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This week: How to toilet train yourself into a better money manager, find a high-paying part-time job, look like you're busy at work, and save money by watching YouTube videos, plus why saving for college may not be the best use of our money.

1. Toilet Train Yourself to Become a Personal Finance Expert

[Money Ning] Despite the odd title, this post is really just an attempt to get you to refocus on the basics of proper money management. It has advice like training yourself to save (imagine you get fired tomorrow and can’t find a job for six months), preventing debt (why would you spend money you don’t have?) and learning what to do with money (save as much of it as possible.)

2. 5 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs

[Moolanomy] Looking for a side gig? This post suggests you think about being a fitness instructor, bank teller, tutor, tax preparer or find a job where you’ll earn tips. I didn’t know you could be a bank teller part time, nor did I know you’d only earn $9 to $12 an hour doing it!

3. How to Look Like You’re Busy at Work

[PT Money] Since I work pretty much alone, this advice won’t do me much good, but maybe you’ll benefit. Want to look busy? Walk with purpose, keep a lot of computer windows open, keep your desk messy, cram your calendar and keep your email inbox full.

4. How a YouTube Video Saved Me $132!

[Save Outside the Box] The author of this article saved money by watching YouTube videos to learn how to fix his own water heater. The post isn’t about fixing water heaters; it’s about how much you can save by learning to DIY. Point taken. While it doesn’t always work out, getting free information online is a great starting point for lots of things.

5. 3 Reasons Not to Save for Your Child’s College Fund

[Wise Bread] While this headline may sound unorthodox, the advice makes sense. Reason One: The more savings you have, the less aid you’ll qualify for. Reason Two: Research suggests that students who work and pay for part of college make better grades. Reason Three: What if you put money in a college savings plan, then your kid doesn’t want to go? Check out the post for more.

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