Wednesday bits: How to fly to Europe for under $70

How to fly to Europe for under $70
You can now fly from California to Europe for less than the cost of a night in a mediocre hotel. On Tuesday, low-cost Icelandic airline WOW launched an airfare sale with one-way fares as low as $69 from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Edinburgh, Stockholm, Bristol and Copenhagen — when you fly from Jan. 15 to April 5. It also launched $99 fares to Reykjavik from Miami, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

More proof as to why the average investor should probably just stick to indexing
The S&P 500 closed the books on 2016 with a 9.5% rally, its fourth positive year out of the past five. The average investor — no shocker here — couldn’t keep pace, according to Openfolio, an app where more than 80,000 users share information about their portfolio.

The 10 most affordable housing markets in the US
Coldwell Banker recently released its annual Home Listing Report, which tracks the most affordable real estate markets in the US. Each of the top 10 are either in major cities or within commuting distance of a major metropolis, including Detroit and Cleveland at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. 

Sleep And Brain Health, How Much You Need
Nearly half of surveyed adults say they don’t get enough sleep each night. New research shows 7-8 hours is needed for optimal brain function.

How to Set Aside Over $2,000 This Year and Hardly Notice (We Are Going On Vacation)
Happy New Year! With the new year comes many fun new ways to make life easier. As a people, we make resolutions, goals or new ideas for the new year in every area of life from weight-loss, to relationships, to organization, and even for money goals (don’t miss our Take Back Your Finances Challenge we used to pay off over $85K of consumer debt)?  If any of these sound appealing we encourage you to check out all our challenges designed to walk with you each step of the way! 

For Millennials, It’s Never Too Early to Save for Retirement
You have probably heard it yourself: the impression that millennials are financial freewheelers. The theory goes that today’s 20- or 30-somethings spend with little regard for savings and even less regard for retiring. Retirement planning experts say that this assumption isn’t entirely accurate — though it is perennially true that most young adults don’t make retirement savings a financial priority. But, as the experts point out, millennials are in an ideal position to get started, because whatever they set aside will grow and accrue interest greatly over time.


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