Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

Better Investing

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: safeguarding your career move, the election and taxes, making your hobby profitable, investment strategies, and avoiding the stress of meal planning.

1. Safeguarding Your Career Switch

[Get Rich Slowly] Kristin Wong details her risky career move and explains which steps she took to minimize the financial risks. In addition to conventional tips like having a backup plan and being open-minded, she also found a way to earn cash while she “avoided burnout.”

2. Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Taxes

[Bargaineering] Miranda Marquit outlines the tax plans of President Obama and Romney. Read on for the specifics before you head to the polls. Just remember that these plans would have to get through Congress to be effective.

3. How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

[GenXFinance] There’s a lot of risk that goes into starting your own business, but doing something that you’re passionate about can have benefits far beyond monetary value. Of course, making this endeavor profitable would be nice too. Read on for some tips – from handling taxes to promoting your services – that can help make your dream not just a reality, but an income booster.

4. Passive Investing Vs. Active Investing

[The Digerati Life] Todd Smith weighs the pros and cons of passive and active investing – which has been a common debate on Wall Street and in academia for years. He goes on to say that more often than not, a passive investment style remains the better option. Check out his article to hear his case.

5. Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

[Wise Bread] Wish you could hand your family’s meal planning duties off to someone else? You may just be in luck. Aaron Crowe digs into a website that offers meal planning (for a price), and says the benefits have been well worth it. The site informs him of which ingredients to buy each week, how to avoid buying more food than he needs, and offers easy recipes. He goes as far as saying it’s been a “godsend.”

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 1,710 more deals!