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How to Protect Your Credit and Online Data From Fraud—A Year After The Equifax Breach

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How to Build A Work Wardrobe On A Budget

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) always brings this dreaded thought to mind: “I have absolutely nothing to wear, and I hate all my clothes.” Take heart, though: while those models are working that runway, you’re working your career.
Some of those models won’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, but you may not have that option—yet. If so, we offer some tips on how to build an amazing new work wardrobe on a budget.

Just keep this in mind before you star in that clothes-shopping/dressing-room montage: don’t expect to buy a complete wardrobe all at once. It’s going to take some time, planning, and smarts. You already have the smarts, but let’s work on the time and the planning.

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What Does the Average Funeral Cost? It Pays to Plan Ahead.

The need to plan a funeral can take you by surprise, leaving you very little time to make arrangements when someone you care about passes away. Having some understanding of what goes into planning for a funeral can only help, especially since funerals tend to happen so soon after someone passes. Your loved one deserves to be honored with dignity when they pass, and in turn, you and your family deserve the opportunity to say a proper goodbye. Ultimately, you want a funeral to be meaningful, and knowing how to facilitate that is key.

Finding the money to pay for a funeral is a high priority. Funeral costs determine the kind of funeral you can have—where you can have the funeral, how many mourners can come pay their respects, and the type of burial or cremation ceremony you can have. However, money is usually the last thing on your mind when a loved one passes away. That’s why it’s a good idea to know how to cover funeral costs, so that you’re not left financially scrambling while grieving. In this article, we’ll look at a breakdown of funeral costs, and outline the ways you can pay for a funeral.

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Millennials Do It for the ‘Gram

Completed a DIY home improvement project recently? If you’re a Millennial, then we’d be willing to bet that you then posted a picture to social media to show off the finished product.

We recently conducted a survey where we were able to uncover the differences between Millennials and Baby Boomers when it comes to home improvement projects to celebrate the start of home improvement season 2018 and our now Tiny Kitchen Makeover viral campaign.

We surveyed a national sample of 1,231 consumers aged 24-72 who had completed a DIY home improvement project in the past two years and found that Millennials are more likely (23%) than Baby Boomers to land in the ER from a DIY home improvement project gone awry, and that overzealousness may be because they are eager to show off their latest project on social media.

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Majority of Millennial Women Have Money to Invest—But Fear Holds Them Back

Studies show millennial women have enormous power—when it comes to spending, that is. But what about when it comes to building wealth, like saving and investing toward the future? To figure that out, SoFi teamed up with Levo to survey 2,050 millennial women on their behaviors and motivations around financial habits, with intriguing results.

Millennials get a bad rap when it comes to personal finance. They’re often labeled as unprepared for the future or emergencies because they don’t save enough, if anything at all. However, of the women surveyed, 53% have an emergency savings fund set aside (covering three to six-plus months of housing and necessities). And they don’t just keep their money under the bed: 70% review their bank accounts at least once a week. These findings indicate millennial women are much more financially responsible than they’re given credit for, in that they are savers and have cash flow to invest.

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When to Plan Your Next Trip, According to Science

There are plenty of reasons to wait until the last minute to plan a vacation. You might want to save up a little more cash, wait for a great price on airfare, or see how crazy work is before booking. And spontaneous vacations can certainly feel more exciting than ones you’ve planned months in advance. One minute, you’re anticipating an uneventful weekend at home, the next, you’re throwing a swimsuit in a bag and jetting off to the beach.

But here’s a good reason you might want to rethink your planning strategy: research reveals travel’s biggest impact on your mood doesn’t kick in during the trip.

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