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These are the states with the highest 3-month cost of living

In the event that you were to lose your source of income, how much should you have saved to survive in your state? We found out the cost of living for you.


5 countries where you can retire on the cheap

If you’re planning your future, check out these countries where you can stretch out your hard-earned dollars and retire on the cheap.

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What to do when you hate your job (but need it)

When you hate your job but still need the money … you more or less have to “deal with it”. However, fortunately, you do have some options to help.


Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.


This is the best state to have a child in this year

All 50 states (plus D.C.) were examined for "health care," "family-friendliness," "cost" and "baby-friendliness" to find the best place to have a child.

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The cities in America with the highest (and lowest) income inequality

We don’t all make the same. There are areas of the country that are more equal than others. These are the 10 cities with the highest income inequality.


Good news: A lot of companies plan on giving out raises by end of year!

Employers are offering more palatable packages – and raises – to get employees to stay, a trend documented in a new report released by CareerBuilder.

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Survey reveals the spending habits of Millennials (spoiler: they like coffee and eating out)

27% of Millennials dole out more money for coffee monthly than they save for retirement and 37% admit to saving nothing for their Golden Years.


Survey: 42% of women think they make 10-20% less than male coworkers with comparable jobs

A survey shows that 42% of women think they earn 10-20% less than males and 42% agree the "pay gap" is the most significant problem women deal with at work.

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Where seniors are most housing cost-burdened

Across the 100 cities we analyzed, seniors who rent were over twice as likely to be housing cost-burdened as senior homeowners.


Americans spend 22% of their monthly income treating themselves

A recent survey found that we spend about $199 a month, or 22% of our disposable income, on non-essential items for ourselves.


The best (and worst) states to begin a start-up

If you have a brilliant idea that the world needs to see, and you’re thinking about starting up a start-up, it’s best to know where to start up a start-up.


Marco Rubio has proposed a parental leave bill funded by retirement benefits

New legislation would give employees paid family leave for at least two months. The catch? The money would come from your future Social Security payments.

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These maps show where Americans struggle to afford a home

Home-owning burdens are significantly more prevalent on the coasts as compared to the Midwest and the South, and in particular California and the Northeast.

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Fellow Millennials, let’s buy homes so we can build wealth

Buying a house is probably one of the biggest purchases we will ever make in life.

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Survey: 1/3 of married couples fight over cash monthly

New research from TD Bank reveals that one-third of couples who've tied the know fight over cash "at least once a month."


Survey: 1 in 3 families say childcare costs influence family planning

Too many of us are still unprepared for what it takes financially to balance a new family with our personal and professional lives, according to a survey.


Survey: 84% of Americans unaware of how much they spend on subscription services

84% of Americans think they spend less on subscription services monthly than they actually do – and usually by a huge margin.


Why money actually can buy happiness (and how)

No matter your income, money can be used to give you a healthier, easier lifestyle depending on what is best for you. How to use your money to buy happiness

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My husband doesn’t care that his student loans will keep us in debt forever

You can’t do anything in the interest of “us” if you’re not already on the same financial page – especially when it comes to student loans.


Visualizing the best and worst paid jobs in the tech sector

We did some research and discovered that there are plenty of great high-paying jobs out there, but there are also several positions with relatively low pay.

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Financial & emotional freedom: What does it take?

Money doesn’t make you happy. And yet, we need it to live. So what do we do? Try hard to make more money? Or, be content with what we have?


These are the worst job markets for 2018

When it comes to finding a decent, well-paying job, you may want to avoid these cities. These areas have the bleakest outlook on employment.

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How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

If you want to make money over the long haul, picking investments isn’t the real problem. The problem is our behavior. We do dumb things.

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Mapping the best (and worst) places for Millennials to make a living

Our new map highlights the parts of the country where millennials are earning the most (and least) on an adjusted basis.