caption San Francisco is expensive — but it’s also a great place to find a new, well-paying job. source Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock If talk of resolutions and new beginnings is giving you a sense of wanderlust, you’re in luck. There are tons of cities perfect for getting a fresh start and snagging a new, well-paying job. To find the 20 best cities for finding a job in 2018, personal-finance site WalletHub compared 182 of the most populous US cities based on 26 metrics (like job opportunities, employment growth, monthly median salary, unemployment rate, average work and commute time, and housing affordability, among other metrics.) Each metric falls into one of two key dimensions (job market and socioeconomic environment), with greater weight assigned to metrics that fall under the job market category. To read more about the study’s methodology, check out the full report here. Continue scrolling to see the 20 best US cities for finding a job in … [Read more...] about The 20 best US cities for finding a job in 2018
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source Matt Cardy/Getty Images For years, credit cards from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and others have offered price protection, a benefit that refunds customers up to $500 if they buy an item and subsequently spot it cheaper somewhere else. Filing a claim was a laborious task, so few people ever did. Apps like Earny have emerged that use bots to automate the price-protection process, connecting with users’ email accounts to monitor purchases and hunt down refunds. Insiders say the rise of these tools and services has led to exponential growth in price-protection claims: “Nobody foresaw the onslaught of claims right now.” Citi recently revealed it would cut back on its price-protection offering, while Chase is planning to eliminate it entirely. Discover, which doesn’t work with apps like Earny, has cut other benefits but is keeping price … [Read more...] about For years, Chase and Citi credit cards offered a generous, under-the-radar benefit that protected customers. And then the bots arrived.
caption Nashville is a hotbed for millennials. source Shutterstock U.S. News released its 2018 best places to live in America ranking. The list was based on factors like cost of living, salary, and job opportunities. We narrowed down the list to find the best places to live where home prices and rent are lower than the national median. The best places to live are the cities where people are happy, job opportunities are abundant, pay is good, and housing is affordable. So says U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual ranking of the best places to live in America. To rank the cities, U.S. News considered the job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration of the 125 most populous cities (you can read the full methodology here). Austin, Texas, came out on top for the second consecutive year, while Colorado Springs, Colorado, jumped from No. 11 to take the … [Read more...] about Forget San Francisco and New York: These are the 19 best places to live where the typical home costs less than $260,000 and monthly rent is under $1,000