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Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions

From Bruce Feiler at The New York Times: “The Italians have a wonderful expression for how our lives get upended when we least expect it: “lupus in fabula.” It means “the wolf in the fairy tale.” Jus[...]

July 16, 2020

How Will You Measure Your Life?

From Clayton M. Christensen at Harvard Business Review: “Before I published The Innovator’s Dilemma, I got a call from Andrew Grove, then the chairman of Intel. He had read one of my early papers abo[...]

July 9, 2020

The Strategic Side Gig

From Ken Banta and Orlan Boston at Harvard Business Review: “Amit Paley spent the first seven years of his career as a reporter for the Washington Post. While he put in long hours and did stints in w[...]

April 25, 2020

Why Stress-Baking and Cleaning Make You Less Anxious

From Sara Harrison at Wired: “You’re not the only one who finds #quarantinebaking so soothing. Turns out, it has a lot to do with the neuroscience of mindful meditation.” “When humans perceive [...]

March 27, 2020

Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

From Ron Lieber and Tara Siegel Bernard at The New York Times: “If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll n[...]

March 18, 2020

The Benefits of Getting an Icy Start to the Day

From Sketch Guy Carl Richards at The New York Times: “It’s 6 a.m. in Park City, Utah. I’m in the shower. I go through all the typical shower rituals — I wash behind my ears, shave, and more — until I[...]

January 24, 2020

Gratitude in Abundance

From Jeremy at Calibrating Capital: “I’m relatively convinced of something that I can’t necessarily prove. The more abundance we live in, the harder it is to be grateful. Which is kind of crazy when [...]

January 21, 2020

Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty

From Derek Thompson at The Atlantic: “Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.” “In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are fu[...]

January 16, 2020

As Reverse Mortgages End, Heirs are Left with Heartache

From Nick Penzenstadler at USA Today “After a death, heirs who want to pay off reverse mortgages to hold onto a family home can be stymied by a seemingly endless cycle of problems.” “Water shut off w[...]

December 19, 2019

How Long $100K in Retirement Will Last in Every State

From Joel Anderson at Yahoo! Finance: “Stretching your nest egg as far as possible is something that’s most likely front of mind for retirees who aren’t very wealthy. With no new sources of income as[...]

December 9, 2019

Do All Twenty-Something Year Olds Feel Unfulfilled by Work?

From Michael Keller at The Startup: “You aren’t alone. Most of us dread our morning commutes to the office. But we can do something about it — and it isn’t quitting or traveling abroad.” “It’s hard t[...]

October 16, 2019

What Happens When You Don’t Pay a Hospital Bill

From Olga Khazan at The Atlantic: “As Americans sink under medical expenses, debt collectors go to great—and sometimes strange—lengths to collect.” “On March 8, 2011, Joclyn Krevat, an occupational t[...]

August 28, 2019

Why Forgetfulness Might Actually Help You

From Sue Shellenbarger at The Wall Street Journal: “Many people worry that forgetting names, facts or tasks on their to-do list is a sign of aging or mental decline.” “A growing body of research offe[...]

January 22, 2019

The Eisenhower Method For Taking Action

From Thomas Oppong at The Mission: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower “Most people spend a lot of their time managing “situations” and[...]

January 19, 2019

Retirement Is A Transition, Not A Destination

From Dorian Mintzer at Forbes: “It’s less important to think about what you’re retiring from and more important to think about what you’re retiring to. Some industries no longer have a mandatory reti[...]

January 2, 2019

Your Guide to Working While on Social Security

From Dan Caplinger at The Motley Fool: “Many people remain employed while claiming Social Security. Here’s how to avoid those pesky benefit reductions.” “Millions of people who receive Social S[...]

January 2, 2019

How to Max Out Your 401(k) in 2019

From Emily Brandon at U.S. News & World Report: “Take advantage of the tax breaks and 401(k) match your retirement account provides.” “A 401(k) plan provides tax breaks, employer contributions, [...]

December 18, 2018

Free College is Now a Reality in Nearly 20 States

From Jessica Dickler at CNBC: “Tuition has historically risen about 3 percent to 5 percent a year, according to the College Board, continuously outpacing inflation and family income. During the reces[...]

December 15, 2018

Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

From Derek Thompson at The Atlantic: “This year, more than 2 million Americans will apply to college. Most will aim for nearby schools without global brands or billion-dollar endowments. But for the [...]

December 11, 2018

What Kind of Happiness Do People Value Most?

From Cassie Mogilner Holmes at Harvard Business Review: “Sure, everyone wants to be happy. But what kind of happiness do people want? Is it happiness experienced moment-to-moment? Or is it being able[...]

November 19, 2018

Hemingway, a Lost Suitcase, and the Recipe for Stupidity

From the Farnham Street Blog: “The best intentions are no match for the havoc caused by stress, tiredness, and unusual circumstances. Even though we know these things can negatively impact our decisi[...]

October 25, 2018

The World’s Most Liveable Cities in 2018

From Tamara Hardingham-Gill at CNN: “Melbourne has finally lost the title of world’s most liveable city after a seven-year reign. The Australian city came in second place on the Economist Intel[...]

August 14, 2018

A Smarter Way to Think About Financial Decisions

From Tim Herrera at The New York Times: “It’s as simple as reframing how you think about your money. For years I had a 401(k) from my first job that sat neglected, quietly collecting meager interest [...]

July 23, 2018

How Cities are Addressing the Coming Jobs Apocalypse

From Steve LeVine at Axios: “Congress and the Trump administration have yet to create a coherent policy response to a widely forecast social and economic tsunami resulting from automation, including [...]

May 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

From Suzanne Woolley at Bloomberg: “Many Americans cite leading a stress-free life and having “peace of mind” as their personal definition of wealth. That doesn’t sound too money-centric on the face [...]

May 15, 2018

10 Budget-Friendly Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Some great ideas from Erin Gifford at The Travel Channel: “Yes, you can plan a summer vacation that will wow your kids without breaking the bank. Get ready to cross off a bucket list item with a fami[...]

April 7, 2018

This Mom Is Charging Her 5-Year-Old “Rent”

From Denise Hill / Wise Bread at Money: A young mother named Essence Evans recently posted on Facebook that she charges her five-year-old daughter $1 each for rent, utilities, food, water, and cable [...]

March 22, 2018

5 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

From Maurie Backman at The Motley Fool: “Owning a home has long been the American Dream, but these days, far too many people are pushing themselves too hard to attain it. It’s estimated that 39 milli[...]

December 8, 2017

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

From Katrina Onstad at NBC News: At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue? On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the j[...]

November 3, 2017

More Americans Are Falling Behind on Student Loans

From Shahien Nasiripour at Bloomberg: The economy’s improved. Unemployment’s low. Millions are enrolled in generous income-based repayment plans. So what’s wrong? More student debtors are falling beh[...]

September 28, 2017

Why Today’s Teens Are Taking Longer to Grow Up

From Jean Twenge at CNN’s The Conversation: Teens aren’t what they used to be. The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time j[...]

September 22, 2017

If I Were a Parent: Teaching Kids to be Good Sports

From Kelly Wallace at CNN: “That teams stinks.” “Those refs are trash.” “I wish I never signed up for this.” Those were just some of the comments we got when we asked a group of elementary and middle [...]

September 21, 2017

Why Instagram Could Become Bigger Than Facebook

From Beulah Meriam K at Seeking Alpha: Summary Instagram is Facebook’s star player, but what are the facts supporting that assumption? What’s the evidence that Instagram is shadowing Facebook’s growth[...]

August 31, 2017

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

From Audie Cornish at National Public Radio: For the first time, a generation of children is going through adolescence with smartphones ever-present. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Dieg[...]

August 7, 2017