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Must Read: The Brutal Truth About Getting Rich, How Women Get Trapped In The Cycle Of Being Underpaid

Christina Biagioli
March 15, 2019

These are the must read articles in personal finance this week.

How To Craft A Peacefully Productive Morning Ritual With Your Kids

We know what you’re thinking: peaceful and productive are not synonymous with getting ready in the morning when you have kids running all over the place. But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems – there are tips and hints that go along with organizing a super effective morning for everyone in your family (yourself included). Just when you thought you were out of luck, this is the sign you’ve been looking for. (Freedom Sprout)

How To Become A Millionaire At Any Age

Have you ever looked into the commonalities between millionaires? A surprising number of them don’t make six figure salaries, and a significant portion employ money-saving techniques in their day to day life. Anything from using coupons to monitoring their spending at restaurants to paying off credit cards immediately are all elements of their strategy to save. Are you on your way to becoming a millionaire? Let’s find out. (Tried And True Mom Jobs)

How To Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself

Cody from Fly to FI saves 85% of his income. It sounds crazy, but he really does it … and he dines at restaurants, grocery shops, and goes on vacation all while saving. He generally saves over $6,000 on doing all of these discretionary income-based activities each year and has developed a system for doing so. (Fly To FI)

How Women Get Trapped In The Cycle Of Being Underpaid

As a society, we often hear about and discuss matters of salary in the workplace. In the case of Lilly Ledbetter, this discussion became her life’s mission. In the years preceding her retirement from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., she became aware of her male counterparts’ salaries as someone slipped a note in her mailbox at work containing their pay information. Equipped with the knowledge that she was being paid significantly less than her male peers, she took the issue to court. Here are the results of her case and how you can break the trend of being underpaid in your industry. (Huffington Post)

What Happens In An Internet Minute In 2019

The internet is a vast plane upon which new platforms and additions pop up every moment of the day (and night). If you take a look at what exists even in the first few months of 2019 and compare it to what existed in 2018 on any form of online media, it’s mind-boggling. Whittling all online activity to just one minute is extremely revealing, as well; for example, in 2018 174,000 people were scrolling Instagram at any given minute while now in 2019, over 347,000 people scroll the app during the same time period. How do other platforms weigh in? (Visual Capitalist)

A Fifth Of Americans Say They Have Zero Savings

Statistics show that Americans are saving on average 7.6% of their disposable income at this point in time, but prior to the 1980s, this number was in the double-digits. 21% of them don’t have any savings, which does not surprise us at all. What’s contributing to these tight times? (Business Insider)

9 Brutal Truths About Getting Rich That Few People Are Willing To Admit

We don’t know about you, but we’re very into the idea of building wealth in every sense of the word. Some people make their personal finance journeys sound easy, but unless you’re born with unlimited resources, it takes discipline and patience to grow your accounts and achieve financial success. (Inc.)

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