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Links We Love: Can Money Buy Happiness?

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re taking a closer look at the economics of happiness by asking the age-old question: can money buy happiness? Plus, how to achieve your dream vacation faster with smart savings — and more!

Federal Data Breach Leaves Millions at Risk, What You Need to Know

Another day, another data breach—but this day, it’s no ordinary data breach. The Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, is essentially the HR department for the entire Federal government. And it just reported that a sophisticated attack gave hackers access to the personal information of more than 4 million government employees. Federal Data Breach Linked to

Links We Love: Living in an Expensive City Can Make You Richer, Happier and More Diplomatic

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting why living in an expensive city can make you richer, happier and more diplomatic, how to pay off debt and still take your dream vacation, how to save money on road trips and more!

When Bankruptcy Is Not a Dirty Word

Bankruptcy is a legal process at the federal level that applies to a person (or company) who is no longer able to meet his or her financial obligations. Bankruptcy either eliminates or reorganizes the debt, and can eliminate some kinds of liens against the filer’s property. It has a long-lasting negative effect on the debtor’s credit and is generally considered an option of last resort. That doesn’t mean it’s never the best option.

3 Smart Ways to Fund Your Dream Wedding

For many brides- (and to be fair, grooms-) to-be, the word frugal never enters their minds when planning their special day. So perhaps it’s not shocking that the average cost of a wedding is $31,213—an all-time high according to the latest research conducted by TheKnot in their 2014 Real Weddings Study. If you’re fortunate to

4 Surprising Things That Have No Impact on Your Credit Score

What influences your credit score? Late payments, credit card debt, and inquiries—it’s no secret these items are considered by credit scoring systems. In fact, the list of items that have no influence on your credit scores is considerably longer than those that do. Credit Sesame’s credit expert, John Ulzheimer shares four surprising things that have no impact on your credit score and why.

Links We Love: 14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re taking a look at 14 Starbucks hacks that will save you money, how to control summer cooling costs, why job hopping isn’t so bad, facts Millennials should know about retirement planning — and more! —

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