With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we go down the rabbit hole and find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
Wow Dad for less than $50
Father’s Day is almost upon us; do you have a gift ready? If not, here are some fun ideas to show your dad how much you care — and won’t break the bank. (Money Under 30)
Why are financial aid letters so confusing?
For many soon-to-be college students, financial aid letters offer more questions than answers. Take a look at these real letters and see if you can decode their mysteries. (Vox)
Add these books to your summer reading list
Hitting the beach or lounging by a pool are surefire ways to beat the heat of summer. Check out these 10 engaging reads to entertain and educate you while you soak up some sun. (Wise Bread)
Do you have good or bad debt?
Debt usually gets a bad rap, but some loans might actually help you. This video explains how you can tell the difference. (The Financial Diet)
What the US can learn from Switzerland’s vocational education
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on a “learning tour” in Europe to see what the US can learn about vocational training and apprenticeship. Learn about the positive impact these programs have had on the Swiss economy—and whether it’s a viable initiative for the US to replicate. (Quartz)
Simplify meal planning with creative themes
Does this cycle sound familiar? 1) Decide to save money by cooking at home instead of eating out. 2) Go on a meal planning journey through food blogs, Instagram, and Pinterest. 3) Cook for two days. 4) Get overwhelmed and order pizza instead.
Stop the cycle and see how Julia made her cooking life so much easier with simple dinner themes. (Billfold)
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