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You've probably been in some sort of money-related dilemma among friends before. A group of you go out to eat, you share a lot of items but some of your friends ordered more than you did, and you don't want to annoy the server by getting complicated about how you're splitting the bill.
Venmo, an app that allows you to send and receive money with the click of a button, has made these situations much easier. So Comet recently examined 18 million transactions to see how people use Venmo, and specifically the different ways men and women use emojis to communicate through the app.
It’s a question most of us ask ourselves at one point or another: “How am I doing financially compared to my peers?” While you can’t necessarily base the health of your finances on your friends' bank statements, it's a natural instinct to want to know how you measure up.
And if you happen to be a Millennial, you know how closely the world is watching you, especially when it comes to your career and finances.
Picture this. Your spouse is in graduate school, and you’re supporting them financially while they earn their degree. You have a happy, supportive relationship, and you’re planning to buy a house together. The mortgage broker mentions the need to run a routine credit check.
Your spouse loses it.
When I was considering quitting my full-time job to start working as a freelance writer, I got a lot of advice. Some of it was great; some was off the mark. And some was impossible to follow.
The biggest piece of impossible-to-follow advice I got was also the piece that sounded the most sensible: don’t quit your day job without six months’ worth of living expenses in your savings account.
We've all heard the saying "money doesn't buy happiness." But researchers know that income is indeed associated with happiness.
According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior by Perdue University, people generally need about $65,000 to feel happy, but they need closer to $95,000 to feel financially secure. What may be even more interesting? Having more money than that threshold may actually decrease happiness.