Today’s bits: Can you be too frugal?

Money & Investing

How We Talk About Money: Advice From 3 Real Married Couples
For married couples, the period after the honeymoon is often when the rubber meets the road. And often, the real-world strains revolve around around money. What do you think the #1 cause of stress is in relationships?

What Are Your Expectations About Earning, Saving and Spending Money?
“When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each,” What attitudes do you and your peers have toward spending and saving money?

Assets and liabilities — your life balance sheet
Your financial assets minus your liabilities denotes your net worth. While your net worth is not your self-worth, you can create wealth in both areas.

I buy everything I want in life … Would 10 homes make me more happy?

5 of Warren Buffett’s most frugal habits
The billionaire doesn’t describe himself as frugal, just a man with simple tastes. “I buy everything I want in life,” he told People Magazine recently. “Would 10 homes make me more happy? Possessions possess you at a point. I don’t like a $100 meal

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Real Estate

Give Your Home an Outdoor Makeover on the Cheap
How can you save money while keeping your home in tip-top shape? Here are some tips to spruce up your yard without spending a fortune.

Retirement

Here’s the new retirement goal: Love your job and keep working
“Debt is a dream killer; financial fitness is really important,” she said. More from Balancing Priorities: Health savings account contributions can boost your retirement · 3 ways to maximize your charitable contributions.

Near Retirement? 5 Plans You MUST Have in Place
Your No. 1 goal in retirement planning should be building a strategy that ensures you never run out of money.

Sometimes, retirees are just too frugal
Do retired people spend less as they get older? Apparently, they do. On average, retirees age 60 or older trim their spending by 2.5 percent a year, or by about 20 percent over a 10-year period.

 

Jobs

46% of U.S. employers say they face talent shortages … While job seekers may be looking for openings right next door – there’s a big disconnect here … We want to better connect employers and job seekers through a new initiative, Google for Jobs.

Google for jobs
Google announced it’s launching a jobs search engine in the U.S. The service will focus on all types of jobs – from entry-level and service industry positions to high-end professional jobs. It will also leverage Google technologies like machine learning and A.I. to better understand how jobs are classified and related, among other things.

The 16 most expensive cities in the world for commuting to work
Next to housing, transportation is one of the largest recurring expenses people face. In a major metropolis, that likely means a fair amount of time packed into the subway, trolley, or bus getting a little too acquainted with your fellow city dwellers.

  • The good news: It’s better for the environment, and, depending on where you live, it may be cheaper than owning a car.
  • The bad news: It can still be really expensive.

 

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