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The American Drug Crisis -- It's Not What You Think

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherry Gray

While we all love to hate the man with the most punchable face in America, Martin Shkreli, his despicable actions shed light on a situation all Americ...

How much to live "comfortably" in Los Angeles? The Standard of Moolah.

David Rae | Posted 06.14.2016 | Los Angeles
David Rae

The Standard of Moolah in L.A. How much do you really need to live "comfortably" in LaLa Land? By DAVID RAE, CFP®, AIF® Old joke: KID: "Daddy...

Best (And Worst) Cities For New Graduates

Trulia | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

If you listen carefully, all across the country you can hear tassels flipping from right to left. It's graduation season, which means a slew of newly minted graduates are entering the job market.

Here's What an Average Apartment Costs in 50 U.S. Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer If you want to move to a city that's better for your budget -- or maybe just to a different housing complex in ...

Here's What an Average Apartment Costs in 50 U.S. Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | Los Angeles
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer If you want to move to a city that's better for your budget -- or maybe just to a different housing complex in ...

Here's What an Average Apartment Costs in 50 U.S. Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer If you want to move to a city that's better for your budget -- or maybe just to a different housing complex in ...

How To Calculate The Real Cost Of Living Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to apples. That's the principle to keep in mind when comparing costs, both for living and for buying real estate overseas.

Why a National $15/hr Minimum Wage Makes No Sense

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Many states have already passed legislation that would raise the rate to $15/hour over the next several years. But the politicizing of this issue is both misguided and disingenuous. Calls for a national $15/hour minimum wage simply make no sense.

Why You Can't Afford NOT To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You're thinking there's no way you could afford to retire overseas. This is probably the most-often-given reason for why someone who's interested in the idea of launching a new life in a new country hesitates or even abandons the idea altogether. And it's the least valid.

How Much Money You Need to Live Comfortably in the 50 Biggest Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer Unless you're tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your city's cost of living or your own sp...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/11/16: Special Election-free Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 03.11.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

We're an oasis in the political desert this week, so escape the election madness by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random bu...

These Are The World's Most Expensive Cities To Live In

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.10.2016 | HuffPost Home

Attention, Singaporeans: If your wallet feels lighter than it used to, there's a good reason for it. Through no fault of your own, you're spending way...

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

5 Money Saving Tips for Millennials Wanting to Live in San Francisco

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.25.2016 | San Francisco
Rachel Wolfson

Should we all feel bad for Ben-Ora? Personally, I don't feel sorry for her at all. In fact, most people would be ecstatic just to find a paying job in the bay area that offers employee benefits and health insurance.

You Can't Earn a Living on the Minimum Wage

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks about income inequality, and when other candidates speak about the minimum wage and food stamps, what are they really talking about? Whether they know it or not, it's something like this.

Nuns Who Feed San Francisco's Homeless Face Eviction

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two nuns who run a soup kitchen for the city's needy may soon lose their home because of a steep rent increase. The storefront in the...

10 States Most (and Least) Likely to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Terence Loose, Contributor The state in which you choose to live can play a big role in how far your paycheck stretches each month. Some states ar...

10 Cheapest States to Raise a Family

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Household finances are tricky for everyone, and the number-crunching is especially hard for families. But locat...

10 Most Expensive States to Raise a Family

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Raising a family isn't cheap. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average cost of ra...

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Make Up Missing Social Security Increase

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren would like to send every senior citizen and disabled veteran in America a check for $580. The Democratic senator from ...

New Study Shows The Benefits Of Living With A Roommate

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

It can be depressing as hell to look at skyrocketing rent in cities such as San Francisco, where the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,53...

No COLA? No Problem in These Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.

Social Security Beneficiaries Stiffed Amid Benefits Debate

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries will not get a raise in 2016, the government announced on Thursday. "With consumer pri...

Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living. Step out your door anytime, day or night, and you don't have to travel far to encounter something engaging.

Low-Income Workers Have Nowhere Affordable To Live, New Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new ana...