Passive Investing: Are you getting what you’re paying for or are you getting fleeced? and other bits….

Passive investing doesn’t necessarily mean cheap. Many mutual funds and ETFs that track the S&P 500 charge minuscule fees, but several funds marketed which sound similar may charge relatively exorbitant fees without comparable returns. (Pragmatic Capitalist)

Artificial Intelligence is here to monitor your bank accounts… and they are offering up suggestions. (Yahoo)

If you are looking to buy a house in 2017, here are a few things you ought to be doing right now to help make that dream become a reality. (Acorns)

The TV shows that you watch may be subtly changing the way you spend money… and not in a good way  (The Simple Dollar)

Good News: Fewer delinquencies this month. (Calculated Risk)

Three TVs and no food. Second only to Brazil, roughly one-in-five children in America are living in poor households (that is, households where the income level is less than half the median income). Growing up poor in America. (NY Times)

Fast food restaurants have been having a tough time of late. Fewer Millennials are eating at McDonald’s… 80% of them claim that they have never ever eaten a Big Mac. (Thrillist)

As an employee of a company, you may unknowingly become party to a scam. (Credit.com)

Looking to get your tax return early? Here’s an easy tip: file early. (Simple Dollar)

 

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