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Sarah Winfrey

Sarah was born to frugal parents, so she's been learning how to save money since before she could walk. See more of her writing at SarahWinfrey.com.

Latest articles by Sarah Winfrey

12 Ways You Can Go Easier on Yourself

Pushing hard to exceed our own high expectations can lead to burnout. Learn how to dial it back to reduce stress and remain productive and engaged.

11 Ways to Get Over Rejection

Whether it's a job, a relationship, a big purchase, nobody likes being rejected. Understand rejection's ancient roots and learn how to overcome it.

Smart Investors Have These 6 Traits — Do You?

It takes money to make money investing, and it takes a certain kind of person. Find out if you are, and if you aren't — how to become one.

People Who Love Expanding Their Minds Do These 13 Things — Do You?

Expand your mind with these fun, engaging, and habit forming activities — no habit forming substances required!

9 Dumb Little Things You Need to Stop Saying Today

We all rely on little catch phrases and verbal shortcuts. Unfortunately, many are thoughtless or hurtful or just plain dumb. Stop saying them!

6 Nervous Tics You Need to Stop Right Now

It's okay to feel nervous sometimes, but if your tension looks like this, it's time to do something about it.

The 7 Best and Worst Ways to Ask for Help

Need a hand asking for assistance? We're here to help.

People Who Love Their Bodies Never Do These 17 Things — Do You?

Poor health habits may indicate a lack of self-confidence — and they may contribute to it. End these habits and start feeling better inside and out.

The One Word You Need to Start Using Today to Have a Better Life

Really— this one little word possesses incredible power to make the world better. You can thank us for it later.

6 Negative Traits That Are Actually Good for You

We're often taught to avoid certain negative traits and habits. Before you remake yourself into a saint, consider the positives of these negatives.

6 Ways to Be a Better Friend Without Any Effort

We'd all like to be better friends — and we should be. Keep your friends close with some simple relationship builders.

7 Fresh Veggies You Can Grow From Kitchen Scraps

Don't discard those onion tops or avocado seeds! Plant them in your garden instead and grow your own.

12 Back-to-School Shopping Tips for the Busy Parent

Back-to-school is already over for many of us, but if you're still shopping, here's how to save money and stay sane.

People Who Love Their Bodies Do These 12 Things — Do You?

You don't have to look like a runway model to love the body you have. Start treating it with the care you both deserve.

Are You a Doormat? 17 Things Assertive People Never Say

There's nothing wrong with being easy-going, but if too many of these phrases are familiar, you may be selling yourself short. Start stepping up!

6 Self Help Mantras That Actually Hurt

The Internet is awash in self-help advice and "mantras." Unfortunately, a lot of it just doesn't work. Like these.

The 7 Stages of Procrastination (Read This Right Now!)

Get more done and like yourself more by understanding — and overcoming — the seven stages of procrastination.

7 Mantras to Sharpen Your Resolve to Downsize and Declutter

Boost your decluttering efforts by tidying your mind with a clear mantra and stay focused on keeping only the things that satisfy your goals, wants, and desires.

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Research proves it — removing this one word from your vocabulary can change your life.

Trading Options Is a Sound Investment (and It's Simpler Than You Think!)

If mutual funds and individual stocks are passe, take a look at options. They're a lot less complicated than you think.