A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
How our faces are turning into billion dollar digital bar codes (MarketWatch). Does this glimpse into the future of marketing put a smile or a frown on your face? One day, the ads you see may be driven by such reactions.
When is a Roth IRA better for you than a traditional IRA? (USA TODAY). Some general guidelines for making this important decision, which pertains to Roth vs. traditional 401(k) plans as well.
Let me convince you to save money (Collaborative Fund). Some new perspectives on saving, and hopefully some new motivations.
An accountant explains the mistakes too many people make on their taxes (Business Insider). Are you making any of these mistakes?
The fiduciary rule is under review — how will this affect your investments? (Wise Bread). It’s a big deal, and it probably affects you.
When should you pay for organic produce? (EWG.org). An authoritative look at which produce has the highest concentrations of pesticides.
Toy minimalism: What 7 parents want us to know (No Sidebar). Ideas for taming the toy clutter, and about how much our kids may gain in the process.
Helping kids overcome envy (Becoming Minimalist). Another good post about navigating our material world with kids.
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