Profitable Ideas: When Things Were Just Things, Investing’s Confidence Gap, and More

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

Remember when the things we bought were just things? (World). “Are we so attached to our past consumer purchases that we’ll flock to movies about them a couple of decades down the road?”

Why tipping prompts are suddenly everywhere (Wall Street Journal). “I just wanted an energy drink, not a whole moral crisis.”

The death of ownership (Business Insider). More and more, “buying” something today means subscribing.

Regulators want fashion brands to pay for their textile waste (Bloomberg). If we didn’t buy so much clothing, wouldn’t manufacturers make less? See also, How to shrink your clothing budget (MoneyNing).

How tech threw sports betting a curveball (Slate). “You can’t turn on the TV or use the internet or even listen to a podcast without the ever-present opportunity to take the over or the under.”

Rolling over 529 plans into a Roth IRA (Saving For College). Saving for college has become more flexible.

The gender confidence gap in investing (Axios). “There’s been a lot of academic research suggesting that men think they know what they’re doing, even when they really don’t know what they’re doing.”

15 years, 15 lessons: my journey of becoming minimalist (Becoming Minimalist). Happy anniversary to one of my favorite blogs.

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