Profitable Ideas: Unlikely Gifts That Matter, Volvo Doesn’t Want You to Buy One of Their Cars, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web.

A celebration of stuff: Or why I might be flunking minimalism (She Picks Up Pennies). Really well written article about gifts that mean the most, and no, this isn’t about the importance of buying experiences.

Volvo’s new pitch: Don’t buy this car (Bloomberg). This is one of the big financial trends of our day—products and services moving to a subscription model. Who would have thought it would ever hit the auto industry?

Wells Fargo and other banks charged college students $27 million in fees, buried CFPB report reveals (MarketWatch). Colleges are just as much to blame as the banks.

The reason many ultra-rich people aren’t satisfied with their wealth (The Atlantic). The comparison game doesn’t stop when you get more money, nor can it ever be won.

What we learned from losing our home in the California fires ( Some really good, practical advice for all homeowners.

You should talk to your friends about money. Here’s how (Fast Company). Good reasons to broach the topic, and some guidance for how to do so.

Christmas is for love (Becoming Minimalist). This one has nothing to do with money, but you should read it anyway. You’ll be glad you did.

More Americans are making no weekly purchases with cash (Pew Research). How often do you use cash?

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