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Money-Smart Advice From Around the Web

A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about avoiding money mistakes.

We all make mistakes from time to time. If you're a fan of the hit TV show "Breaking Bad," you know that the main character, Walter White, made a lot of mistakes. For those not familiar with the show, White was a high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with lung cancer, started making and selling methamphetamine to provide for his family's future without him. In 7 Financial Lessons From Breaking Bad, Tim Lemke of Wise Bread examines White's many mistakes -- starting with the whopper of a bad decision to turn to illegal activity to secure his family's finances. Lemke writes that many of White's "choices can offer helpful lessons in money management for the average, law-abiding citizen. From preparing for disaster to investing your money and how to deal with unexpected wealth, there is much to learn from the craziness of Breaking Bad."

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For more advice on avoiding money mistakes, here's what some of our favorite personal finance bloggers are writing:

10 Celebrity Money Mistakes to Avoid []
"Most celebrities have more money in their bank accounts than many of us will ever see in one lifetime. The thing to remember is that having a lot of money doesn’t mean that you are necessarily financially savvy."

My Dumbest Money Mistakes [Len Penzo dot Com]
"Some of these slip-ups aren’t expensive, but they all could have been avoided."


5 Money Excuses That Held Me Back [Get Rich Slowly]
"Here’s how those excuses held me back and what I did to overcome them."

10 Money Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore []
"If you adopt these good habits, you’ll be better prepared for financial emergencies, and for retirement down the road."

5 Core Values of the Happy, Wealthy, & Wise [20Somethingfinance]
"Those who truly are the most successful in life and finance lead a purposeful life, driven by a select group of core personal values."