Profitable Ideas: How Money Breaks Marriages, One Good Reason to Buy a House, and More

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

Money can break a marriage, even getting more of it (Wall Street Journal). Money and marriage — it can get messy. No easy answers here, but it helps to talk openly about money and maintain complete financial transparency.

So much to like (Humble Dollar). Bear markets are a grind, which is why it’s encouraging to hear from experienced investors who are good at maintaining the long view. 

Your life is too valuable to waste chasing possessions (Becoming Minimalist). We know it’s true, but we could all use a reminder from time to time.

Most adults make this simple money mistake, and it’s hurting their financial well-being (CNBC). Do you know how credit scores work?

40% of Americans are missing the chance to earn hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars in interest each year (MarketWatch). If you have a savings account at a traditional bank, you’re probably missing out.

Why it’s now easier to underestimate your expenses and overspend (Wall Street Journal). If you’re not tracking your use of money and managing to the numbers in your cash flow plan, it’s all too easy to overspend in this era of high inflation.

There’s exactly one good reason to buy a house (The Atlantic, via MSN). Too many people overspend when they buy a house or buy it for reasons that may be too much about the house itself.

Why are insurance premiums skyrocketing across the board? (Clark Howard). If you haven’t compared prices recently, maybe now’s the time to get a few quotes.

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