Best Money Tips: Research-Backed Ways to Work Smarter

By Amy Lu on 27 March 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to work smarter not harder, money lessons to learn before you turn 40, and a 15-minute trick to get stuff done.

Top 5 Articles

23 Research-Driven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder — Research found that standing while you work on a particular project makes you more excited about what you're doing. [Credit Donkey]

8 Money Lessons to Learn Before You Turn 40 — Insurance is very important, especially as you're turning 40. Consider the different types, like disability, health, home, car, and life insurance. [Get Out of Debt Guy]

The 15 Minute Trick to Getting Stuff Done — Every time you don't want to do something that you need to do, tell yourself you'll spend just 15 minutes on it. At the end of the 15 minutes, you'll have worked on the task a bit (good!), or you will continue at it until it's done. [Budgets Are Sexy]

6 Strategies For Saving Money On Your Mortgage — If your interest rate is above 4.5%, then you should consider refinancing. While you're shopping around, negotiate things like points, fees, and closing costs. [Yes, I Am Cheap]

14 Ways Real People Got Their Raises — Be direct and show confidence, but not so much that you seem confrontational. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Other Essential Reading

Crowdsourcing in Your Neighborhood — Hosting outdoor movie viewings is a fun way to spend the warm nights to come. See if your neighbors would be willing to pitch in for a projector or projector screen. [Aspiring Millionaire]

How to Be More Productive: The Best Tools for Creative Freelancers — No more hunting for WiFi! You can take it wherever you go with Karma WiFi, in the form of a pocket-sized device. There are no monthly contracts or fees — you only pay for what you use! [Careful Cents]

How to Create a Grocery Pricebook — A grocery price book helps you to buy the right items at the right places for the lowest prices. [Money Crush]

Summer Activities to Get You in Shape on a Budget — These warmer months are great for water sports! Go down to the beach, jump into a lake, or check out a public swimming pool. [The Frugal Toad]

5 Decor Tips for Nesting Mothers-To-Be — Think about how you'll use each item, and how it will fit in your growing child's room. For example, get a nice dresser and plop a changing pad on top instead of buying a changing table. [Parenting Squad]

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