Kentin Waits's blog

The 6 Stages of Dealing With Financial Disaster

When financial disaster strikes, we're likely to follow a process of loss and grieving. Recognize the stages and come out stronger for it.

8 Little Ways to Become More Present (and Love Your Life More)

In our go-go-go world, it's hard to step aside and catch a breath. Try these simple activities to refocus on both you and the world around you.

6 Harmful Money Beliefs That Are Keeping You Poor

For many, the only thing standing between scraping by and real financial security are some outdated beliefs. Are these ideas holding you back?

7 Ways Immaturity Can Make You Happier and More Successful

While kids are sopping up lessons from their elders, adults would be wise to learn something in return. Here's what you can learn from kids.

6 Simple Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression

You know first impressions matter most — and that can make a tense situation worse. Master the art of meeting people with these simple rules.

Should You Be Paying Someone Else to Do These 7 Common Chores?

Sometimes doing your own housework is worth it, and sometimes it isn't. Here's what to think about before you decide to outsource it or just do it yourself.

31 Reasons Why I'm in Love With Thrift Shopping (and You Should Be Too)

Oh thrift store, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

30 Signs You Were Raised by Healthy Parents

Was junk food strictly verboten in your house growing up? How many of these signs of healthy living do you recognize from your childhood?

5 Money Lessons I Learned From Watching Wheel of Fortune

What can missing letters and a big spinning wheel teach about personal finance? Plenty, if you know where to look.

5 Things You Can Resell on eBay That Make the Most Money

The golden era of making money on eBay has come and gone...or has it? There are still profits to be made, provided you're selling these things.

10 Surprising Things That Lower the Value of a Home

These value-sapping home features are the opposite of "selling points." Does your home (or the one you're thinking of buying) have them?

6 Rules of Creating a Powerfully Productive Workspace

The key to productivity may be a well-designed workspace. Learn how to set up your cubicle or office so it works for you.

10 Ways to Stop Being Impatient and Live a More Satisfied Life

In our hurry up and wait culture, patience is a virtue. Read on to cultivate your sense of patience, no waiting necessary.

8 Ways to Help Your Clothes Last Longer

Extend the life of your clothing by choosing quality materials and construction and following a few simple fabric care tips.

10 Things Financially Savvy People Don't Do

People who are smart with their money don't make these common personal finance mistakes. Do you?

The 6 Personal Finance Rules Everyone Must Follow

The Internet is awash in free financial advice. This short list of basics will put you on firm financial ground today and on the way to a wealthier tomorrow.

12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now

HR staffers see a lot of resumes — and a lot of cliches, tired idioms, and lazy skill descriptions in them. Make your resume memorable by cutting these awful words.

50 Ways to Make Exercise More Fun

Getting motivated to workout day after day can really be a drag. Keep fitness fun — and productive — with these tricks.

Dirty Little Secrets: Shocking Germ Hotspots You Touch Every Day

There are germs WHERE? Find out where those microscopic baddies hide, and then follow your mother's advice and wash your hands!

Say No! 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get Married if You're in Debt

Newlyweds can fight about more important things than money (like the chores) if they enter the union debt-free. Read on for reasons why you should wait to wed.