Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: The Big Problem With Unused PTO

Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: The Big Problem With Unused PTO

We’ve scoured the web to bring you our favorite and most useful money-related articles of the week. We read everything, so you don’t have to!

It's officially summer vacation season—do you know where your PTO is? A recent study revealed that more than half of U.S. employees left 658 million vacation days on the table in 2015. All told, that amounts to $61.4 billion in forfeited benefits. So why aren’t employees taking full advantage of their paid days off? More Than Half of U.S. Workers Are Leaving Some Vacation Days Unused — The Wall Street Journal

Here's some news to brighten up a rough few weeks: Charitable donations are at an all-time high, with contributions totaling $373 billion in 2015. That’s more than $1 billion a day. And it's not just the super-wealthy or large foundations getting in on the giving game. Charitable Giving Just Hit a Record High — Fortune

In the spirit of Father's Day (yes, it's this Sunday!), WalletHub ranked the U.S. states by how much love they show to working dads all year long, based on work-life balance, health conditions, financial climate and child-rearing environment. Did your state top the list? 2016’s Best and Worst States for Working Dads — WalletHub

A recent survey revealed that two out of three Americans age 16 to 36 don't own a credit card. Despite knowing the importance of building good credit, Millennials are staying plastic-free to avoid digging themselves into debt. Here's what that could mean for their financial futures. 2 Out of 3 Millennials Don’t Own a Credit Card — Money

In an attempt to avoid the fiscal meltdown that plagued the for-profit Corinthian Colleges last year, the Obama administration has proposed new rules that would require colleges to cough up cash equal to 10% of the student loans and grants they received the previous year—if they appear to be on shaky financial footing. But is the measure really enough to protect students? Obama Administration Floats Plan to Crack Down on Shaky Colleges — Bloomberg


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