Profitable Ideas: Travel-Hungry Americans Buying ‘Covid Campers,’ Minimalism’s Many Benefits, and More

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

Scared Americans desperate to travel are buying up “Covid Camper” (MSN). One more way the pandemic is changing our behavior and introducing new words and phrases. 

We paid off our mortgage in 7 years — here’s why (Live Your Wage). “Good debt” is still debt. 

11 reasons to avoid stealing from retirement accounts even during COVID-19 (Money Ning). The money is easy to access, but the costs can be significant.

‘At the most elite institutions, college can basically be a finishing school:’ Coronavirus raises questions about the value of college (MarketWatch). Can online learning be as beneficial as in-person learning?

12 ways my life has changed after 12 years of minimalism (Becoming Minimalist). The benefits go well beyond less clutter. 

Remote work has it perks, until you want a promotion (Wired). Working remotely has many benefits, but also some costs that are hard to see on a spreadsheet.

You can now buy used clothes online from Walmart (Fast Company). Buying secondhand clothes, which is good for your wallet and the environment, just got a big boost.

What is a 529 plan? (  Today, 5/29, is a perfect time to learn about one of the best tools for saving for college.

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