7 Examples of the Worst Financial Advice We’ve Heard

"Between television, radio, the internet and well-meaning but presumptuous friends and family, we’re inundated with unsolicited advice on a daily basis. And when it comes to money, there’s a ton of terrible advice out there. Even so-called experts can lead us astray sometimes.

"Have you been duped? Here are a few examples of the worst money advice advisers, bloggers and other personal finance pros have heard."

15 Cities Where Earning $100,000 a Year Isn’t Nearly Enough to Live Well

"In most of America, earning $100,000 a year could be considered a sign of success. But in many cities, someone making $100,000 a year will just be scraping by. 

"New data from GOBankingRates looks at what a family needs to make in America's most expensive cites in order to live comfortably there. And, in these 15 cities, a household making $100,000 per year will be just barely scraping by."

U.S. Companies Are Forcing Workers to Train Their Own Foreign Replacements

"Opponents of job outsourcing are making a holiday-season appeal to President Trump: Stop U.S. companies from forcing American workers to train the very same cheaper foreign laborers who will soon replace them.

"Why it matters: Trump promised voters he'd end abuses of worker visa programs and save U.S. jobs — but as he campaigns for re-election, advocates say he hasn't done enough.

"Driving the news: AT&T is poised to send thousands into the new year hunting for new jobs after assigning them to train their own foreign replacements, according to conversations with current and former workers and documents obtained by Axios."

The 50 Most Miserable Cities in America

"Not the worst, just the most miserable.

"We've identified the 50 most miserable cities in the US, using census data from 1,000 cities, taking into consideration population change (because if people are leaving it's usually for a good reason), the percentage of people working, median household incomes, the percentage of people without healthcare, median commute times, and the number of people living in poverty. (See the data and how we weighted it here.)"

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We Asked 3,000 Fast-Food Fans What Chains They Refuse to Eat At. Here Are the 15 Most-Hated Brands in the Industry

Fast food can be a polarizing topic.

These fast-food aficionados have no love for certain chain restaurants.
 

New Research Reveals Why “Appearance Discrimination” Is Making Workplaces Even More Toxic

"Although the average company is more tolerant today than ever before, hidden prejudices still run rampant among workers from entry-level employees to executives.

"In the workplace, the way you look can be more important than the merit of your work to some supervisors, while coworkers can treat you differently if you don't fit into their idea of professional appearances". 

5 Trends Redefining Finance

The digital transformation movement is underway and affecting all types of industries. As recent trends in banking have shown, the financial sector is undergoing many changes as technology continues to make financial companies more successful and create better relationships with their customers. As technology continues to advance and change organizations, what kind of trends can we expect to see re-evaluate the financial sector in the coming years.

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