The latest on tough Thanksgiving conversations and why it pays to be generous
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
Amid the turkey and stuffing, you’ll be served all those inevitable questions about your life. If you’re forced to navigate a difficult conversation or contentious topic, these strategies might help.
Many believe that you need to be selfish to make it big. But a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology puts a dent in that notion, suggesting that the highest earners are mostly altruistic (but not entirely).
–The New York Times
The poverty rate among widows is falling, and it’s thanks to advances in women’s work and financial literacy. These widows use personal finance classes, educational blogs, and local investment clubs to take control of their financial lives.
With humor and candor, one couple details the brutal reality of their insurmountable debt including student loans, two mortgages, car payments, child care costs, and pricey purchases on credit cards. At the same time, they battled the anxiety, shame, and depression that come with debt.
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Identity thieves may target your kid’s identity in order to open credit card accounts—and ruin their credit in the process. Here are the pros and cons of getting a credit freeze for your kid.
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