The latest on millennials, retirement saving, and work-life balance at your job
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
—The New York Times
The good news? Millennials realize how important it is to save for retirement. The not-so-good news? There are still a lot of hurdles to clear before they feel secure in their financial lives.
Work-life balance matters. If you’re feeling overcommitted at work, here’s how to talk to your manager and colleagues about this common problem.
Talk about the “gift” that keeps on giving. Millions more Equifax customers may have been affected by the data breach, making them vulnerable to identity theft. If your information has been compromised, here are steps you can take to protect yourself from harm.
A new survey found that over half of Americans have more money in their emergency fund than they owe to their credit card company. While this sounds good, that credit card debt will keep accruing interest at a higher rate—so my advice is to pay off your credit card entirely before starting your emergency fund. For more on how to prioritize your finances, check out my infographic.
Understanding your credit could save you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. It can mean better loans, lower interest rates, and a having the credit card that best suits your lifestyle.
Craving more financial finds? Here are my latest blog posts!
We all know a credit card addict. You know, the one who keeps opening new cards to pile up points and miles—but doesn’t pay off debt when he can simply push the balance to a new card with a better introductory rate. Here’s how to pay off those cards for good.
If tax season has you lost in the paperwork jungle, press the reset button this new visual guide. It explains taxes in super-simple terms and language you don’t need a CPA to translate.
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