Profitable Ideas: Taking a Page From the Corporate Playbook, Don’t Waste Your Life, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web.

Your marriage needs a CFO and a COO (Wall Street Journal). Interesting idea, but when it comes to household finances, while one might take the lead in doing the work, both should be involved in the decisions — from how much to save to how to invest.

Screen time linked with developmental delays in toddlerhood, study finds (CNN). One of the most important reasons to be intentional about household screen time rules and regs. Of course, there are others, as I discuss in Trusted: Preparing Your Kids for a Lifetime of God-Honoring Money Management

“Going shopping” is dead (Vox). Retailing used to border on theater. But with so much sales having moved online, it seems that retailers aren’t even trying anymore. 

Stock market rally makes more 401(k) savers millionaires (Wall Street Journal). One key distinguishing feature of successful 401(k) investors is something well within people’s control: their savings rate.

Disney’s ESPN bet is a play for younger gamblers (Wired). Sports betting is taking the world by storm.

How to talk to your kids about social media and mental health (Wired). Conversations are crucial, and so are controls.

Car prices might be unsustainable for buyers (Wall Street Journal). Another reason to keep your car for a long time.

Don’t waste your life: how one family stopped being trashy Christians (Christianity Today). Ways to care for God’s creation.

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