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.
Turn your staycation into a luxury
Paying for a summer trip when you’re living on a budget can feel impossible. Thankfully, a staycation can be just as relaxing without the high cost. Here are some fun ideas to make your staycation extra glam — without getting extra pricey. (Bustle)
Don’t fall for these mortgage myths
Buying a house is a tricky process for the uninitiated — don’t complicate things further by falling for common home-buying myths, too. Check out these seven mortgage misconceptions to make sure you have your facts straight. (Huffington Post)
How to avoid first-time freelancer mistakes
Many of us with an entrepreneurial spirit dream about being our own boss, but although the idea is exciting, there are plenty of pitfalls to avoid along the way. Learn about common first-timer mistakes and how to dodge them in your new business. (Brit + Co)
An expert guide to Roth IRAs
You know you should start investing at some point, but figuring out how to start can be a whirlwind of confusing terms. So let’s start with just one of them: Let a financial advisor explain what a Roth IRA is and how to choose the best one for you. (MyDomaine)
How much money do you really need to retire?
Did you know the average 65- to 74-year-old spends about $49,000 a year? Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or are sliding into your 60s, see how to maximize your retirement savings and come out on top. (Redbook)
Lower the bill for your next trip abroad
Planning a trip overseas can deplete your savings in a matter of seconds. Take a look at these five things to do before you head out — and give your bank account a break in the process. (Yahoo)
Treat yo’ lashes for only $6
As we read last week, collecting makeup can be an expensive hobby, but some drugstore makeup products work just as well as high-end items. See which $6 mascara can make your eyelashes look as thick and lifted as any set of false lashes. (BuzzFeed)
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