Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web.
Embracing the freedom of no (Becoming Minimalist). “Every choice we make has an opportunity cost, and the currency we’re trading is not just our money—it’s our time, energy, and attention.”
Money isn’t real (Fast Company). “Money can solve money problems. It can’t solve life problems.”
Record-high HSA limit coming for 2024 (Kiplinger). Great news for those who use health savings accounts, which I think of as “super IRAs.”
I studied habit-building for 1000+ hours—here’s how to form any habit you want (Better Humans). The headline may be a bit overblown, but habits are incredibly important, so it’s worth learning how to form better ones.
Material wealth is not the good life (Eternal Perspective Ministries). Randy Alcorn is one of the best at helping us follow the Word’s guidance on financial matters, not the world’s.
How to protect your identity, finances if you lose your phone (Kiplinger). With so much of our lives now on our phones, it’s good to have a lost-phone action plan in mind.
Try these 9 ways your parents saved money (US News). What are some wise money management lessons your parents taught you?
Should we talk money with our kids? (Compass – Finances God’s Way). While we should still keep age-appropriateness in mind, I’m in favor of being transparent with our kids about family finances. For more on this topic, pick up a copy of Trusted: Preparing Your Kids for a Lifetime of God-Honoring Money Management.
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