Will more money fix bad financial habits? How are pandemic homebuyers doing now? And what are some ways you can be generous this summer?
These questions and more are answered in this week’s 5 for Friday.
1. One-Third of Americans Making $250,000 Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck, Survey Finds by Alexandre Tanzi.
More money does not fix unhealthy financial habits. In a recent eye-opening study by LendingClub Corp., it was found “36% of households taking in nearly four times the median US salary devote nearly all of their income to household expenses.” Even more surprising is the percentage of high earning Millennials living paycheck-to-paycheck.
During and after the pandemic, home values soared. The rapidly increasing values, coupled with low interest rates caused many to rush their home purchases. How do those who purchased homes during the past two years feel? Did they make the right decision? A recent survey reveals some who purchased homes during the pandemic feel they paid too much.
3. 10 Ways to Be Generous This Summer by Sheila Dolinger.
Welcome to the summer months! During this season, individuals are often able to spend more time with family and friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to serve those around you. This article provides several ways you can be generous this summer.
4. The Bible's Strange Instructions for Opening the Giving Lock by The Bee Hive.
A Christian’s generosity should not be haphazard but intentional. For the Christian, generosity is a discipline. This article considers how the Bible “opens the giving lock,” and compares generosity motivations to the secular world.
5. The Best Fast Food Apps For Getting Free Stuff by Jonathan van Halem.
Every major fast food restaurant has their own app. Granted, fast food is not always the healthiest choice, but if you are going to eat fast food, you might as well get a good deal. In this article, apps of major fast food restaurants are analyzed to help you know how to make the most of your trip to the golden arches or wherever you choose to eat.