Personal Finance Roundup

That 401(k) loan may cost more than you realize [Market Watch] “About one in four investors borrow money from their 401(k), but, while such loans have some benefits compared to other sources of credit, they also can hit your retirement savings in unexpected ways.”

Where We Spend: 27 Things That Cost Us More [CBS Money Watch] “While overall spending is down 2% from four years ago, we are shelling out more for certain items each month — 27 things, to be exact.”

4 Ways to Beat Debit Card Fees [Wise Bread] “You don’t need to pay those fees. Here are four ways to avoid them.”

Halloween Spending: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid [Get Rich Slowly] “Who pays $26 for a stegosaurus dog costume?!”

The Only 2 Financial Rules You Need Live By [Money Talks News] “There are two kinds of people: those who think $1,000 is a lot of money, and those who think $10 is a lot of money.”

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