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.
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.
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.
—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.
—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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