Money Roundup: Good Credit Scores Come to Those Who Wait, Unusual Ways to Raise Successful Kids, and More

Friday, January 6th, 2012

There’s a ton of personal finance info out there.  Every week, I sift through it all (well, a lot of it), and every Friday I highlight 10 of the best articles I’ve found.

Patient People Have Higher Credit Scores (US News).  Just one more of the many benefits of delayed gratification.

Five Tips for Raising Money-Smart Kids (  Which one is toughest for most parents?  I vote for “Don’t bail them out.”

Five Commonly Asked Resume Questions (US News).  If you’re polishing up your resume in preparation for a job search, here are the answers to questions that may be on your mind.

Five Overused Resume Phrases (Forbes).  Are you an innovative thinking, effective communicating team leader?  Uh-oh.

New Study Shows Architecture, Arts Degrees Yield Highest Unemployment (Washington Post).  The idealist in me says students should still follow their passions.  Someone who’s exceptional at a job where there’s not a lot of hiring should do better than someone who’s mediocre and not passionate about a job where there is a lot of hiring.

And from the blogosphere…

Four Online Secrets for Getting Amazing Flight Deals (Mashable).  Chicago to NY for $54 roundtrip, anyone?

5 Unusual Ways to Raise Successful Children (Get Rich Slowly).  Not the usual advice.  Some really good ideas here.

11 Things That Are Worth the Money (Wise Bread).  Like home maintenance, which is on the list, I would add vehicle maintenance.  As the old commercial used to say, you can pay me now or you can pay me (a lot more) later.

How to Manage Common Productivity Traps For Improved Productivity (Stepcase Lifehack).  Good ideas for getting more done with less stress.

Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation (The Simple Dollar).  The points about maintaining friendships with people who have similar values and living in a neighborhood where people have a similar standard of living as you do are huge.  Our environment impacts our finances more than we realize.

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Categories: Credit/Debt, Smart Spending, Teaching Kids

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