Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

What's Hot

23 Upgrades Under $50 to Make Your House Look AwesomeAround The House

Trump Worth $10 Billion Less Than If He’d Simply Invested in Index FundsBusiness

Do This or Your iPhone Bill May SkyrocketSave

11 Places in the World Where You Can Afford to Retire in StyleMore

19 Moves That Will Help You Retire Early and in StyleFamily

What You Need to Know for 2017 Obamacare EnrollmentFamily

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look DumbAround The House

50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More)Grow

32 of the Highest-Paid American SpeakersMake

The 35 Two-Year Colleges That Produce the Highest EarnersCollege

5 DIY Ways to Make Your Car Smell GreatCars

Amazon Prime No Longer Pledges Free 2-Day Shipping on All ItemsMore

More Caffeine Means Less Dementia for WomenFamily

7 Household Hacks That Save You CashAround The House

5 Reasons a Roth IRA Should Be Part of Your Retirement PlanGrow

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

Beware These 10 Retail Sales Tricks That Get You to Spend MoreMore

9 Tips to Ensure You’ll Have Enough to RetireFamily

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: Working from home is often a scam, home repair can be easy, how to feed a family for $100 a week, how to pay for college in three years, and a personal story about two dads.

1. 5 ways to spot home-based job scams

[Second Act] While this site is for people over 40, some advice is good for everyone. Before replying to any of those “work from home” ads, check this out.

2. 4 money-saving home maintenance tips anyone can do

[Bargaineering] Dryer vents. Air conditioners. Chimneys. Tree trimming. If you don’t do some easy regular maintenance on these items, rest assured you’ll be paying an expensive pro later.

3. How to grocery shop for 5 on $100 a week

[Wise Bread] Here’s one family’s story of feeding five mouths – and two cats – on one C-note. And none of the advice here involved extreme couponing.

4. How the typical family pays for college

[Free Money Finance] Can you really pay for one-third of college with grants and scholarships? Apparently so. The secret is to have a three-year plan.

5. My real life ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’

[Doughroller] Here’s a compelling personal story of a man whose birth father was rich and his step father was poor. What did he learn? Among the four big lessons, this is my favorite: “Take ‘Smart’ Risks.”

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: Sam’s Club Reveals Details of Black Friday, 5 Other Holiday Sales

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,721 more deals!