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A simple compliment can make a big difference.

Today is Tuesday, money bosses, and you’re at Apex Money. You won’t be surprised to learn that we’ve collected some of our favorite recent money stories to share with you. Let’s dive in!

How do women invest? [Morningstar] — “A complex set of factors contribute to the lifetime income gap between men and women–notably, the fact that women are much more likely to serve as caregivers for children or elderly parents than are men.”

The secret to happiness. [Retire by 40] — “Focusing on the positive things in life made me a happier person. I have good memories and I expect good things to happen in the future. I act happy and I am happy. Even if something bad happens, I know I can push through it.”

Fifty reflections on life and money after turning 50. [Retire by 45] — “Here are some of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the past five decades. They’re in no particular order, but I’ve divided them into different life categories to make them easier to digest.”

A simple compliment can make a big difference. [Harvard Business Review] — “There is ample evidence that giving someone else a boost, whether giving compliments or expressing gratitude, has a mood-lifting effect and contributes to well-being. This means that everyone benefits — givers and receivers alike.”

To close things out today, here’s a three-minute video about garbage collectors in Ankara, Turkey who have built a fully-functioning library out of books they’ve found in the trash.

That’s awesome! And so are you. Come join us again tomorrow for more awesome stories about money and life.