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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."

 

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

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10 Celebrity Money Mistakes to Avoid [SavingAdvice.com] "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."

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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 [Credit.com] "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."

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