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This weekend, moms everywhere will be getting a little extra appreciation—in case you’ve forgotten, Mother’s Day is Sunday!—but what about the rest of the year? A WalletHub study recently ranked the best and worst states for working moms based on three main factors: child care costs and quality; professional opportunities; and work-life balance. Check out how your state fares. 2016’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms — WalletHub
If you're house hunting this summer, get educated about new changes on the horizon from Fannie Mae. The mortgage giant is putting new standards in place surrounding what kinds of data lenders can look at when evaluating potential borrowers—a move that may actually help those with less-than-stellar credit. Reminder: There’s a Major Change to Mortgages Coming This Summer — Credit.com
You don’t get what you don’t ask for, and it turns out the majority of American workers don’t ask for fatter paychecks. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 59% of people accepted an initial salary offer without any negotiation—and the percentage was even higher among women than men when broken down by gender. 3 in 5 Employees Did Not Negotiate Salary — Glassdoor
Striking out in the game of love? The reason may lie in your financial—not your dating—profile. Four in 10 adults say knowing a potential partner’s credit score would affect their willingness to date him or her, according to a recent Bankrate survey. We Wondered If a Lousy Credit Score Is a Romantic Turn-Off, and Guess What We Found — Bankrate
Work may be good for your health after all. A study conducted by Oregon State University researchers found that people who retired after the age of 65 had a lower risk of dying, possibly because working longer delayed natural age-related declines in physical, cognitive and mental functioning. Retiring After 65 May Help People Live Longer — The Wall Street Journal