Profitable Ideas: Profiting by Pausing, Quitting the Comparison Game, and More

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

I’m trying a waiting period and I like it (MoneyNing). There’s power in a pause.

The case for financial literacy education (NPR). It’s helpful when schools teach about personal finance, but parents are the best teachers for this topic.

Credit card rewards programs can turn into a predatory trap (Washington Post). Be careful not to let rewards programs reward the credit card issuer more than you.

Breaking my rules (Humble Dollar). What happens when a veteran financial writer goes against his own advice?

The newest college admissions ploy: paying to make your teen a “peer-reviewed” author (ProPublica). There’s no end to the companies offering to help parents get their kids into a good school—for a big fee.

Perfectionism holding you back? 3 ways to shift the habit ( We should strive to be good at what we do, but that can go too far.

How to declutter your digital life: 9 practical tips (No Sidebar). Computer clutter can be a productivity killer.

Money and impressions: a fool’s game (Becoming Minimalist). Quitting the comparison game, though not easy, is one of the most profitable things you can do—financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

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