Today’s bits: Frugality drives innovation; Sacrifice now, win later

Money & Investing

Women are better at investing than men, study says – When it comes to investing success, women did better than men last year. Female investors earned higher returns and saved more of their pay to fund retirement accounts than men, even though most women didn’t think they would, according to a recently …

How can the Millennial generation start investing? – An adjunct professor at Webster University will offer a an MBA financial class. The course will be built around the principles laid out in his book Rich as a King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing.

I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.

15 Quotes From Self-Made Billionaires That Will Change Your Outlook on Money – quotations about money from self-made billionaires that will shift your perspective on business, investing and success. From investor Warren Buffett to tech mogul Jeff Bezos, here’s what some of the world’s richest men and women.

Five Money Tips for Graduates – When it comes to debt, student loans and credit cards can be detrimental to the financial success of young adults. The devastating mistakes students make in college can haunt them for years and keep them from stepping into the next phase of life with …

The Best Money Advice When You Don’t Have Any Money – Getting advice about what to do with your money, when you don’t actually have very much, might be fun — like playing a game of Monopoly. On the other hand, it could also feel soul-wrenching, like watching an episode of Black Mirror that hits too close

You’ll soon be able to send money with Google Assistant – You can say something like “Send $50 to Paul Miller,” and Google Assistant will confirm before it fires off the money — using your fingerprint if you’re on Android. Merchants can also get paid through Assistant this way — in Google’s demo at I/O they

Debt

Sacrifice now in order to be able to win later…

Couple who paid off $180,00 in 54 days shares their No. 1 money saving tip – “Our mantra became, Sacrifice now in order to be able to win later,” Cahill tells CNBC. But his top money saving tip has nothing to do with ditching credit cards, downsizing or tracking expenses. Rather, he advises finding someone to hold you

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Real estate

Ask Real Estate: When a Roommate Won’t Pay Up – What’s the best way to raise a roommate’s rent — or get her to move out?

New York City Landlords Are Offering Deals – As the inventory of new rentals grows, discounts and concessions have gotten better, with some landlords asking as little as $500 for a deposit.

Rent Too High? Try the Next Subway Stop – Even a single subway stop in New York City can have a serious impact on how much an apartment costs to rent.

Jobs

6 cities where recent grads can get a job without blowing their whole paycheck on rent – The study first identified popular jobs for young grads, based on US Census Bureau data regarding 22- to 27-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree. Next, Indeed scoured all of its March 2017 job listings for such occupations, coming up with the share of job postings in each area in occupations where the share of college grads is at least twice as high as the national average.

Retirement

6 Critical Things to Consider to Make a Foolproof Retirement Plan – If you’ve never thought about what you plan to do during your retirement years, now’s the time. You don’t have to make out a list of specific activities, just consider more or less what you want to do. Travel? Volunteer in your community?

Creating a Retirement Plan: Ideas to Help Get You Started – An often-overlooked area of retirement planning is inflation. In 1990, the cost of a first-class postage stamp was 25 cents; today it has almost doubled to 49 cents. If you need $5,000 a month to meet your current spending needs, how much will you need

 

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