4 Expensive Social Security Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

In a new SimplyWise survey, we asked a panel of 60 to 70 year old’s about their knowledge of specific social security rules and identified the four misconceptions that were the most prevalent. Social Security has a massive reach, with an estimated 64 million Americans having received benefits in 2019, according to the Social Security Administration. The impact is … Read more

Death of Retirement? Seniors are Working at Historic Levels

For many Americans, reaching retirement age doesn’t mean the end of work. In a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 23% of workers said they don’t expect to stop working. Additionally, new stats show that people above the age of 65 are already working at all-time high rates since record keeping began. … Read more

How to Catch Up on Retirement Savings in Your 50s

Data is increasingly showing that many Americans, even those in their 50s, have saved little for their retirement. According to research by the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, among households headed by adults ages 50 to 55, the median retirement savings is only $8,000, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Lack of retirement funds is all … Read more

Are You Tipping Enough for Food Delivery?

If you read any list of best side hustles these days, you’re likely to see an entry for delivering food part-time. The days of the local high school kids delivering pizza for gas money are over. With Uber expanding its rideshare concept into food delivery with its Uber Eats business and the growth of other food delivery apps, such … Read more

The Best Bacon in Every State

Let’s be clear. This list isn’t based on any type of scientific poll. The very notion that some group of Americans who I don’t even know could pick better bacon than me is preposterous. I know bacon, people. I eat a lot of it. Too much. I’ve even done some reporting on it, but really, … Read more

Why Aren’t More Women Getting Mammograms?

It’s that time of year again, when we see the colors changing all around us. Not the reds, oranges, and yellows of the fall foliage — we’re talking about the explosion of pink ribbons, T-shirts, and merchandise that sprouts up every October for national breast cancer awareness month.  Launched in 1985, the month is focused … Read more

Here’s How Much New Teachers Make in Every State

America runs on teachers. In 2017, there were some 3.6 million full-time teachers in U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 3.2 million of them were public school teachers, serving local communities across the country. According to the NCES, the average salary for a U.S. public school teacher in the 2016-2017 school year was … Read more

50 Money Lessons You Learn (or wish you’d learned) in College

Once you’re out of college and living independently, you’ll be making your own choices, including how to handle your money. You’ll have big decisions to make, like how to budget your income, start saving for future money goals and paying back any student loans. While personal finance isn’t a required course at most colleges, there … Read more