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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

People Who Love Thanksgiving Do These 8 Things, Do You?

It's easy to let the hustle of the holidays become resentment. Be reminded of the meaning of the day with some small, thoughtful traditions.

11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

From naps to sad movies, these common everyday activities really do make us happier — in ways science can measure. Try some and feel better!

12 Ways to Feel More Attractive Without Actually Changing How You Look

None of us are photoshopped cover models in real life, but there are some honest shortcuts to attractiveness. Start by embracing the real you.

9 Ways to Build Intuition and Make Smarter Decisions

It's easy to discount intuition — how can a gut feeling be right? But your gut knows a lot more than you think. Learn to listen to and trust it.

5 Things Play Teaches You About Personal Finance

Personal finance is serious business, just like the rest of adulthood. And like the rest of adulthood, we can learn about it through play.

7 Times You're Wasting Mental Energy Without Realizing It

Feeling exhausted? Nearing burnout? It may be because of these unexpected drags on your mental energy. Get rid of them and get more energy.

11 Sources of Instant Gratification You Can Feel Good About

Scratch your "I want it now!" itch without messing up your long term plans? Yes, you really can have your cake and eat it, too.

8 Personal Finance Tips for Introverts

Are you an introvert? If so, your inclinations to listening, thinking, and looking before leaping are well suited to earning, saving, and investing.

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.