrong (Becoming Minimalist). The latest on the endless debate about the money/happiness connection.

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