Top Practical Personal Finance Posts from Week Ending 08/19

This post is a part of weekly assorted practical personal finance posts shared by others in the previous week. Last week’s links can be accessed here. If you have a quality post you would like considered for the following week, please submit it here.

1. In defense of the 401(k) (solid piece on benefits of 401(k) investing).

2. 5 things you won’t find in a finance bloggers budget.

3. 10 habits of frugal people (great ideas to increase savings).


(Bonus) Blast from the not so-distant past: 8 tips on how to ask for a raise from a pair of fast risers.