Profitable Ideas: Whether to Take a Gap Year, How We Got to Now, and More

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

College students weigh costs of online classes or pausing their education during the pandemic (CBS Money Watch). For many students, the pandemic has made taking a gap year look more appealing. But going that route may come at a high cost.

What is home insurance replacement cost? (The Simple Dollar). Make sure you’ve got the right coverage — before you need it.

The art of simplicity (No Sidebar). The compelling promise of minimalism goes well beyond decluttering.

Would you pack your lunch for $1.2 million? (Kiplinger). You may not typically spend over $14 for lunch, but the point is well taken. Lots of little money-saving steps can really add up over time.

30-somethings ask themselves, “Why haven’t I achieved what my parents did at my age?” (MarketWatch). Adulthood is being delayed, and redefined.

LinkedIn, Microsoft launch free Learning Path job training courses to fight coronavirus unemployment (USA Today). This looks like a great opportunity, whether you’re looking for a new job or simply want to develop some new career-related skills.

Some employers are starting to pay off student loans—here’s how it works (CNBC). If you have a student loan and are in the job market, be sure to ask about this benefit.

Here we are: 5 stories that got us to now (Collaborative Fund). Not a how-to piece, but a great read — as Morgan Housel consistently delivers — that puts a lot of what we’re experiencing right now into context.

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