With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles, so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
Debt.com 2019 Budgeting Survey: Americans think everyone else should do it
Setting a budget could mean the difference between having disposable funds and living paycheck to paycheck. According to this study, most Americans understand the importance of budgeting but still neglect the practice. (Debt.com)
5 easy saving habits
Saving money can be difficult for people with a lot of debt or a lack of disposable income. Yet it is one of the most important aspects of financial wellbeing. Check out these easy ways to get in the habit of saving money and build up your stash. (Fox Business)
Open salary policies at the office are trending — but is it a good idea?
How would you feel if your company shared your salary — and everyone else’s — with the entire organization? Some companies are testing the waters with this practice to encourage transparency and reduce bias, but is it working? (PureWow)
ABLE accounts can help people with disabilities save tax-free
In the past, saving money or earning additional income may have put folks with disabilities at risk of affecting their Social Security benefits. But now nationwide, this savings plan can help those with disabilities set aside tax-free dollars without risking losing other streams of income. (Consumer Reports)
You should plan to live to be 100
According to a new survey, most Americans want to live to be centenarians. Of course, maintaining health is the main factor in attaining that goal, but we should all be planning to be able to support ourselves financially on our way there. (The Street)
9 clothes-shopping mistakes that are costing you money
Whether you shop online or still enjoy trekking out to the mall, you should shop smart! Check out these common clothes shopping mistakes and stop overspending. (MoneyTalksNews)
25 eco-friendly businesses you can feel good about spending your money with
In honor of Earth Day this month (and amid the continuously rising threat of climate change), check out these companies that focus on providing quality products that help save the planet. (BuzzFeed)
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