Here are some of our favorite news articles from the past week…in case you missed them.
What You Think You Know About Money, But Don’t, Can Hurt You
“Americans have grown more confident about their financial acumen since the market meltdown that ended in 2009. Yet they seem to know less about the subject than they did then. And most people didn’t even know much about it in 2009.”
Lack of Exercise in Middle Age is Even Deadlier Than You Think
“A new study put low physical activity level right behind smoking as factors that increase your risk of dying.”
Washington: The Ideal Place to Grow Older
“As cities grapple with the needs of older adults, the nonprofit Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Living report found several cities to be ahead of the curve, including smaller cities like Iowa City, and Sioux Falls, S.D., and larger ones like Boston and New York.” And Washington…Washington, DC, that is.
Chelsea Clinton’s Apt “Wrinkle In Time” Shout Out”
Chelsea Clinton referenced a classic 1963 science-fiction novel in the speech she gave for her mother at last week’s Democratic National Convention. Why? “‘Bookish girls tend to mark phases of their lives by periods of intense literary character identification,’ wrote Pamela Paul in a 2012 New York Times column.”
Choosing a ‘Real World’ Education is Helping Millennials Succeed, Have Less Debt
College is not for everyone, and the alternatives may offer a better, less financially devastating choice for some millennials.
How a Will Treating Children Differently Can Still Be Fair
“Is there ever a time when inheritance should be uneven? And if so, can uneven still be fair?”