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Jupiter Is Entering Capricorn, So Focus On Your Finances

Jupiter Is Entering Capricorn, So Focus On Your Finances

It makes sense that Jupiter is the ruling planet for adventurous Sagittarius because “Jupiter likes to grow and take risks,” Stardust explains. Capricorn, however, is more practical and risk-averse, particularly when it comes to finances. "As the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn’s nature is somewhat the complete opposite of Jupiter’s. While Jupiter loves expansion, optimism, and…
Marie Kondo Your Wallet: How To Make Sure Your Finances Spark Joy

Marie Kondo Your Wallet: How To Make Sure Your Finances Spark Joy

"The first thing I would do, similar to how Marie organizes clothes, is to look at the last couple months of your bank statements, go through each transaction, and put it into a category," Casserly says. "That way you know where your money has been going and can understand your own spending behavior." These categories…
The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. When did we all start seeing millennials as sad, lazy, degenerates? Was it when some white dude blamed avocado toast for all of our financial shortcomings? Or when living at home longer became an indicator of laziness rather than a shitty housing market? Or can we thank the…
Financial freedom: How to run away and work wherever you want

Financial freedom: How to run away and work wherever you want

Everyone dreams of running away now and again. Some people go full-on digital nomad. They wander the world, untied to a regular place of employment, and make money through some mysterious alchemy — or, you know, they do freelance work. But they make some sacrifices to live full-time this way. Sacrifices like selling their homes…
The best budgeting apps and tools

The best budgeting apps and tools

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Ladders may earn affiliate commissions. After researching nearly 50 budgeting apps, having eight people test six of them in their daily lives, speaking with three financial experts, and reading through a half-dozen personal finance books,…
Survey: 30% of couples talk about money on a daily basis

Survey: 30% of couples talk about money on a daily basis

Research has found that 1/3 of married couples fight over money monthly, but more recent data from Lexington Law shows that 30% of couples talk money every day. But while 53% said they “have a joint bank account” with their romantic partner, 47% said they do not. “Our study found that overall age made the largest impact…
How much you must earn to afford a house in the 50 largest US cities

How much you must earn to afford a house in the 50 largest US...

Buying a home used to be part of the American dream. It lets you build equity over the years, gives you a significant financial asset, and provides a pride of ownership or investment in the surrounding community. The problem is that in some cities, workers must earn hundreds of thousands of dollars to afford an…
Survey: 69.3% of Americans think paying bills on time shows someone is ‘well-off’

Survey: 69.3% of Americans think paying bills on time shows someone is ‘well-off’

Data from Comet shows that 69.3% of Americans surveyed think that if someone pays “their bills on time,” they are considered “well-off.” Overall, respondents said having an average of $4,177 in their checking accounts and an average of $57,404 in their savings accounts would also land them in this category. But among people who think…
6 ways you’re losing money without even realizing it

6 ways you’re losing money without even realizing it

We all like to think that we’re keeping a pretty close eye on our money. After all, life is expensive, and being able to afford extras like an amazing fall vacation or that new it bag requires smart budgeting. In order to stay on track and maintain control of your finances, you’ve probably developed some kind of system (or maybe…
Why your 401(k) stinks

Why your 401(k) stinks

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” – Abe Lemons Retirement planning is a relatively new fad. There was a time when people just worked … if you lived, you worked. In 1881 Otto Van Bismarck petitioned the Reichstag to create a government system to support the elderly, and the…

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