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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: free money, the benefits of inconvenience, landing a higher salary, defining financial success, and saving more.

1. Best New Bank Account Promotions, Offers & Free Money

[Money Crashers] Here’s a look at the best bank deals for November. Various offers include $100 cash back, AAdvantage Miles and $1,000 bonus for college savings. Check out the post for more details, and as always, don’t forget to read the fine print.

2. How Inconvenience Helped Me Save Money

[Wise Bread] Convenience usually comes with a price, like paying a little extra for food delivery, or buying milk at the nearby CVS rather than the grocery store. For writer Tisha Tolar, inconvenience was a way of life not by choice, but because she settled down in a rural area. Rather than letting inconvenience get her down, she found it soon became a “financial blessing in disguise.”

3. 6 Ways to Become More Popular & Increase Your Salary

[Bargaineering] According to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a teenager’s popularity in high school is directly linked to his or her income decades later. Writer Melissa Batai shares tips on how to improve your social standing in the office – since you certainly can’t do anything about how popular you were in high school. Find out what she thinks you should do to help increase your paychecks.

4. How Do You Define Financial Success?

[Moolanomy] Does a big house or a nice car define financial success? According to writer Miranda Marquit, these possessions can’t hold a candle to intangible assets – like living the lifestyle you want and working a job you’re passionate about. Read on for some interesting insights that might even make you re-evaluate your own financial standing.

5. 9 Reasons Why You Can’t Save

[The Dollar Stretcher] Have you  concluded that you’re just not the “saving type,” or that you don’t make enough money to save? Gary Foreman shares simple ways to overcome these common challenges. Check out his article for some important lessons.

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