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What you should know before you combine finances after marriage

Sorry to interrupt your newlywed bliss, lovebirds, but here's a PSA: Before you say "I do," you should not just talk about your personal commitment to your loved one, but also to money. As you start to merge your life with your chosen partner, it's important to discuss if and how you are going to merge bank accounts.

Travel

Survey: These are the best states for a summer road trip

But whether you hop in a car or on a plane for your summer vacation this year, taking time off from work can be a great way to recharge with your friends and family.

News

Millennials still getting mom and dad to pay for rent and phone bills

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you're independent. Even after they become fully-fledged adults, many Millennials still rely on their parents' money to get by.

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Survey: The 10 most expensive American cities to get married in

And the most expensive American city to get married in is ... you guessed it: New York, according to the 2018 Newlywed Report by WeddingWire.

Education

6 reasons that continuing education is a no-brainer

As soon as you graduate from high school or Uni, you undoubtedly feel accomplished. But you might also feel as though you’re finished with the educational system in general — you’ve got your diploma, and you’re ready to get to work. Here are six reasons you should keep going to class.

Personal Finance

This is how much avocado toast costs in 10 American cities

If you thought the avocado toast trend was dying down you would be quite wrong. Hand stabbing injuries from cutting avocados AKA "avocado hand" are on the rise and according to a recent study there is actually a scientific reason you are so addicted to this annoyingly Millennial meal.

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Survey: Millennials are really terrible at tipping

Don't expect to get a generous tip from a Millennial — they are the stingiest tippers in America, according to a new survey of 1,000 adults from Creditcards.com.

The Whole Human

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.

Personal Finance

6 ways to treat your time like money (and reap the benefits)

if we actually treated our time the way we treat our money – as a thing of great value that we trade for the sustaining and comforting things of life — we might find more value in those “unproductive” periods.

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Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity

An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.

Personal Finance

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill all of these wishes.

News

Survey: 8% never plan to retire and 61% ‘don’t know’ how much money they’ll need

While research has found that 21% of American adults have nothing saved for retirement, new findings show that the Golden Years aren’t in the cards for everyone, and many aren’t even sure how much they’ll need to get there.

How To

When it comes to wedding gifts this year, remember: Go with cash!

Summer is wedding season, which means that you'll probably spend a lot of time stocking up on wedding presents for all your friends and family members tying the knot — just don't make the wrong choices.

Personal Finance

These are the cities where renters can best afford to live alone

Many renters don’t enjoy living with roommates, but in order to live alone you need to find an affordable home. This can be challenging, especially with rents on the rise across the country. However, there are some cities where living alone is within reach for a large number of workers. Below we look at these and other factors to rank the cities where you can afford to live alone.

News

How employers’ time-tracking systems steal from your salary

Nowadays, many employers rely on digital time-tracking software to monitor when employees are working. It may be more efficient than the punch clocks of yore, but a new study published in American Business Law Journal found that it contributes to wage theft.

Personal Finance

The answer to ‘What is the single most effective piece of financial advice you’ve ever received?’

One colleague gave me the most effective piece of financial advice, look at the fund's Expense Ratio. The expense ratio does not include the cost of buying a fund. This expense is referred to the sales load fee, and is a one-time event.

Finances

How to deal with your significant other losing their job

When my husband lost his supposedly stable job (just a casual two months before our wedding), we went through one of the roughest patches of our relationship — most of it being my fault.

Personal Finance

Survey: 21% of adults have nothing saved for retirement

You may have grown up hearing that you should save for retirement as soon as possible, but new data shows that some people haven't actually put this advice into practice.

News

Survey: You need $2.4 million to be considered ‘wealthy’ in America

Just how much money do you have to be to be considered "wealthy" in America? Recent findings from Charles Schwab’s 2018 Modern Wealth Index pinpoint the number at $2.4 million on average. Respondents said that $1.4 million is needed to be considered "financially comfortable."

Personal Finance

How much you need to make in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Affordable housing is already a hot-button political issue. Housing advocates have long pointed out the lack of affordable options in big cities with booming tech sectors, like San Francisco, but where does that leave the rest of the country?

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Survey: More women are paying alimony and child support

In the eyes of the law, alimony payments are becoming a gender-neutral space. As more women become the primary wage earners of their household, this means that women are no longer off the hook from financially supporting their ex.

Personal Finance

By 35, you apparently need to have twice your salary saved for retirement

Hope you've been saving since your nascent twenties because the number listed is not pocket change. Fidelity Investments experts said you need to have a year's worth of your salary saved by 30. By 35, that number needs to jump to double your salary.

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Here are the best colleges under $20,000 in each state

From a geographical perspective, there are affordable top-ranked programs in every region of the country. The West tends to have a higher number of inexpensive universities, like the University of New Mexico ($7,146) or Montana State University ($7,150), but similar price points can be found out East, too.

Finances

Spotting political calculus behind some acts of corporate charity

A nonprofit is more than four times more likely to receive grants from a corporate foundation if a politician sits on its board. This means, in our view, that some corporate giving may influence members of Congress in both major political parties to a degree.

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Study: Online crowdfunders trust woman-led ventures more

Looking at three years of Kickstarter data, the university found that women were more likely than men to have their startup ideas funded. Why? Because they were trusted more.