Profitable Ideas: Mega-Deals in the Metaverse, Words of Minimalist Wisdom, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web.

Metaverse real estate sales top $500 million, and are projected to double this year (CNBC). This may sound like a scene from the distant future, but it’s happening now.

Don’t expect rising interest rates to boost your savings account (Wall Street Journal). Why loans get more expensive, but savings accounts don’t get more generous.

The rising human cost of sports betting (NY Times). There’s big money at stake, and for many people, a big problem.

Ugly food fight: misfits market, imperfect foods, and the battle against food waste (Consumer Reports). How to get a good deal on food and do some good for the planet at the same time.

Cremation borrows a page from the direct-to-consumer playbook (NY Times). With so many products and services available online these days, why not cremation services?

After the fact (Collaborative Fund). Whether trying to lose weight or build wealth, we can be our own worst enemy.

Our nightmare on rental street: lessons from evicting a tenant (Luke1428). Owning rental real estate can look so appealing. Here’s a real-life look at its not-so-appealing side.

100 things I’d say to my 18-year-old self about minimalism (Becoming Minimalist). Bite-size words of wisdom about money and, ah, less.

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2 Responses to Profitable Ideas: Mega-Deals in the Metaverse, Words of Minimalist Wisdom, and More

  1. Kenny Smith February 15, 2022 at 6:06 AM #

    “After the fact” was right on target for me!…for both eating and spending – and I’ll combine the two – spending on eating!! 🙂 A little more restraint would not hurt me, for sure!

    • Matt Bell February 15, 2022 at 9:02 AM #

      Ha! Yes, Kenny, all too easy to combine those two!

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