Today’s bits: Free flights to New Zealand

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New Zealand Will Give You a Free Trip If You Agree to a Job Interview – Looking for a new job? Have tech skills? You may want to consider New Zealand. The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts from around the world—and they’re offering a free trip to the country for anyone who can prove their merit. New Zealand is beautiful. If you are fortunate enough to get a job there and move there, I suspect you will be very happy there. If you aren’t able to land a job, at least you’ll have the chance to see how nice a country it is. Best of luck! (Time/Money)

Digit now helps users automatically save for monthly bills – Digit works by scanning users’ bank accounts to measure their cash flows, and algorithmically determining how much money it can save for them. Once a user has connected a bank account, every few days Digit will pull out a small amount of cash that it deposits into its own savings account which users can access at any time. (Tech Crunch)

How to Make Sure You Have Enough Money in Retirement – How old do you think you’re going to get? Chances are whatever number popped into your head, you’re going to outdo it. That’s because in the past three decades, life expectancy rates for U.S. men have jumped from 70 to 79 and for women from 77 to 83. And the longer you live, the longer you’re going to live. Today, the average 65-year-old will live until age 84. But that means half of all 65-year-olds will surpass that. (NBC)

Are you in your 40s? It’s Not Too Late to Save for Retirement – Did you know that 80% of 40-year-olds are behind on their retirement savings? The good news is, it is never too late to start saving. Although saving for retirement in your 20s and 30s is highly recommended by most financial professionals, it is oftentimes put on the back burner or simply isn’t a financially suitable option at the time.

Typically, people in their 40s have more financial flexibility to be able to put away money for retirement, as well as the motivation to do so. People in their 40s have a stable career, have settled down, and most the time have children. This is a great opportunity to begin saving for retirement if you haven’t already done so. (Investopedia)

YouTube TV Arrives to Take on Hulu, Netflix and Traditional Pay Television – YouTube TV with about 40 networks to stream their live broadcasts and cable feeds to its subscribers. YouTube will charge $35 for the “over the top” service, which will include all the major broadcast networks and cable channels such as ESPN, Disney and FXX. (Ad Age)

Here’s the lineup:

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CW, Telemundo, ESPN, USA, FX, FreeForm, Disney, E, Bravo, Oxygen, FXX, Syfy, Disney Jr., FXM, MSNBC, CNBC, Nat Geo Wild, Chiller, all sorts of sports networks. You can also get Showtime.


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