David writes: I write for a personal finance blog. I’m a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and how applicable his works are to our everyday experiences. I try to find inspiration from unusual sources, and I recently did this by using “The Hobbit” as a source for 14 money lessons that can be applied to personal finance. I chose 14, because stopping at 13 would have invited bad luck (at least according to Gandalf). The article is named “What would Bilbo do? 14 money lessons from ‘The Hobbit’.”