The latest on working too long, pricey engagement rings, and how the hot job market caters to women
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
—The New York Times
Many workers plan to work well past their 60s but have to retire earlier than expected because of health problems or job losses. These premature retirees tell their cautionary tales and show why a backup retirement plan is a must.
According a TD Ameritrade survey, two-thirds of younger Americans think an engagement ring should cost under $2,500, less than half the average ring’s price. Most millennials are likely paying the bill for their own weddings as well, although most parents surveyed said they expect to contribute.
For nearly two decades, women were leaving the workforce at a greater rate than men, but in recent years, women have been reversing that trend. Why? With the country at nearly full employment, employers are extending family-friendly benefits such as flexible hours and paid leave, as well as offering jobs traditionally taken by men and competitive pay to women.
With job instability and crippling debt, many young adults turn to their parents for help. But what happens when that safety net disintegrates? Here’s a young British woman’s heartbreaking tale.
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Gen Z is entering the workforce (believe it or not). And they have clear ideas about what makes a good career. Here’s what college career services folks have to say.
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