Monday bits: Top 10 Money Saving Ideas… err, ours goes to 11…

Top 11 Money Saving Ideas

One: thing millennials need to know about investing

The One Thing Millennials Need to Know About Investing

The oldest millennials are now starting to enter their formative years in the workforce and the youngest of the group will soon graduate from high school. Millions of millennials are going to be making decisions about what to do with their finances and how much to spend or save for the future.

Two: money moves every parent should make before having kids

There are two money moves every parent should make before having kids

Between preparing the nursery, reading all the right books, and stocking up on bottles and onesies, the checklist of what parents need to do to prepare for a new baby is long. But it’s crucial not to forget getting their finances in order as well.

Three: things you should do if you’re planning to retire in 2017

Three things you should do if you’re planning to retire in 2017

For many people, retirement is on the cards in 2017 and with it comes all the planning and preparation. While you’ve no doubt been planning your retirement for several years now, there are a few things you really need to get cracking on if you want to retire in 2017.

Four: tips for managing your money in 2017

Four top tips for managing your money in 2017

Alongside your promises to eat less, move more and learn a foreign language, the chances are you want to manage your finances better – those are the most popular resolutions after all. So, here are four ways to improve your finances in 2017.

Five: retirement myths — debunked!

5 Retirement Myths — Debunked!

There are many myths about retirement that people often believe, and only by learning the hard way do many of those people realize the mistakes they’ve made in their retirement planning. By knowing about these myths before you retire, you can take action before it’s too late to do anything about it. In particular, these five common misconceptions about retirement trip up many near-retirees, and it’s important to get the facts so you can plan for retirement correctly.

Six: frugal alternatives to gym memberships

Frugal Alternatives to Gym Memberships

As we enter the third week of the new year, many Americans may find their enthusiasm for resolutions starting to wane. Among the most popular annual goals is the commitment to lose weight and get fit, which results in a surge of gym membership sign-ups

Seven: unexpected Amazon dot capabilities

Seven unexpected Amazon Alexa abilities

New apps and devices are becoming Echo-friendly, and the little tower is behaving less like a “smart speaker” and more like a “digital assistant.” You can arrange schedules, coordinate your entertainment center in several rooms, and even operate appliances – all without lifting a finger.

Learn more about the: Amazon Echo Dot

Eight: clever money-saving tricks to try this year

8 Clever Money-Saving Tricks to Try This Year

Ask people for their money-related New Year’s resolutions, and there are usually two that float to the top: Save more money, and spend less. But easier said than done. As with making a diet stick, committing to smarter money habits usually requires a bit of education, some basic willpower, and a dash of mental trickery.

Nine: ways to became a 401(k) millionaire

Nine Ways to Became A 401(k) Millionaire

The original story on becoming a 401(k) Millionaire cited 5 keys, of which I followed every last one, as well as 4 others I’ve learned throughout my life. I will be telling my story using all 9 of these steps, and will show you how they have helped my wife and I become 401(k) Millionaires ourselves.

Ten: of the best cities in the US to buy a fixer-upper

10 of the best cities in the US to buy a fixer-upper

Some cities, homes needing work offer savings of two to three times that much. Zillow analyzed 70,000 listings of fixer-uppers across the country — identified using key words like “fixer-upper,” “TLC,” and “good bones” — and compared list prices to estimated market values to determine which metro areas provide the best deals.

Eleven: of my coworkers shared the worst money mistakes they’ve made — or narrowly avoided

11 of my coworkers shared the worst money mistakes they’ve made — or narrowly avoided

Adulthood is punctuated by huge money decisions, like choosing a career, buying a house, relocating, starting or supporting a family, and traveling. So making the occasional money mistakes is inevitable. But some of our most expensive mistakes stay with us forever — scaring us straight and teaching us a lesson.

4.8 million: dollars needed to buy a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl

 

Infographic: Super Bowl Ad Prices Doubled in a Decade | Statista
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