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.
7 online and mobile banking safety tips
Mobile banking has made money management infinitely more convenient. Visiting a brick-and-mortar bank is almost obsolete for some people. But with great convenience comes great responsibility. If you use an app or website to manage your finances, make sure you’re doing so safely and securely. (Fox Business)
Does it really matter where you go to college?
A multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scandal rocked the nation this week, making people question the legitimacy of elite institutions’ admissions practices. The scandal has fueled a greater conversation on merit, privilege and wealth — and what they mean in America. This reporter asks: However you managed to get into college, was it worth it? (NPR)
7 words you should immediately stop using to describe yourself
Humans are notoriously hard on themselves. We hold expectations that are usually too high, and then kick ourselves for not reaching them. To have a better self-image and more confidence, change the way you talk about yourself. (Brit + Co)
How to make money from home
Looking to make money without leaving your home? With remote work on the rise, you could skip the mainstream job and be your own boss. Check out these options for working from home and finding high-paying gigs. (TheStreet)
15 surprising things you can clean in your washing machine
If you thought your washing machine was just for clothes and linens, you were mistaken. Before you replace things like sneakers, yoga mats and pillows, throw them in your washing machine. Take a look at this list for more ways you can get more out of your washer. (MoneyTalksNews)
Do I really need different resumes for different job applications?
Looking for a job can be a full-time job, as anyone who’s been through a lengthy job search knows. Though writing cover letters, filling out questionnaires and going to interviews can be tedious, cutting corners could prevent you from landing your dream job. Learn how you should adjust your resume for each job application. (The Everygirl)
12 ways to save money on groceries
A shocking part of adulthood can be the realization that grocery shopping can get incredibly expensive very fast. It’s not an expense you can just cut — you need food. Thankfully, there are ways to shop smarter and save money when you hit the grocery store. (BuzzFeed)
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