7 Money Links We Love: 50 States, 50 Wealthy Towns: Do You Live in One of Them?

7 Money Links We Love: 50 States, 50 Wealthy Towns: Do You Live in One of Them?

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When it comes to boosting creativity in the workplace, new research suggests men thrive on competition, while women tend to perform better in collaborative environments. If You Want Female Employees to Be Creative, Don’t Make Them Compete at Work — Fast Company

In the last few years, more American workers have opted to invest in target-date funds. Here’s how they can help—and potentially hurt—younger investors in particular. More Advisors, Investors Setting Sights on Target Date Funds — CNBC

Ever feel like you’re basically living at the office? You’re not alone: New research finds salaried employees in the U.S. work an average of 49 hours a week. Salaried Workers Spend 49 Hours a Week at Work — The Wall Street Journal

From identity theft to mistakes from credit reporting agencies, here’s how more than 40 million people end up with errors on their credit reports every year. How Do Credit Report Errors Happen? — Credit.com

Money-savvy teens are about to reap major rewards: Tax preparer H&R Block has just announced it will award $3 million in college scholarships to students who rock an online budget game. Ace a Personal Finance Game, Win a College Scholarship — TIME

This handy map reveals the wealthiest towns in each U.S. state, plus the median salaries in those lavish locales. Here’s the Most Affluent Town in Every State — Business Insider

Working toward a financial goal doesn’t mean cutting all the fun out of your life. These five tips—like celebrating small accomplishments—will make managing your money exciting instead of something you dread. How to Balance a Fun Life With Your Financial Goals - Lifehacker

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From paying kids for basic household chores to caving when they throw a tantrum in the toy aisle, here are nine money mistakes moms and dads often make—and how to avoid them. 9 Good-Intention Ways You're Passing On Bad Money Habits to Your Kids

A culinary expert dishes on how you can make gourmet meals—like French onion soup and roast chicken—for $4 or less. Bon appétit! High-End Flavor, Low-Cost Grocery Tab: $4 Meals From a Master Chef

Ever feel like you’ll always be burdened by the money you owe? These three people prove it’s possible to get out of the red—for good. 3 Recovered Debtors Confess: How I Dug Out of Debt—and Stayed That Way

This man managed to spend a whopping quarter of a million dollars before the time he turned 25. The lifelong lessons he learned as a result. From Trust Fund Kid to Average Joe: What Blowing a $250K Inheritance Taught Me

If you’ve no idea what a “Muppie” is or how to “Venmo” someone, it’s time to revamp your money vocabulary. Take a tip from our list of must-know terms. Modern-Day Money Lingo: 12 Buzzwords You Need to Know

Estate planning can be tricky, which is why we’re here to spotlight the most common mistakes—like procrastinating and not accounting for your digital assets. Covering Your Assets: 7 Common Estate Planning Mistakes People Make

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