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Fear of (No) Commitment.

Hey Plutus family, it’s that time again. Check out what we have for you this week!

Unclaimed Funds: Look for Them! [Surviving and Thriving] — “You might be owed money. Go look for it! And if you find any, I hope you’ll come back and report it, to encourage other readers.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

Fear of (No) Commitment. [Money by Lisa] —”Some time ago, I read a research article that sought to answer the conundrum, why do some people carry debt when they have the means to pay it off? On its face, it doesn’t appear to make sense to simultaneously have a persistent, interest-accruing credit card or personal loan balance and a better-than-bare-minimum savings account balance. Then again, by now, I think that we all appreciate that financial decisions are about one part math and two parts emotion. So, what gives?” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

21 Life-Changing Minimalist Experiments to Try in Your Home. [Becoming Minimalist]— “Society is constantly calling us to expand and upgrade every area of life: our home, our car, our kitchen, our wardrobe, our technology…. A Living with Less experiment provides us the opportunity to see if there is a more intentional, more focused, better way to live.” (Submitted by J. Money.)