Profitable Ideas: Hands Off Your Retirement Money, Stretching Your Income Through Minimalism, and More

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

Should you take a loan from your retirement savings account? These people wish they hadn’t (MarketWatch). It’s pretty easy to tap into your retirement savings early. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Are you suffering from imposter syndrome? (Visual Capitalist). This is a big deal in many people’s careers. Follow the series of yes/no questions to find out where you stand.

Laurie Santos says self-care doesn’t have to be selfish (NY Times). The teacher of Yale’s most popular course (on happiness) offers ideas for navigating these stressful times.

Less waste, low effort: Simple kitchen swaps to cut down on single-use items (The Guardian). Some good, small steps toward more sustainable practices.

Why you should fill out the FAFSA (even if you think it’s a waste of time). (Morningstar). It’s free, doesn’t take much time to complete, and may be more profitable than you assume.

9 ways we used minimalism to increase our income (The Fun Sized Life). Some good ideas that’ll stretch your income.

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we give to charity (Fast Company). One of the best outcomes of the pandemic is that it’s prompting people to become more other-centered.

From trash to treasure: six circular startups waging war on waste (Positive News). I love all the creativity being poured into various sustainability initiatives.

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