Hi, everyone. On this Tuesday, learn about the importance of financial planning for your parents, the larger problem with financial literacy, how Mariott plans to take on the house rental market, current employment expectations for job seekers, and The Labor Department’s actions in regards to gig-economy companies.
It doesn’t matter if you’re living on ramen or running your own business, asking your parents about their financial future can feel odd. But life moves fast. And your parents’ financial plans can and will affect your own, eventually.
Talking about money is one of the most important skills to being a fiscally responsible and literate person. However, 44% of Americans surveyed would rather discuss death, religion or politics than talk about personal finance with a loved one.
Starting next week, guests will be able to book homes in 100 markets throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott announced late Monday.
Some 46.8% of the people surveyed in April as part of a report on consumer confidence say jobs were “plentiful.” That matches a post-recession peak from last November and undercuts the notion that the labor market has cooled off.
The Labor Department weighed in Monday on a question whose answer could be worth billions of dollars to gig-economy companies, deciding that one company’s workers were contractors, not employees.
Until now, most discussions of phones’ biochemical effects have focused on dopamine, a brain chemical that helps us form habits — and addictions. Like slot machines, smartphones and apps are explicitly designed to trigger dopamine’s release, with the goal of making our devices difficult to put down.