Profitable Ideas: Investing in Happiness, Financial Opposites Attract, and More

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

Avoiding unhappiness (Humble Dollar). If we could better envision our future self, we’d be more cautious in our use of debt.

KidFinLit series: 10 children’s books that teach kids about saving money (Forbes). A fun way to help kids learn about money.

‘Young people know more about TikTok and Minecraft than money.’ Teenagers want to be smarter about finances—teach them. (MarketWatch). The author of this article is a teenager who’s intent on helping his peers learn about money.

When it comes to marriage and money, opposites attract (Wall Street Journal). In marriages that go the distance, husbands and wives tend to move toward each other financially over time.

Are digital wallets safe? Here’s what to know as the battle between big banks and Apple Pay heats up (CNBC). From what I understand, digital payments can be more secure than credit cards, but I’m not a fan of Zelle.

You can find out what your “check engine” light means for free (Life Hacker). A fix might be less expensive than you think.

Why giving your stuff away is better than selling (Rose Lounsbury). It comes down to this: what’s worth more—your time or your stuff?

Overconfidence can be ‘a pathway to poor portfolio performance,’ says chief investment officer. How to check your ego (CNBC). As the Bible says, “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes” (Proverbs 19:2, NLT).

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