5 Things to Know Today: January 9, 2017
Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today
In case you missed it, millennials may need to save a lot more in order to retire as comfortably as previous generations, the oldest mall in Israel just transformed its rooftop into an organic farm, and we have five things that don’t actually affect your credit scores.
1. Washington Post: Millennials may need to double how much they save for retirement.
Wall Street analysts project that this year will have a much lower gain for the S&P 500 than previous years, a trend that could last into the future. This means that workers saving and investing for retirement may see smaller returns than previous generations. Some analysts caution that people who are years away from retirement will need to save significantly more to make up the difference.
2. Fortune Magazine: Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globe acceptance speech is a nod to unpaid domestic labor.
In his acceptance speech, Gosling gave a tribute to his partner, Eva Mendes, for the work she did at home raising their daughter while he was filming La La Land, acknowledging that her efforts allowed him to focus on his career.
3. Inhabitat: Israel’s oldest mall just transformed its rooftop into a farm.
“Green in the City” is a rooftop farm in Tel Aviv that produces 10,000 heads of greens a month year-round. This type of urban agriculture is one of many sustainable initiatives by Dizengoff Center shopping mall, which includes a tree nursery, a bat cave, and bird habitats.
4. Curbed: Costa Rica got more than 98 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources in 2016.
For the second year in a row, Costa Rica is schooling the States when it comes to sustainability. The country receives around 75 percent of its power from hydroelectric dams, and the rest from solar panels and wind turbines. Though the country plans on opening four more wind farms in 2017, one of the main reasons their methods work is because the country doesn’t use that much energy to begin with. The average Costa Rican uses 1/7 of the electricity consumed by the average American.
5. Fox Business: 5 things that don’t actually affect your credit score.
Most people already know their credit score and credit report are important. They can affect whether or not you get a car or mortgage loan, and how much interest you’ll pay on credit cards. Though your score can be affected by many different life happenings, some factors, like your age and your income actually don’t actually affect it.