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Money

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.

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.

News

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.

News

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.

Work-Life Balance

Forget early retirement – people who saved enough say a ‘mini retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible for some people. Instead of an early retirement or end-of-career retirement, they opt for a mini-retirement, a series of meaningful respites away from their job.

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

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.

News

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.

News

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?

News

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.

News

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.

Office Life

How being fired can be great and why everyone should experience it at least once

Let me explain why I think being fired is one of the best things that can happen to you and why everyone should be fired at least once in their lives.

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.

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.

News

New CDC data reveals which Americans are shacking up together

Moving in with someone is a choice some of us make for the adventure of love or for the convenience of splitting a rent check. Now, new data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given us a fuller look into which couples are cohabitating together and why.

Personal Finance

The best (and worst) states for teacher’s wages

We collected figures for teachers at all three levels (elementary, middle and high school) to create three color-coded heat maps of earnings and we calculated the average between elementary, middle and high school teachers to create a Top 10 list of states where teachers earn the most.

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.

News

Survey: White men more likely to get raises they ask for than people of color

Everyone is asking for more money from their bosses, but not everyone is getting it. According to a new PayScale survey of over 160,000 workers, white people are more likely to get the raises they ask for than people of color.