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.
Creative ways to save money in August
Summer may be slowly winding down, but your wallet is likely still feeling the heat. Check out these five tips to save on end-of-summer fun. (PureWow)
How to cope with getting fired
Few events in your career are as traumatizing as being let go, and dealing with the subsequent demoralization is often as difficult as the firing itself. These six tips will help you process your emotions and prepare to move forward. (Girlboss)
Department of Education proposes new debt forgiveness rules
If you’re seeking student loan forgiveness by claiming you were misled about the “cost and quality” of your education, big changes may be heading your way. See what these proposed requirements are all about — and how to prepare for the possible changes. (Lifehacker)
See the impact of medical debt on your credit score
Spoiler alert: Healthcare is expensive. Even if you have good health insurance and stay on top of bills, an unexpected medical expense can land you in hot water. Learn how medical debt can affect your credit score as well as how to minimize the damage to your finances. (Consumer Reports)
Stop a case of money envy
With our constant exposure on social media to opulent wealth, we can end up feeling bad about what we have. See how to stop yourself from trying to keep up with the Kardashians — and lift your spirits in the process. (The Washington Post)
The reality of flipping houses
Reality TV makes the process of flipping houses seem so easy, but there are plenty of hidden costs if you plan to do it yourself. Here are nine costs to plan for. (HuffPost)
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