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Nevermind the Old

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Shopping for a car for your high school grad? You’re probably thinking of getting something old, gigantic and ugly. Well, as the New York Times points out, that strategy might not be the best anymore.

After the Interview

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If you have a job interview coming up, we’re sure you’re stressing about it. And you’ll want to let out a big sigh of relief once it’s over. But remember: Your work isn’t done when you leave the interview. There are some things you can do after the interview that could improve your chances of landing the job.

Side Stepping the Gap

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According to a paper published by researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research, women hoping to close the gender pay gap in the gig economy have some work to do. The report, which focused on Uber drivers, found that women drivers only make 93 cents for every dollar their male counterparts made.

Now for Later

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If you’re looking for a creative way to save more for retirement, consider living a healthier lifestyle. That’s the takeaway from a new study from Healthy Capital, a retirement planning company. Researchers there found that making improvements to your wellbeing now can result in big savings down the line.

Better Talks

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If you’re in a committed relationship and your finances have blended, there is a good chance that you will end up having a fight (or two) about money. That’s fairly normal, we’d say. Money can be a sensitive subject. Knowing that some disagreements are bound to bubble up, your best course of action is to have a game plan ahead of time to insure that the conversations that follow are constructive, not destructive.

Is It Time To Stop Paying For Wi-Fi?

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Internet access is available almost everywhere today: coffee shops, restaurants, trains and even 30,000 feet in the air on flights. Thanks to 4G cellular networks on our smartphones, we can surf the web, scroll on social media and watch endless Netflix series — all without even needing Wi-Fi.

Easy Does It

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One of the easiest ways to bust a budget is to become too reliant on convenience. Yes, everything is right at the tip of our fingers these days, but all too often that ease comes with a price. Here are some ways convenience can bust your budget.

Golden Years Can Be Clouded With Debt

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Older Americans are entering their golden years with a not-so-sunny financial outlook. That’s the main takeaway from a recent paper published in the American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings Journal. It found more adults are entering retirement loaded down with debt than ever before.

Amazon Prime: Is It Still Worth It?

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For me, as I’m sure for many of you, Amazon Prime is a sort of lifeline — I order everything from paper goods to books to a whole lot of Spindrift seltzer and am eagerly awaiting the next season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (watch the first, if you haven’t!). But since the price of a Prime membership recently went up by 20 percent to $119 per year, I’m wondering, is it still worth it?

Credit Reports: Your Digital Defense

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Last week, the FBI’s field office in Portland, Oregon issued a brief advising that checking your credit report can help protect you against identity theft. And if the FBI advises you to check your credit, you probably should. Here’s why.