A new report determined the states with the highest and lowest cost of living by looking at six critical elements - housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, healthcare and miscellaneous expenses.
Top 5 States With the Highest Cost of Living(Percentage Above National Average)
- Hawaii, 67.4%
- District of Columbia, 49.2%
- New York, 35.2%
- California, 34.8%
- Massachusetts, 34.7%
Top 5 States With the Lowest Cost of Living(Percentage Below National Average)
- Mississippi, 14%
- Indiana, 12.1%
- Michigan, 11.8%
- Arkansas, 11.5%
- Oklahoma, 11.4%
A new poll finds 26% of millennials in college say they're planning to move back home after they graduate in order to save money and pay off their student loans. 32% of students owe somewhere between $10,000 and more than $50,000 for their education, with the average about $10,205. Most of millenials 20 to 26 say they would be “embarrassed” to still be living with mom and dad by 28, while 30% say they wouldn’t feel bad until they were between 30 and 34.
Source: USA Today
According to a board certified dermatologist, re-wearing your dirty gym clothes can cause a lot of problems. Sweat, dead skin cells, and bacteria results in mildew and bacteria growth that can transfer back to your skin and cause acne or something as bad as a staph infection. You also shouldn’t stay in your sweaty clothes too long after the gym because it can also be bad for your skin.
Source: Fox News
According to a new “Aging in America” poll, 71% of Americans say they aren’t worried or fearful about aging very much, or even at all. 49% of people use positive words like “hopeful,” “relevant” and “vibrant” to describe the aging process, while the same amount describe it as “scary,” “depressing,” and “lonely”...and 62% of Americans say that 80 isn’t too old to run a marathon, serve in government, be a CEO of a company, teach a class or practice yoga.
Folks are expected to spend about $23.6-billion on Mother’s Day this year, which is up from $21.4-billion last year. Flowers continue to be the top seller for Mother’s Day, with 52% of Americans planning to get mom either flowers or a plant. 11% of people plan to get mom chocolates, while 9% will get her baked goods, fruits, nuts and specialty gifts.
Source: Yahoo Finance
Love them or hate them, Crocs are having a moment. Those rubbery shoes made their first appearance on the Fashion Week runways back in September and they’ve been gaining popularity since. And get this - according to resale website thredUP, used Crocs are one of their hottest items of the season - selling quicker than more trendy brands like Free People and Anthropologie. The numbers from thredUP show that Crocs are selling 58% faster than any other product they sell! And almost all (97%) of them are bought within three months of being posted. The average cost of the used footwear is $11, so if you have some old Crocs collecting dust in the back of your closet, cash in while you can.