Articles about Personal Finance

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

Summer is officially here, and new research shows that some states are a lot better than others for road trips.

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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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These are the 10 places in the U.S. where people live the longest

Though plastic surgery, exercise, staying out of the sun and eating certain foods, can help us fend off the appearance of aging for as long as possible, eventually it will come for us. Unless we find some kind of Benjamin Button type machine or make a deal with a witch like Jane Fonda clearly did, we are out of luck.

Office Life

Should you accept a promotion without a raise?

Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of earning a promotion you want to accept — without a bump in compensation.

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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.

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Why this story of a faked rejection letter is everyone’s worst career nightmare

Our partners can have a hold on us — they can use it to advance or hold back our careers. At worst, you have what happened to Eric Abramovitz.

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.

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

Personal Finance

The schools with the highest return on investment in every state

The average return on investment for all 50 schools (plus Washington DC) is an eye-popping $595,000, and the average loan amount is just under $29,000. That means that, on average, going to a high-value school gives you roughly 20x return on your money. Try getting that in the stock market.

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These are the 25 companies Millennials want to work at

What makes the approximately 56 million Millennials working today want to work at certain companies over others?

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Survey: Optimists more likely to fall for scams

Optimists who see the world through rose-colored glasses are more likely to think so. Unfortunately, this optimism on everything working out can lead these positive people to their doom, a new study found.

Personal Finance

The metro areas in America where it pays to be a commuter

For every city and metro area, the math breaks down a little bit differently. In some city centers, the cost of living is not much higher than the outlying metro area while some outlying metro areas have excellent commute options.

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We are more motivated to work when the payoff comes sooner rather than later

Some managers think they need to dangle the carrot of a bonus after you hit a metric to get employees to work harder. But a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found this method to be counterintuitive.

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Survey: Workers in these cities like the option to telecommute the most

New data from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that people in San Francisco and Los Angeles look for the possibility of telecommuting "at least some of the time" when considering a job more than those in other cities surveyed.

Work-Life Balance

Are you living to work or working to live? (And does it really matter?)

We want to have our cake and eat it too — but in this day and age, it seems that women are always being told to choose. For those of us not interested in that narrative, how do you find a career that can satisfy your personal and professional needs — while pursuing your passion?

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The average Millennial expects to become a millionaire at some point and retire at age 56

The average Millennial says they expect to reach millionaire status at some point in their lifetime (47%  don't think they'll reach millionaire status at all, and 4% say they already have) and 56 is the average age that they expect to retire from the workforce.

Personal Finance

How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications

What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. But what if you are at the beginning of your job hunt and are asked while filling out a job application on a website?

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.

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Survey: 50% of Americans not taking a summer vacation this year ‘can’t afford it’

While workers in certain cities tend to check in with work the most while on vacation, some don’t even make it to this point.

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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.

Success

These are the 50 companies where you are most likely to be promoted

You can like the company you work for, but do you think you will be able to grow as a professional there? Do you see opportunities within the company you'd like to pursue or do you feel very siloed? After all, 90% of Millennials say that moving up in a company and annual raises are the main components that would keep them at the same company for 10 years.