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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.

20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up.

The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From more efficient note taking to automating your social media accounts, there’s an electronic tool for that.

Lessons from Baton Rouge: How to storm-proof your home insurance (MarketWatch). Find out what coverage you have before a storm hits. One lesson I’ve learned is the importance of having drain backup insurance, which is different than flood insurance.

Being too social could cost you your job (Washington Post). Oversharing could leave you not just unfriended, but unemployed.

How to take an Ivy League class for free online (Time). Whether you’re trying to refine your job skills or you just love to learn, it’s never been easier or less expensive to learn from some of the world’s best teachers.

Who will get your iTunes when you die? (MarketWatch). Leaving your digital assets to others is more complicated than you may assume.

The United States of market history amnesia (A Teachable Moment). How knowing a little stock market history could help you stay calm during the next market downturn.

Here’s why you need to start saving for college long before high school (Time). Parents are doing a little better job saving for their kids’ college costs, but are still far behind. If you’re trying to get started saving for your kids’ college costs, this article may help.

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