With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles, so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
Money mistakes of middle-income Americans
According to this survey, many Americans feel less than confident about their financial futures, yet they’re not focusing a lot of effort on fixing that. Make sure you’re avoiding these common money mistakes that can greatly impact your financial wellbeing. (Fox Business)
Why do celebrities have LinkedIn profiles?
LinkedIn is often regarded as a kind of underdog of social media. It can help you find a job, but what fun is it if you can’t explore people’s vacation pictures or wedding announcements? This reporter found a new fun hobby on the professional social network: finding celebrity profiles. (Money)
10 things to know, now that you’re graduating
Graduating college is a huge life event. For many, it marks the passage into adulthood and the “real world.” Such an event can be scary and confusing at times, but lucky for you that millions of people have already done it. Check out this writer’s advice before you cross that stage. (The Everygirl)
The best and worst states for working mothers
Being a working mom is difficult just about everywhere, both in terms of time management and the emotional toll. But some places make it easier than others, based on gender pay balance and cost of childcare. (Yahoo! Finance)
20 purchases that buyers almost always regret
Big purchases should — and usually do — come with a fair amount of planning and consideration. Even still, many consumers find themselves regretting their purchases long after they’ve been made. Check out this list, and maybe reconsider your own dream shopping list. (MoneyTalksNews)
Here’s what it actually takes to change your money habits
While many consumers gripe about a lack of money causing their financial dilemmas, real, sustainable financial health comes from much more than having a ton of money. Find out all the different pieces it takes to best manage your money. (HuffPost)
How to invest in your 20s to create wealth in your 50s
Part of securing financial health for yourself is always keeping the future in mind. Your 50s may seem like a long time away, but if you put off saving for that time, you could find yourself in a tight spot. Here’s how to start investing in your future now. (The Street)
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