Today’s bits: Millionaire on $56K, Oprah on graduates, Facial recognition for baggage, Macarons for $9,703


  • How to ruin your finances fast – Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.
  • Here’s how to become a millionaire on $56,000 a year – When many of us think of millionaires, we picture high-powered executives cruising around town in chauffeured limousines. But you don’t need to earn an extraordinarily high salary to join the ranks of the wealthy. In fact, if you play your cards right, you can become a millionaire on a fairly ordinary salary — just $56,000 a year, in fact.
  • Oprah says a closet full of shoes won’t make you happy — why I got rid of most of my stuff years ago  – “Those of you who have a lot of shoes know having a closet full of shoes doesn’t fill up your life,” she said. “Living a life of substance can.”
  • How to improve your FICO score  – My FICO score is just under 800. The reason given that it is not higher is that I don’t have any non-mortgage leases. What would be the cheapest way to remedy this without buying something expensive?


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