Today’s bits – 31 Best Travel Sites, Hotel Deals, Rent is more expensive than ever

Money

Why Talking About Money Helps You Hold On to It – There are a few topics that we’ve been conditioned to think are off-limits at the dinner table: religion, sex and money are at the top of the list. But when it comes to money, a whole lot of us shy away from talking about it …

Real Estate

Trump tax proposal would make mortgage deduction useless for most homeowners – President Donald Trump has proposed rewriting the tax code to raise the standard federal deduction to a level where a married couple would need a home-loan balance of about $608,000 before it would make sense to itemize and use the mortgage-interest …

Tech startup that matches buyers, sellers with real estate agents raises $27 million – A startup claims its technology can match qualified homebuyers and sellers with real estate agents in real-time announced recently that it plans to grow its platform significantly thanks to a sizeable capital raise

We Are Spending More Money Than Ever On Rent – Rental income just hit an all-time high. Here’s how that drives a wedge between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’

Kids

How Kids Can Start Investing – A parent or other adult needs to manage a custodial account, but most brokerage firms offer the same investing choices, commissions and fees for custodial accounts as for regular accounts.

Offers

All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – Buy three, save 20%

Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker – Deep, loud and immersive sound, with True 360-degree coverage

Amazon Warehouse Deals – Great deals on open-box & pre-owned products

Travel

31 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money – Find the best deals online for plane tickets, hotel rooms, vacation packages and car rentals, domestic or abroad.

Airline Industry Says Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned any electronic device larger than a smartphone from the cabins of flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, and is considering extending the ban to flights from Europe as well.

Your Reclining Airplane Seat Vs. The Lap Behind You: Who Owns the Air Rights?  – It’s annoying as hell when you have your tray table down, trying to work or eat, and the person in front of you reclines, narrowing the already tiny gap between your knees and their seatback. To retaliate, you recline your own seat—it’s your right, after all—and annoy the person behind you.

How to get the best deal on a hotel room – Don’t blow your travel budget on full-price lodging. Here’s 7 tips to help you save money on a hotel room.

Retirement

The good and the bad of women living longer – That is why it is imperative for women to include their lifestyle into retirement planning. Lifestyle retirement planning is taking into account all of the aspects of your current lifestyle as well as the possible future issues that may interfere with

Social Security

This is why you need to find your Social Security password now – Your Social Security account is about to get more secure

Misc.

McDonald’s Expands Delivery Option To Four Additional Cities – McDonald’s added Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and Columbus, OH, to its current UberEATS delivery lineup that already includes Orlando, Tampa, and Miami.

Never Buy Shoes Online – In honor of the Financial Fails series and inspired in part by an insatiable and frankly disturbing desire to shop for just about everything right now, here’s a story about buying shoes online.

Chart of the Day

courtesy: The Economist

 

 

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