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From Alabama to Wyoming: The Cost of Living Across America

There are pros and cons to living anywhere, and you have to consider both if you plan to make a move. Take New Mexico, for instance. On the one hand, the state is famous for its immensely rich cultural history, delicious hatch chiles, “Breaking Bad” filming locations and stunning Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Additionally, it happens to be an excellent place for living on a budget, with annual expenditures nearly $7,000 below the national average. On the other hand, New Mexico is home to something called the “tarantula hawk wasp,” which combines the names of three terrifying predators into one entity and is apparently abundant — or menacing — enough that government officials made it the state insect.

Take another example, this time at the opposite end of the budgetary spectrum. New York is filled with incomparable entertainment, far-flung wineries and its own fascinating history from Montauk to Massapequa. But the cost-of-living index is through the roof, with housing alone costing residents over $23,000 annually, which is double the national average. Also, in all fairness to New Mexico, New York has its own monstrous creatures to contend with: New Yorkers.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/money/economy/cost-of-living-by-state/

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28 Most Expensive Celebrity Cars in the World

Big names require big-name cars. Take Batman, for example. Without the Batmobile, whenever the Penguin came calling, he’d be forced to hitch a ride in Alfred’s 1986 Ford Taurus. While it would admittedly be less conspicuous, he’d also look pretty pathetic. The Gotham Gazette would probably have a field day.

Celebrity cars are no different. The rich and famous want the best vehicles to retain their status and brand. Here’s a look at some of the stars’ leanest, meanest, rarest cars in the world — and their massive price tags.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/money/celebrities/cars-celebrities-love/

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The Most and Least Tax-Friendly Cities for Retirees

When considering the perfect spot to spend your golden years, you’ll likely take many factors into account: cost of living, weather, proximity to loved ones and maybe even your ability to pursue hobbies that are important to you. Nothing says comfortable retirement quite like living next door to your favorite golf course or fishing hole, after all. But one piece of the retirement-planning puzzle that can easily be overlooked is taxes. Though it might seem less important than the aforementioned factors, a high tax rate will deplete your nest egg faster than you can say, “But my favorite golf course is in Minneapolis!” So, it’s important to know what your ideal retirement city’s tax situation looks like.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/retirement/planning/the-most-and-least-tax-friendly-cities-for-retirees/

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How Much House You Get in Every State for the Cost of a New York Apartment

Despite what television shows would have you believe — looking at you, “Sex and the City,” “Seinfeld” and “Friends” — a typical New York apartment is neither spacious nor cheap. In fact, the median monthly rent price for a one-bedroom apartment in the Empire State is $2,450 — and that only gets you a measly 652 square feet.

To figure out the amount of house New Yorkers could be getting elsewhere in the U.S. for the same price, GOBankingRates used July 2019 housing data from Zillow, dividing the rent of a New York apartment by the price per square foot of single-family residences in each state. The states were then ranked from the smallest amount of square footage one can get for the price of a New York apartment to the largest amount.

Now, you might be thinking, “But who would give up living in New York? The hustle and bustle! The excitement!” And you’re right; you really can’t put a price on the sound of the 7 train jarring you awake each morning. There’s no numerical value for the overgrown rat that periodically emerges from the sewers to fight your chihuahua. And what about your bi-weekly run-in with old Pickpocket Steve? Sure, he’s attempted to steal your identity multiple times, but that’s part of the charm of the Big Apple, right?

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/real-estate/how-much-house-you-get-for-the-cost-of-new-york-apartment/

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To Climb the Business Ladder, Quit Asking for Advice — Start Giving It

There is no shortage of advice out there for those looking to succeed in the workplace. Throughout your career, you’ll hear every piece of wisdom out there from “find a mentor ” to “ask lots of questions.” But what if more knowledge isn’t necessarily what you need to climb the corporate ladder?

As it turns out, this is likely the case. In a study conducted by researchers at The Wharton School and the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania and Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, confidence — not more information — was found to be the universal key to success, be it with weight loss, saving money or doing homework assignments. By giving advice instead of seeking it, individuals were more likely to gain a boost in confidence and motivation to help them achieve their goals. Keep reading to discover why the study’s assertion that “in giving we receive” should be one of your new mantras for the key to success.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/give-advice-to-climb-career-ladder/

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19 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About the Penny

Four score and 30 years ago — that’s 1909 for those of you who haven’t watched “National Treasure” recently — President Abraham Lincoln became the face of the penny. And, while technology is transforming the way we pay for things — arguably making cash less and less practical — Lincoln’s little coin that could has stuck around for a surprisingly long time.

The 1-cent coin’s longevity isn’t the only interesting fact about it, however. Here are some of the surprising things you probably never knew about your money.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/economy/penny-facts-abraham-lincoln/

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9 Things You Should Never, Ever Lie About on Your Resume

So, you applied to a job and said you were proficient in Excel to make your resume stand out from the pack. Great. The only thing is that you aren’t exactly sure how all those little so-called “cells” and “formulas” work. To be fair, at your old job, you watched Mike from accounting type some stuff in there once, so you’re pretty sure you could pick it up if you fiddled around with it enough. Proficiency shmo-ficiency, right?

Wrong.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/lies-never-put-on-resume/

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Millennials Lie Twice as Much as Everyone Else on Resumes — Here’s What They Lie About

Finding a job isn’t always easy. You have to search for a job opening, draft the perfect cover letter and tailor your resume to the position. You might even have to throw in a white lie here or there to make yourself stand out. Who’s going to test you on your “fluent Hungarian,” anyway? Besides, everyone lies on their resume.

Well, as it turns out, that’s far from true. GOBankingRates conducted a survey of 1,003 individuals to determine how many people lie on their resumes and, more importantly, why they do it. A surprisingly low number of respondents — a mere 5% — admitted to lying on their resumes. And that’s not the only surprising result — keep reading to learn more about the survey’s findings.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/why-americans-lie-on-resumes/

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Dreamy — and Affordable — Items That Will Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

So, you’ve been having trouble sleeping. You’ve tried counting sheep, but that didn’t work. You tried counting goats, too, but quickly you moved on to chickens, pigs and horses. By your 347th cow, you realized that, unfortunately, all the barnyard animals in the world aren’t going to help you get better sleep. You need something a little more sophisticated. Well, here’s a look at some of the dreamiest products available that are sure to help you catch some z’s. Better still, they’re some of the cheapest ways to invest in your health.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/shopping/products-help-get-better-sleep/

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The Introvert’s Guide to Networking

For as long as business has existed, so too has networking. Picture it: In ancient Sumeria, Ted, a potter, is working away when his pottery wheel suddenly breaks. After cursing the god Utu for a good long while, he remembers a guy down at the bazaar, Dave, makes wheels for a living. Ted decides he is going to go down there and build a network. He strikes up a conversation with Dave, the two businessmen swap some off-color jokes about the folks over in Lagash not knowing a chair from a chariot and, boom, just like that a network is born.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/introverts-guide-networking/

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