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This week around the web

1. An Interview with Farnoosh Torabi, Author of When She Makes More

PT Money — This Q&A with the author of When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women really pissed us off. We wanted to do it first. PT Money beat us to it. Our favorite quote from one of our favorite authors: “As women, we tend to assume not only that we can do it all, but that we should do it all. A surprising fact about breadwinning women is that when she makes more, she does more housework. She’s actually overcompensating for the fact that she has this more masculine financial role.”

2. Does Bargain Toothpaste Work as Well?

Money Talks News — TV reporter/CPA Stacy Johnson concocts some wild stories in 90 seconds. Here, he answers a question you probably never thought to ask, but once you hear it, you’re curious to find out. We’ll spoil it for you: Yes, if your cheap toothpaste contains two key ingredients.

3. Roth IRAs and the Fear of Future Legislation

The Simple Dollar — If you don’t yet have a Roth IRA, here’s a simple explanation that should convince you to get one. Also addressed: Concerns that government might suddenly change the rules and hurt your investment. The Simple Dollar explains why that simply won’t happen.

4. 10 Ways to Curb Financial Anxiety When You’re Stressed About Money

Money Crashers — This site is at its best when it talks about the psychology of money and the people who make it and spend it. The discussion here has as much to do with “shame” and “thinking positively” as it does with proper budgeting.

5. Weird Money Facts: 5 True Cases of Unbelievable Inflation

Wise Bread — We love Wise Bread’s “weird facts,” an occasional feature that explains economic concepts with fascinating tidbits. In this case, it’s inflation, with examples from 1946 Hungary (when the daily inflation was 195 percent!) to 1994 Yugoslavia (when citizens stopped paying bills because, “why pay a bill today, when next week that bill will have been devalued by a factor of a thousand?”)

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