7 Money Links We Love: Best Rags-to-Riches Stories … of Billionaires

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A new survey reveals which states are saddled with the most consumer credit card debt … and which states boast residents with the least amount of debt. The Most Debt-Free States in America - ABC News

Globetrot and save money? We’re sold. How to Use Multi-City Flights to See More Places for Less - Lifehacker

The idea of building the perfect house to your exact specs is alluring. But is it the best financial choice? Should First-Time Homebuyers Build Their New Homes? – SmartAsset

When you’ve had a tough day, it’s temping to buy yourself something nice. The next time that the urge to do some feel-better shopping comes on, try these budget-saving alternatives. 12 Frugal Ways to End a Bad Day on a Good Note – POPSUGAR Smart Living

Keep it simple! If this describes your financial picture, chances are you’re in good shape. If Your Finances Feel “Complex,” It’s Probably a Bad Sign – DailyFinance

From the C.E.O. who was born to a teen mother to the investor who grew up without plumbing, these titans overcame the odds big time. The Most Impressive Rags-To-Riches Stories On Forbes’ Latest Billionaires List – Business Insider

Some people are making major bucks loaning money to strangers online–but should youEarn Up To 20% By Acting Like A Banker – InvestingAnswers

LearnVest Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

People are using crowdfunding sites to finance everything from student loans to IVF. Crowdfunding Goes Private: How People Are Bankrolling Their Personal Lives

One less-than-frugal LearnVester teamed up with an oversaver to pick up tips for corralling her spending. Saver vs. Spender: I Shadowed a Supersaver for a Week

Three brave souls bare their budgets and share exactly where their income goes each month. How does yours compare? 3 Households, 3 Budgets: How We Divvy Up Our Paychecks

This mother of three realized that her “guilt spending” was killing her budget. Here’s how she gave her bad habit the boot. One Mom’s True Story: How I Stopped Spoiling My Kids

Food chemists, ethical hackers, logisticians, oh my! If you’re looking to transition into a new field, these plum (and well-paying) gigs are worth checking out. 6 High-Paying Jobs That Could Be in Your Future

We’ve already covered the 6 signs you don’t need another credit card, but how can you tell when it’s the right time to add plastic to your wallet? 6 Signs You May Need a New Credit Card