Profitable Ideas: Joint Accounts for the Win, Betting Against College Students, and More

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

Couples who combine finances are happier. So why don’t more do it? (Wall Street Journal). The culture has been trending toward separate accounts, but the research says joint accounts are better—financially and relationally.

The gifts we give our kids (Finding Joy). Really good advice about raising money-smart kids.

Please look at my metal credit card (The Atlantic). Do other people notice what credit card you use? The credit card companies want you to believe they do.

This is how to get promoted: 5 secrets from research (Barking Up the Wrong Tree). Some hard truths about getting ahead.

Sports betting companies advertise on college campuses—but not to students, they say (Wall Street Journal). In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not a fan of sports betting. And promoting it on college campuses is completely at odds with raising young people to be wise with money.

Don’t try to get rich twice (A Wealth of Common Sense). “Why would you risk what you need and have for what you don’t need?” Good question.

How I’ve saved thousands of dollars on clothes for my kids (Frugalwoods). Why pay full price when you can get great stuff for so much less?

Loveless giving (Christian Stewardship Network via MoneyWise). Generosity was never meant to be about duty and obligation.

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