The latest on female-friendly financial sites and why college is still the smartest investment

The latest on female-friendly financial sites and why college is still the smartest investment



Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.

 

The 5 big things I learned after leaving Money magazine

NextAvenue

This piece hit home for me—after all, I too used to work at Money! Here are some great financial lessons that all of us financial journalists should practice as we’re preaching.

Financial sites for women are game-changing—but do they have to be so pink?

Glamour

Women have different financial needs than men (we need to save twice as much as men for retirement, for example) and female-focused money sites have taken notice. But this trend doesn’t address the deeper issue: Many of the major financial tools and resources are not doing enough for women.

Now hiring, for a one-day job: The gig economy hits retail

The Washington Post

I’ve written a lot about the gig economy—and its downsides, such has minimal employee protection under the law and lack of health care coverage and other employee benefits. Often, the tradeoff for flexibility is not worth it.

A $20 million gift for college

The New York Times

Maybe you’ve wondered if college is even necessary for your kids. But here’s the thing—a college degree remains the single most reliable path to the middle class. It’s not a cure-all, but college graduates make considerably more over their lifetimes than those without a degree.

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5 pointers for the first-time renter

Is your adult kid ready to rent his first apartment? Here’s how you can prepare him financially for the big move.

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