These are the must read stories on personal finance this week.
Why Are We Hiding Our Personal Finances From Our Loved Ones?
You hear it all of the time, that people aren’t talking about their personal finances with their loved ones. Apparently, though, many are also actively hiding information from their loved ones. But why do we do this? And how can we stop? (USA Today)
Record High Optimism For Personal Finance
You hear bad news about peoples’ finances all of the time — that they are being swallowed by student debt, that they don’t even have the cash for a $1,000 emergency. Well, here is some good news, according to a recent Gallup poll, people have pretty high optimism for their personal finances these days. (Gallup)
Teaching Personal Finance Is Finally Catching On Schools
One of the keys to doing well with your finances is actually understanding how to manage money properly. Yet so many people just don’t know that much about how to handle their money. Here’s the good news: Teaching personal finance is finally catching on in schools around the country. (CNBC)
The 2020 Candidates Are Really Split On What To Do About Student Loans
All of the 2020 candidates are putting out ideas for what to do with the student loan crisis. Here’s the thing: Nobody seems to agree. Let’s dig in. (Forbes)
The 5 Worst Things To Do With Your Money
We often get fed the “good” things to do with our money — make a budget, invest in an index fund. But what about the really, really bad things to do with our money to avoid? (Forbes)
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