7 Money Links We Love: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Stock Market?

7 Money Links We Love: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Stock Market?

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A new survey finds investors think they’ll need $2.5 million to fund their golden years—nearly $2.2 million more than they currently have saved. Here’s how they’re planning to plump up their nest eggs—pronto. Do You Really Need $2.5 Million for a Good Retirement? — CNBC

Who says young adults aren’t investing in real estate? According to a recent survey, Millennials made up the largest share of homebuyers last year. Millennials Accounted For Largest Share of Home Purchases Last Year — MarketWatch

Yale University is debuting its first online degree—at a price tag that matches its brick-and-mortar one. While other Ivies have forayed into online courses, here's why this one is different. Yale Will Offer Its First Online Degree — BuzzFeed

Depending on where you work, your professional connections could make or break your ability to land a new gig. Check out the 10 fields where businesses are most likely to hire from within their employees' networks. Industries Where Your Network Matters More Than You Think — LinkedIn

Prone to make impulse buys or other unnecessary purchases? Then test out these hacks for curbing your spending habits—like listing all your non-material pleasures. How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need — Lifehacker

In a new poll, a whopping 93% of Gen Yers reported a serious lack of confidence when it comes to investing—both because they distrust the markets and lack crucial know-how. Crisis Hangover: Millennials Are Scared to Invest — CNN

As the minimalist trend gains popularity, use these strategies to get your little ones on board with the idea of “less is more.” 4 Tips for Going Minimalist With Your Kids — U.S. News & World Report

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It only takes a few minutes to make progress on your financial goals. Here are five simple tasks to tackle right now—like starting a “30-day list.” Infographic: 5 Financial To-Dos to Check Off in 5 Minutes

’Tis the season for home buying! We consulted real estate experts to nab their most helpful insights on successfully snagging your dream digs. Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide: 5 Insider Tips From Real Estate Pros Across the Country

Mistake on your W-2? Missing documentation for a deduction? Here’s how to handle these all-too-typical tax mishaps. 5 Common Tax Season Conundrums—and How to Decipher Them

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number—except when it comes to your nest egg. Here’s how and why to start socking away when you’ve still got decades of work ahead of you. 40 Isn’t the New 30: Why Saving for Retirement Is a Young Person’s Game

Freaking out about your finances? Find out how these six people deal with worries about everything from medical debt to saving for retirement. Money Stress Across America: ‘What Keeps Us Up at Night—and How We Cope’

Employers are increasingly concerned with your online reputation—so we tapped workplace pros to find out the top social media missteps that could sabotage your job offer. Recruiters Confess: 6 Social Media No-Nos That Can Knock You Out of the Running

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of getting the whole family on the same financial page. In this video, a LearnVest CFP® shares pro tips for staging a stress-free, productive money talk. Let's Talk Money! How to Have a Family Financial Chat

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