Profitable Ideas: Filling All Available Space, Estate Planning in a Digital Age, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.

How space influences what we buy (Becoming Minimalist). On a similar note, I’ve seen research that shows the size of the shopping cart or basket we use influences how much we buy at the grocery store.

The problem with the relentless pursuit of happiness (A Wealth of Common Sense). By pursuing happiness, it may elude us.

Don’t make these 5 mistakes paying for college (MarketWatch). Think you probably wouldn’t qualify for financial aid? You just might.

Forget about setting goals. Focus on this instead. (James Clear). Develop and follow the right system, and you’ll get where you want to go.

Life is not about your preferences (Pretend to be Poor). On letting your commitments determine your choices.

Digital assets need to be a part of your estate plan (Kiplinger). Would your loved ones know how to access your online accounts if something happened to you?

The cluttered lives of the American middle-class (Money Boss). In the U.S., we have “more possessions per household than any society in global history.” Come for the article, stay for the video.

Picking the right early retirement health insurance: Samaritan Ministries delivers (ESI Money). Have you ever considered swapping your health insurance for a healthcare-sharing plan? Here’s one person’s experience. For a deeper dive on healthcare-sharing ministries, read this.

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