Good Personal Finance Reads

Should you raid your retirement savings to slash debt? (CNN Money) – An article about when it’s a good idea to borrow from your 401k to pay down debt and what you should consider before doing so.

The Difference Between a Good and Bad Credit Score (MintLife) – A good summary of what credit score you will probably need to get a good rate on financing your car or home.

The Way Millionaires View Money Is Different From Everyone Else (Business Insider) – Very informative and, in my opinion, accurate summary of how the rich versus the middle class think about money.

10 Things Millennials Won’t Shell Out For (Time) – Pretty entertaining list of what we don’t spend money on.  Most of it is actually not true for me (I invest aggressively and definitely trust products recommended by friends & family most).  How about you?

37 Products With Crazy High Markups (Business Insider) – Extremely eye-opening chart!  Some of the markups we already know about (i.e. coffee from coffee shops).  But others come as a total surprise (i.e. text messages)!

I Made $15 Million Before I Was 30, And It Wasn’t As Awesome As You’d Think (Business Insider) – Well written and insightful.  My favorite line: If you’re not happy now, you won’t be happy because of money.”


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