Personal Development http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/216/all en-US Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_phone_519863698.jpg" alt="Woman finding smart ways to improve social media presence" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having a social media presence used to be optional, and only for the digital journalism world. But now, having a decent following seems like a requirement if you want to run a business, successfully share your art, and engage with others in your industry. Here's how to improve your social media presence.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/iStock_000033755744_Large.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-surprising-ways-social-media-stars-make-money?ref=fbf">5 Surprising Ways Social Media Stars Make Money</a> &mdash; Start by learning from the masters. Being a social media &quot;star&quot; is a thing, and they are making more money than most of us. Here are some of their best tricks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-easy-ways-to-clean-up-your-image-on-social-media?ref=fbf">7 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Image on Social Media</a> &mdash; Maybe you spent the first few years on Facebook posting keg party photos and trolling celebrities. Yeah, that's not a good look. If you need to do some cleanup, follow these easy steps.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/000071173689.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-to-stop-doing-on-social-media-by-30?ref=fbf">10 Things to Stop Doing on Social Media by 30</a> &mdash; Those bad social media habits need to be left behind, because tweets and photos don't always disappear, even after you delete them. Employers, family members, and potential romantic partners can see what you're doing, so you might want to act accordingly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-improve-your-finances-using-social-media?ref=fbf">How to Improve Your Finances Using Social Media</a> &mdash; Once your social media posts are nice and tidy, use this guide to start bringing in some money on the side. Because once you start gaining a following, it's actually pretty easy!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/iStock_73433583_MEDIUM.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-twitter?ref=fbf">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</a> &mdash; Twitter is a great place to connect with people and brands directly. You can also use your account to make some extra money with sponsored tweets and other branded content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jumpstart-your-job-search-with-instagram?ref=fbf">Jumpstart Your Job Search With Instagram</a> &mdash; Social media platforms can also aid you in your job search. Curate your feed and you might hashtag your way into a new gig!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-social-media-can-save-you-money">6 Ways Social Media Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-surprising-ways-social-media-stars-make-money">5 Surprising Ways Social Media Stars Make Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/social-media-and-identity-theft-in-2010">Social Media and Identity Theft in 2010</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/social-media-an-easy-source-of-coupons">Social Media: An Easy Source of Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development Technology Facebook fbf flashback friday instagram Internet internet presence LinkedIn snapchat social media social media tips twitter Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:30:08 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1927497 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 12 Habits That Turn Dreams Into Reality http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-12-habits-that-turn-dreams-into-reality <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-12-habits-that-turn-dreams-into-reality" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_mountain_top_507869286.jpg" alt="Woman turning dreams into reality" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on habits that turn dreams into reality, ways to save money on auto maintenance, and 90 strategies to overcome shyness.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/how-to-take-action/">How to Take Action: 12 Habits that Turn Dreams into Reality</a> -- Partner up with someone who has similar goals so you can keep each other accountable. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2017/04/10/6-ways-to-save-money-on-auto-maintenance/">6 Ways to Save Money on Auto Maintenance</a> -- Take care of your car's basic needs. Preventative care is always less expensive than repairs at a shop. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2017/04/12/how-to-overcome-shyness-strategies/">How to Overcome Shyness: 90 Remarkably Fresh Strategies</a> -- Your mind may start spinning anxious thoughts long before you enter a dreaded social situation. Disrupt the process by sharing your fears with someone or writing them down.&nbsp; [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Stop-Feeling-Guilty-About-43418980">You Need to Stop Shaming Yourself Over These 11 Things</a> -- Don't beat yourself up over the past -- you can't change what has already happened. You can, however, be proactive about bettering yourself now. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/how-to-stop-being-house-poor/">How to Stop Being House Poor</a> -- When you first buy a house, you'll need to prioritize your furnishings. Furniture and functional items will have to come before décor whose only job is to look good. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/3-tax-deductions-may-increase-audit-risk/">3 Tax Deductions That May Increase Your Audit Risk</a> -- Be careful what medical expenses you're claiming on your tax return. Not all health-related expenses qualify. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/how-to/quit-your-job/">How to Find Courage to Quit the Job You Hate</a> -- Quitting your job can be scary, especially if you don't have another one lined up. But instead of letting the fear of failure take hold, turn it into the fear of regret. [MoneyMiniBlog]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/cure-for-hangover/">Cure For Hangover? 5 Things To Do To Get Through The Morning After</a> -- Your body needs energy to remove the alcohol from your system. Fruits and hangover soup are good to eat at this time. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/11-things-may-overlook-starting-business/">11 Things You May Overlook When Starting a Business</a> -- It takes enormous amounts of time and dedication to start a business. Make sure you have the time, energy, and resources to begin this venture. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-easter-basket-gift-ideas-for-your-little-princess">6 Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Your Little Princess</a> -- Fill your princess-loving child's Easter basket with fun, themed activities and accessories, like kid-friendly nail polish and princess storybooks! [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-12-habits-that-turn-dreams-into-reality">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-more-things-people-who-make-a-lot-of-money-do">12 More Things People Who Make a Lot of Money Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-dumb-little-things-you-need-to-stop-saying-today">9 Dumb Little Things You Need to Stop Saying Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/change-your-life-with-a-30-day-challenge">Change Your Life With a 30 Day Challenge</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-nervous-tics-you-need-to-stop-right-now">6 Nervous Tics You Need to Stop Right Now</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-bad-habits-that-are-actually-good-for-you">13 &quot;Bad&quot; Habits That Are Actually Good for You</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips habits Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:30:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1926758 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-602290760.jpg" alt="Learning ways a fridge door can improve your life" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The average American opens their refrigerator door 22 times per day. If you're not using this premium spot to improve your life, you're missing out. Here are eight ideas to get you started.</p> <h2>1. Make it a vision board</h2> <p>Popularized by Oprah and <a href="http://amzn.to/2oRsEoP" target="_blank"><em>The Secret</em></a>, many of us began cutting out pictures of dream houses, cool cars, and destinations. Pinning them on a board (or, in this case, your refrigerator door) may not actually conjure those things up, but the activity will help you identify the things that you're striving for, and being reminded of them will keep you on track to attaining them.</p> <h2>2. A place for inspirational quotes</h2> <p>Need a little prompting to get on those goals? Display some quotes that motivate you to stay focused and live a happier life. It's amazing how looking at the same words 22 times a day actually did remind me to &quot;be more mindful.&quot; (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/64-funny-inspiring-and-stupid-money-quotes-from-famous-people?ref=seealso" target="_blank">64 Funny, Inspiring and Stupid Money Quotes From Famous People</a>)</p> <h2>3. Feature your loved ones</h2> <p>Sure, we all put up various pictures on our refrigerator doors. I find, though, that having my elderly Aunt Joyce's picture there reminds me to call her regularly. Put up pictures of your family members to remind you to stay in contact with them. Especially the ones who aren't on Facebook all the time.</p> <h2>4. Give yourself a gold star</h2> <p>Elementary school kids get these all the time for doing something good, so why shouldn't you? Did you eat healthy all day long? Did you exercise? Resist temptation to blow your budget? Good for you! Here's a star. Yes, it sounds a little silly, but it works to keep you motivated.</p> <h2>5. Post your money goals</h2> <p>Saving for a house, a car, or a vacation? If you're looking for a place to be reminded to stick to a savings plan, the refrigerator door is a great spot. At a reminder rate of 22 times per day, it's harder to go off-track.</p> <h2>6. Motivate yourself to get moving</h2> <p>How many calories will you have to burn to get rid of that ice cream bar? How many situps will it take to counteract drinking a can of soda? Print and post your fitness goals, as well as calorie and exercise charts to stay motivated to get healthy.</p> <h2>7. Make it meal-planning central</h2> <p>If you hate meal-planning, perhaps you just need some help to get you motivated. Keep a running list of meals on the refrigerator door, for the rest of the family to add to or cross off as their appetites and preferences change. That way, you'll never hear &quot;Ugh. Lasagna again?&quot; Because hey, nobody crossed it off on the list. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-and-eat-better-with-these-6-online-meal-planners?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Save Money and Eat Better With These 6 Online Meal Planners</a>)</p> <h2>8. Make a wish list</h2> <p>Are there items you want, but don't really need? Try the 30-day rule. Write them down on a list, and tack that up on the refrigerator door. Put a date next to the item. You can't buy that item for at least 30 days. At the end of that period, if you really think you need it, ok. You'll probably find, though, that the urge has passed. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-every-major-purchase?ref=seealso" target="_blank">4 Questions to Always Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Purchase</a>)</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-apps-that-pay-you-to-exercise">5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/success-secrets-you-should-have-learned-in-high-school-but-didnt">Success Secrets You Should Have Learned in High School — But Didn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-mantras-that-will-transform-your-life">10 Mantras That Will Transform Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-embrace-failure-keep-going-and-win">How to Embrace Failure, Keep Going, and Win</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home Personal Development frugal tips improve your life life goals money-saving tools motivation refrigerator Spending Money Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:30:13 +0000 Marla Walters 1925308 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Surprising Ways a Personal Website Can Improve Your Life http://www.wisebread.com/8-surprising-ways-a-personal-website-can-improve-your-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-surprising-ways-a-personal-website-can-improve-your-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-541288714.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The popular book <em>The Martian</em> became a best-seller in 2014, but started out as a series of blog posts by author Andy Weir on his personal website. Andy posted one chapter at a time, and got comments from readers as he posted new chapters. Eventually, he self-published an ebook which was later published in hardcover by Random House and became a big budget Hollywood movie starring Matt Damon. This example highlights some of the benefits you can get from having a personal website where you can publish anything you want in a way that anyone in the world can access.</p> <p>I started writing on a personal website about four years ago and have discovered a number of ways that having a personal website can be beneficial. It's useful for storing, organizing, and sharing all kinds of creative work such as writing, a personal journal, photos, sound recordings, video clips, and other information that you want to share with the world. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-a-side-hustle-can-advance-your-career?ref=seealso" target="_blank">8 Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career</a>)</p> <p>Here are some ways a personal website can improve your life.</p> <h2>1. It's a place to get creative</h2> <p>When I started my personal website, it had been years since I had done any creative writing. I realized that I could easily start a website and publish my writing immediately. That is both scary and exciting, but what did I have to lose?</p> <h2>2. It won't cost much (or anything at all)</h2> <p>It is possible to set up a professional website or blog at no cost at all. I set up a blog on the Blogger platform for free years ago and still use that today. If you want to spend a few dollars per month, you can get a custom domain name and add ecommerce features to support an online business.</p> <h2>3. It's an opportunity to make money</h2> <p>Once I started getting visitors to my website, I realized I could make money. I started selling advertising and placing affiliate marketing links on my site. Affiliate marketing links are links to products for sale that are related to the content on my website, and I get paid a commission if someone buys after clicking on that link. If you are willing and able to produce material that people are interested in reading, then you can make money on the side. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-you-really-make-money-by-starting-a-blog?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Can You Really Make Money by Starting a Blog?</a>)</p> <h2>4. It becomes a creative portfolio for you</h2> <p>My personal blog has provided a place to showcase my writing, and I have leveraged this to win some paid writing opportunities. Having your own website gives you a way to get those early publications of your work, which can lead to opportunities with other publishers. A portfolio of work is essential when you are seeking new assignments.</p> <p>You can post almost any type of creative work on a personal website: digital photos, artwork, audio book narration, video clips, crafts, and even technical projects. You can also add a resume, and provide contact information for those who may be interested in working with you. This can help boost your career in almost any field.</p> <h2>5. It helps you learn and practice coding</h2> <p>Although there are lots of graphical tools to create Web pages, I sometimes edit the HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) code or CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) code to make the page work how I want. By understanding a few simple principles, you can gain a deep understanding of how websites really work.</p> <p>I have also practiced coding on my website by making JavaScript calculators and publishing them on my blog. You can code the graphical interface with calculator buttons and write equations for the calculations with code that is embedded in a script on the page. This is a great way to practice and show off your coding skills in a way that people can use and appreciate.</p> <h2>6. You can get published today, no roadblocks</h2> <p>One of the best things about having your own website is that there are no rules. You can publish whatever you want with no censoring and no gatekeeper. You get to decide for yourself what can be published, even if no one else would publish it. This means that you can become a published writer immediately.</p> <h2>7. You get to perform for an audience</h2> <p>I remember how nervous I was to push the &quot;publish&quot; button the first few times when I was starting my website. I knew that anyone in the world would be able to read my posts and perhaps even comment or send me an email complaining about my content. Writing for an audience pushed me to do my best work, more so than writing in a notebook that no one else could see.</p> <h2>8. You learn how to become more visible on the internet</h2> <p>One of the fun parts about having your own website is looking at the stats to see how many people are visiting. Since you always want to have more visitors, it makes sense to learn how people are finding your website and try to boost your traffic. One strategy is to use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to get more traffic from search results. Understanding SEO can be a valuable skill, both for your own website and as a consultant for other sites. With your own website, you have the opportunity to do experiments to try ideas out and learn what works to boost traffic.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dr-penny-pincher">Dr Penny Pincher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-surprising-ways-a-personal-website-can-improve-your-life">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-big-business-accounting-tools-every-side-gig-needs">4 Big Business Accounting Tools Every Side Gig Needs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/apple-introduces-most-outrageous-rewards-program-in-history">Apple introduces most outrageous “rewards” program in history</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-you-can-earn-18-to-25-an-hour-with-amazon-flex">How You Can Earn $18 to $25 an Hour With Amazon Flex</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-businesses-your-tween-can-start">13 Businesses Your Tween Can Start</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development Technology branding hobbies personal growth personal website self-promotion side gig side hustle website Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:30:15 +0000 Dr Penny Pincher 1923219 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Mental Hacks for Working Out http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-mental-hacks-for-working-out <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-mental-hacks-for-working-out" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_kettle_bells_584745006.jpg" alt="Woman using mental hacks for working out" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on mental hacks for working out, grocery shopping tips for a zero waste home, and why you should buy winter tires now.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-mental-hacks-for-working-out/">6 Mental Hacks For Working Out</a> &mdash; Consistency is key. The little choices you make every day can lead to big changes over time. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://sustainablog.org/2017/02/zero-waste-home-groceries/">Zero Waste Home: Basic Grocery Shopping Tips</a> &mdash; Buy from the bulk bins, if they're available, to avoid creating more waste from the packaging. For items that aren't available in bulk bins, choose products with packaging that is reusable or easily recyclable. [Sustainablog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2017/0205/Why-now-is-the-time-to-buy-winter-tires">Why now is the time to buy winter tires</a> &mdash; Even though it's halfway through the snow season, now is the best time to buy winter tires because retailers are trying to clear out inventory. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/love-money-financial-advice-couples-every-stage/">Love and Money: Financial Advice for Couples at Every Stage</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to succeed at money management during every stage of your relationship. [Experian]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Self-Reflection-Questions-43086988">30 Self-Reflection Questions That Will Make You Re-evaluate Your Life</a> &mdash; Step back from your busy day once in a while and check on yourself with these important questions. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/five-things-that-financial-aid-might-not-cover/72060">Five Things That Financial Aid Might Not Cover</a>&mdash; If you plan to live off-campus, financial aid may not cover all (or any) of your rent. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/4-ways-personalize-rental-keep-deposit/">4 Ways To Personalize Your Rental And Keep Your Deposit</a> &mdash; Certain fixtures are easy to update, like lighting, showerheads, and blinds and curtains. Just remember to keep the originals and put them back before you move out. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/528286/the-dos-and-donts-becoming-efficient-marketer">The Dos and Don&rsquo;ts on Becoming an Efficient Marketer</a> &mdash; Don't neglect your social media profiles. If you don&rsquo;t post regularly or engage with your audience, people will forget about you. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2017/02/how-to-organize-your-tech-gadgets/">How To Organize Your Tech Gadgets</a> &mdash; Label your cords so you can easily identify which cord plugs into what device. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-to-find-more-time-to-read-to-your-young-kids">6 Ways to Find More Time to Read to Your Young Kids</a> &mdash; Keep books easily accessible in your home, in the car, and even in your purse for the times when you're out and about with your kids. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-mental-hacks-for-working-out">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips mental hacks working out Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 1887742 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Power Habits of Great Leaders & Achievers http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-power-habits-of-great-leaders-achievers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-power-habits-of-great-leaders-achievers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/nelson_mandela_458982231.jpg" alt="Nelson Mandela and his power habits" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on power habits of great leaders and achievers, how to save time at the gym, and ways to cultivate your passion.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/habits-of-great-leaders/">7 Power Habits of Great Leaders, Business Icons and Inspirational Achievers</a> &mdash; What can we learn from Martin Luther King, Jr., Bill Gates, and Isaac Newton? [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.theorderexpert.com/save-time-gym/">How to Save Time at the Gym</a> &mdash; Request a full tour of your gym from a staff member and learn where the exercise equipment, fitness rooms, and other amenities are located so you don't have to waste time looking for what you need. [The Order Expert]</p> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2017/01/23/how-to-design-a-life-you-love/">Design a Life You Love &ndash; 4 Simple Ways to Cultivate Your Passion</a> &mdash; The life you love won't happen by accident. You have to take action to create the life you want, and this process can help you map out what you need to do. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0124/The-Little-Book-of-Hygge-How-Danes-thrive-in-winter">The Little Book of Hygge: How Danes thrive in winter</a> &mdash; Hygge isn't just about coziness. It can be a method of self-care and a retreat into your own happy place. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Do-Alone-Valentine-Day-43041825?stream_view=1">14 Things to Do Alone on Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; You don't need a date to have a good time on Valentine's Day. Here are a few ways to show yourself some extra love. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialwoman.com/reach-goals-faster">Do This to Reach Your Goals Faster</a> &mdash; This strategy will help you identify what is and isn't working, and what changes you'll need to make in order to reach your goals. [Financial Woman]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/3-times-warranties-will-save-money/">3 Times Warranties Will Save You Money</a> &mdash; A home warranty is one of the most important warranties to have. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2017/01/19/rule-in-building-skills/">An Essential Rule in Building Your Skills (and 3 Ways to Apply It)</a> &mdash; When it comes to developing a skill, there's no need to start from scratch. Build upon what you've already built. [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.asianefficiency.com/email-management/7-email-mistakes/">7 Common Email Mistakes That Kill Your Productivity</a> &mdash; Don't treat email like it's a chat room. If you need immediate responses within a group of people, set up a meeting or conference call. [Asian Efficiency]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontmesswithtaxes.com/2017/01/10-reasons-to-file-a-tax-return-even-if-you-dont-have-to.html">10 reasons to file a tax return even if you don't have to</a> &mdash; Even if you're not required to file a tax return, it's a good idea to do so if certain situations apply to you. [Don't Mess With Taxes]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-power-habits-of-great-leaders-achievers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-more-things-people-who-make-a-lot-of-money-do">12 More Things People Who Make a Lot of Money Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-dumb-little-things-you-need-to-stop-saying-today">9 Dumb Little Things You Need to Stop Saying Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/change-your-life-with-a-30-day-challenge">Change Your Life With a 30 Day Challenge</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-nervous-tics-you-need-to-stop-right-now">6 Nervous Tics You Need to Stop Right Now</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-bad-habits-that-are-actually-good-for-you">13 &quot;Bad&quot; Habits That Are Actually Good for You</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips habits Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:30:24 +0000 Amy Lu 1880350 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Easy, Frugal Ways to Be Kind to Yourself http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-frugal-ways-to-be-kind-to-yourself <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-easy-frugal-ways-to-be-kind-to-yourself" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_smile_636115754.jpg" alt="Woman finding frugal ways to be kind to herself" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on easy ways to be kind to yourself, the best time to order roses for Valentine&rsquo;s Day, and ways to make money during the Super Bowl.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/7-ways-be-kind-yourself/">7 Easy and Frugal Ways to Be Kind to Yourself</a> &mdash; Get involved with something you're passionate about and reconnect with the things that make you happy. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2017/0116/The-forces-that-drive-the-price-of-a-bouquet-of-roses-and-the-best-time-to-order-one-for-Valentine-s-Day">The forces that drive the price of a bouquet of roses (and the best time to order one for Valentine's Day)</a> &mdash; What goes into the cost of a bouquet of roses? It's a lot more complex than Valentine's Day price gouging. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://sidehustlehq.com/making-money-during-the-super-bowl/">Making Money During the Super Bowl</a> &mdash; No one likes to deal with the mess that results from a Super Bowl party, which means you can make good money offering party cleanup services. [Side Hustle HQ]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Long-Should-You-Keep-Financial-Documents-4364503#photo-4364503">When to Stash or Trash Important Papers</a> &ndash; It&rsquo;s recommended that you should keep tax-related documents for at least 7 years. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-keep-food-in-the-house-when-you-have-hungry-teens">6 Ways Keep Food in the House When You Have Hungry Teens</a> &mdash; When you're making dinner, cook enough for leftovers so that your teen has an easy snack that only needs to be reheated. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://afewshortcuts.com/2017/01/6-tips-to-help-you-deep-clean-your-computer-keyboard/">6 Tips to Help You Deep Clean Your Computer Keyboard</a> &mdash; If your keyboard is looking a little rough, use these tips to keep it clean, sanitized, and functional. [A Few Shortcuts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/dont-let-these-common-budget-fails-affect-yours/">Don&rsquo;t Let These Common Budget Fails Affect Yours</a> &mdash; Things like vehicle repairs, vet bills, and changes in utility expenses can quickly ruin a budget if you're not careful. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-and-why-to-write-a-career-plan/">How (and Why) to Write a Career Plan</a> &mdash; An effective career plan will outline exactly how you will achieve your professional goals. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/5-ways-to-money-on-food-while-staying-at-a-hotel/">5 Ways To Save Money On Food While Staying At A Hotel</a> &mdash; Treat yourself to the best that your destination city has to offer by hitting the local markets or delis and buying local foods. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/4407-returning-to-work-after-maternity-leave">7 Ways to Make the Transition from Maternity Leave Back to Work Easier</a> &mdash; In the weeks before you head back to work, create a schedule for yourself and your baby that corresponds with what your routine will be like when you're away from home. [Daily Worth]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-frugal-ways-to-be-kind-to-yourself">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips self kindness Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:27 +0000 Amy Lu 1876851 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Get Rich With These Mental Habits http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-get-rich-with-these-mental-habits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-get-rich-with-these-mental-habits" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_holding_cash_470189462.jpg" alt="Woman getting rich with mental habits" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on mental habits that will help you get rich, essential skills to learn this year, and the best and worst things to buy at Aldi.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/personal-finance/10-mental-habits-that-you-need-to-become-rich/71918">10 Mental Habits That You Need To Become Rich</a> &mdash; Keep your emotions out of financial decisions. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2017/01/03/skills-to-learn-this-year/">4 Essential Skills You Might Want to Learn This Year</a> &mdash; Improving your public speaking skills will help you become a more effective communicator. [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/spending/T065-S001-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-at-aldi/index.html">Best and Worst Things to Buy at Aldi</a> &mdash; Aldi carries more European products than most other U.S. grocers. In general, specialty chocolates from Germany and other parts of Europe are among the best things to buy at Aldi. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/super-bowl-party-tips-4088">10 Tips for Throwing a Football Party on the Cheap</a> &mdash; Provide a range of low-cost appetizers like pizza bites, popcorn, or chips and salsa to satisfy your guests and your budget. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2016/1214/Soda-taxes-do-more-than-discourage-consumption">Soda taxes do more than discourage consumption</a> &mdash; Beyond discouraging excessive consumption of this sugary drinks, soda taxes can also improve the health and economic wellbeing of communities. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/5-techniques-give-good-shot-confidence/">5 Techniques to Give Ourselves a Good Shot of Confidence</a> &mdash; Display reminders of your achievements so they're in full view when you go to bed and when you get up in the morning. They can be trophies, awards, or even a list of the things you've achieved. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Let-Go-42898577#photo-42898577">37 Things to Let Go of in 2017</a> &mdash; A few things that you should let go of for a better, happier life in 2017 include unhealthy relationships, clothes you haven't worn in over a year, and lazy habits that are holding you back. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/before-you-sign-a-lease/">Important Things to Know Before You Sign a Lease</a> &mdash; If you spot vague language within the lease, ask for a modification to clarify the point before you sign. It's a red flag if the landlord or owner gives you any resistance over it. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/7-ways-you-are-putting-a-strain-on-your-bank-account/">7 Ways You Are Putting a Strain on Your Bank Account</a> &mdash; If you just want to watch a flick, rent or stream something at home. Save your theater dollars for the big movies that you really want to see. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyqanda.com/how-to-keep-your-new-years-resolutions">Top 10 Easy Ways To Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Year</a> &mdash; Make sure your New Year's Resolutions are things that you actually want to accomplish and not goals that you were pressured into tackling. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-get-rich-with-these-mental-habits">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-good-manners-make-you-wealthier">5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips get rich mental habits Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:30:21 +0000 Amy Lu 1868638 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Easy Habits That Make You Smarter http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-habits-that-make-you-smarter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-easy-habits-that-make-you-smarter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_glasses_reading_490684750.jpg" alt="Man learning easy habits to make him smarter" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on habits that will make you smarter, creative DIY Christmas ornaments, and junk around the house that you can sell on eBay.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.lifed.com/15-habits-that-will-make-you-smarter">15 Habits That Will Make You Smarter</a> &mdash; Grab a notebook and jot down 10 ideas a day to keep your brain active and healthy. [Life'd]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Christmas-Ornaments-26255266#photo-26255266">34 Creative DIY Christmas Ornaments</a> &mdash; These unique do-it-yourself ornaments are guaranteed to make your tree pop and sparkle! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://flippingincome.com/junk-around-house-you-can-sell-on-ebay/">Junk Around The House You Can Sell on eBay</a> &mdash; You can get decent money for old computer software and driver CDs. [Flipping Income]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-ways-to-navigate-stressful-situations-this-holiday-season/">5 Ways to Navigate Stressful Situations This Holiday Season</a> &mdash; Have an exit strategy in case you need to leave holiday gathering (and the anxiety and stress that comes with it) in a jiffy. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.mint.com/bill-pay/4-ways-to-give-your-bills-more-breathing-room-120616/">4 Ways to Give Your Bills More Breathing Room</a> &mdash; If your bank account takes a heavy hit every month because your bills are all due at the same time, you may want to change some due dates and spread them out to match when you get paid. [Mint Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/9-important-money-tasks-december.html">9 Important Money Tasks You Should Do in December</a> &mdash; Schedule a physical exam for your annual checkup if you haven't already had one this year. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://creativemoney.biz/financial-planning/">9 Questions to Make Sure You Approach Financial Planning the Right Way</a> &mdash; These questions will help you bring clarity to your finances. [Creative Money]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/how-to/drive-blog-traffic/">4 Tips for Driving Traffic to Your Blog</a> &mdash; Incorporate keywords so that people who are searching for the topics you cover will be able to find you. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.corporatemonkeycpa.com/2016/12/06/simple-path-part-time-early-retirement/">The Simple Path To Part-Time Early Retirement</a> &mdash; If early retirement doesn't seem feasible, consider an early retirement that has you working part time on things you love doing for a fraction of your pre-retirement income. [Corporate Monkey]</p> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/12/07/find-good-tailor/">How to Find a Good Tailor</a> &mdash; Before you walk into the shop, call prospective tailors and have a chat about the kinds of alterations they do and how much they charge. You'll get useful information as well as a feel for the tailor's communication and customer service skills. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-easy-habits-that-make-you-smarter">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips smart habits Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1849883 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Spread Happiness http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-spread-happiness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-spread-happiness" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_smile_87474029.jpg" alt="Woman finding simple ways to spread happiness" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on simple ways to spread happiness, free ways to learn self-defense skills, and cleaning mistakes you didn&rsquo;t realize you were making.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/11/03/spread-happiness-around-you/">15 Simple Ways to Spread Happiness and Kindness Around You</a> &mdash; The more you judge other people, the more you judge yourself. When you feel the urge to judge someone, replace it with a kind thought or action instead. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-find-free-self-defense-classes/">5 Free Ways to Learn Self-Defense Skills From Experts</a> &mdash; Start by reading about the basics so you have a better idea of which classes and courses might be a good fit for you. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cleaning-Mistakes-42128069#photo-42128069">6 Cleaning Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making</a> &mdash; Keep lemon juice away from marble and limestone because the acid can dull these surfaces. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/bookkeeping-system-work/">Five things that make a bookkeeping system work</a> &mdash; There needs to be a way for you to check what the balances should be, whether it's calling your bank or printing out account statements. [Mighty Bargain Hunter]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/11/03/6-ways-to-save-money-on-your-monthly-cell-phone-bill/">6 Ways to Save Money on Your Monthly Cell Phone Bill</a> &mdash; Streaming movies, making video calls, and playing certain video games can really drain your data. Avoid these activities if you don't have an unlimited data plan. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-to-start-a-business-bootstrapping-to-7-figures-and-early-retirement/">How To Start A Business: Bootstrapping To 7-Figures And Early Retirement</a> &mdash; You'll have the wear many hats in the first few years. It's crucial that you figure out what your priorities are so you don't waste time on non-essential tasks. [Financial Samurai]</p> <p><a href="http://creativemoney.biz/top-rookie-investing-mistakes/">Rookie Investing Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid</a> &mdash; It's never safe to assume that you'll get double-digit returns from your investments. [Creative Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.modestmoney.com/three-finance-tips-large-purchases-life/36226">Three Finance Tips for the Large Purchases in Your Life</a> &mdash; If you're on the road a lot, consider investing in a hybrid car to cut down on gas costs. [Modest Money]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18642/overspend-your-budget.html">6 Reasons You Overspend Your Budget</a> &mdash; It's easy to overspend when you mix up your wants and your needs. Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/11/fun-family-meals.html">8 Ways to Make Family Meal Times More Fun</a> &mdash; Shake things up by leaving the dining table for themed meals, like a picnic at the park or a backyard barbecue. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-simple-ways-to-spread-happiness">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/100-small-things-that-can-bring-you-joy">100 Small Things That Can Bring You Joy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-be-a-better-person-today">25 Ways to Be a Better Person Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-things-scientists-say-will-boost-your-happiness-today">11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-can-do-today-to-be-happy">10 Things You Can Do Today to Be Happy</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips happiness Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:30:33 +0000 Amy Lu 1826529 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Succeed Even When You Fail http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-succeed-even-when-you-fail <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-succeed-even-when-you-fail" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_success_85197281.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to succeed when she fails" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on how to fail successfully, must-have items for business travelers, and recipes for DIY organic makeup.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://creativemoney.biz/fail-successfully/">How to Fail Successfully</a> &mdash; Don't give up when you fail. Keep trying and changing your approach until something works. [Creative Money]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/4-must-items-business-travelers/">4 Must-Have Items for Business Travelers</a> &mdash; Carry an external battery pack with you &mdash; you&rsquo;ll never have to worry about finding an outlet before your device dies. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/diy-organic-makeup-recipes">Save Face with These DIY Organic Makeup Alternatives</a> &mdash; All the ingredients you'll need for homemade eyeliner and mascara can be found online or at your local health food store or farmers market. [Small Footprint Family]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/career/How-Label-Your-Resume-File-3368828">The 5-Second Tactic That Can Boost Your Chances of Getting Hired</a> &mdash; Before your send off your résumé, make sure that the file name contains this piece of information. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/how-to-save-money-eating-out-14575/">50 Ways to Spend Less When Eating Out</a> &mdash; Stop at a warehouse club and pick up restaurant gift cards at a discount. [Cheapism]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/10/06/6-tips-for-raising-smart-consumers/">6 Tips for Raising Smart Consumers</a> &mdash; Help your child set savings goals for the things they want to buy. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/watch-out-for-companies-tricking-you-into-paying-more/">Watch Out for Companies Using This Low Price Method to Make You Pay More</a> &mdash; The subscription model makes you think you're paying less per unit, but you're actually paying more over the long run. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/how-color-in-your-home-may-affect-your-mood-injs/">How Color in Your Home May Affect Your Mood</a> &mdash; Yellow evokes happiness and excitement. It's a great color to have in the kitchen! [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/protect-insurance-may-not/">Protect Yourself When Your Insurance May Not</a> &mdash; Utilize the competitive nature of the insurance business and arm yourself with multiple quotes when you negotiate costs. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-ways-you-can-help-your-anxious-child">9 Ways You Can Help Your Anxious Child</a> &mdash; Don't tell an anxious person that they're being irrational. Your child's fears are very real to them and you need to respect that. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-succeed-even-when-you-fail">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips fail Succeed Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:30:28 +0000 Amy Lu 1807575 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Have Better Conversations With These Tips http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-have-better-conversations-with-these-tips <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-have-better-conversations-with-these-tips" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/men_talking_friends_77045721.jpg" alt="Men having better conversations with these tips" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to have great conversations, tips to motivate yourself for a morning workout, and what to expect from Target&rsquo;s Black Friday sale.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/5-ways-great-conversations/">5 Ways to Have Great Conversations</a> &mdash; Show an interest in what the other person is saying and ask open-ended questions to help them delve deeper into the conversation. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-tips-to-motivate-yourself-for-a-morning-workout/">7 Tips to Motivate Yourself for a Morning Workout</a> &mdash; Keep a stash of mints on your nightstand and pop one into your mouth the second your alarm goes off. The refreshing mint will stimulate your brain and make you more alert &mdash; and less inclined to go back to bed. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0923/What-to-expect-from-Target-s-2016-Black-Friday-sale">What to expect from Target's 2016 Black Friday sale</a> &mdash; Keep an eye out for Target's &quot;early access&quot; deals, which allows you to shop for Black Friday deals before the sale actually begins. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/career/How-Write-Good-Cover-Letter-24357796">Catch a Recruiter's Eye With These 7 Cover Letter Tips</a> &mdash; Don't send a generic cover letter. Tweak your tone to suit the company you're applying to. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/year-round-sales/">10 Sites Where You Can Buy Things on Sale Every Day of the Year</a> &mdash; These sites have sales year-round, offering great deals on clothing, food, electronics, and more! [Money Pantry]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/best-cheap-ramen-noodle-recipes-14484/">11 Hacks to Make Instant Ramen More Delicious for Less Than $1</a> &mdash; Ditch the sodium- and chemical-filled flavor packets. You can make a tastier and healthier meal by adding things like soy sauce, vegetables, and herbs to instant ramen. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/09/learn-a-language-faster.html">5 Effective Techniques To Learn A Language Faster</a> &mdash; Understanding humor in a language you're not fluent in is really difficult&hellip; which is why you should read jokes to try to master the language! [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/46-ways-apple-cider-vinegar-can-improve-your-life/">46 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Improve Your Life</a> &mdash; Apple cider vinegar offers many health benefits. It can lower blood pressure, relieve allergies, fight migraines, and more! [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/life-hacks/unconventional-ways-make-extra-dollars-holidays/71247">Unconventional Ways to Make A Few Extra Dollars Before the Holidays</a> &mdash; You should be a good friend anyway, but you can actually get paid to be a friend to someone who needs some platonic company. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/9-tips-turning-side-projects-legit-businesses">9 Tips For Turning Side Projects Into Legit Businesses</a> &mdash; Start out as a freelancer or presell your goods or services before you commit full time. You'll gain experience, build a portfolio, and have a roster of clients by the time you're ready to take the leap. [Due]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-have-better-conversations-with-these-tips">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips conversations Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1799084 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Improve Your Working Memory http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-improve-your-working-memory <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-improve-your-working-memory" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_question_mark_83993805.jpg" alt="Woman improving her working memory" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to improve your working memory, how other people can affect your health, and some ideas for DIY indoor herb gardens.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/09/20/think-better-feet-improve-working-memory/">Think Better on Your Feet: How to Improve Your Working Memory</a> &mdash; Brain-training games have gotten more popular in the past few years, but make sure you're playing the right ones. Look for dual n-back games if you want to improve your memory. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/4-surprising-ways-other-people-affect-your-health/">4 Surprising Ways Other People Affect Your Health</a> &mdash; No one exists in a vacuum. Other people can &mdash; and do! &mdash; influence our physiology as well as our ongoing health. [Mark's Daily Apple]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/09/22/diy-indoor-herb-garden-ideas/">DIY Indoor Herb Garden Ideas</a> &mdash; If you have an empty wall that get a lot of sunlight, you can use the space for a hanging garden of your favorite herbs. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/career/What-Do-You-Cant-Answer-Interview-Question-33925868">What You Should Do If You're Stumped During an Interview</a> &mdash; Don't immediately say, &quot;I don&rsquo;t know.&quot; Mull it over and see if you can come to an answer&hellip; just make sure not to make something up. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/09/natural-ways-to-get-whiter-teeth.html">10 Easy Ways to a Whiter Teeth Without Spending Too Much</a> &mdash; Swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil can draw out stains and bacteria from your teeth and gums. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2016/09/12/8-dollar-store-halloween-costume-must-haves/">8 Dollar Store Halloween Costume Must Haves</a> &mdash; You can find a lot of gear and accessories at a dollar store to piece together a princess or pirate costume. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="https://www.supermoney.com/2016/09/how-get-best-mortgage-rates-tips/">How to Get the Best Mortgage Rates? 12 Home Loan Tips</a> &mdash; Don't be afraid to shop around for the best rate. Your credit score may go down temporarily if several lenders pull it at the same time, but mortgage lenders will take that into account when evaluating your score. [SuperMoney]</p> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/18285/balance-work-and-education.html">How College Students Can Balance Work and Education</a> &mdash; Working while you're in school can be extremely difficult. If possible, plan your work schedule in advance to make time for exams and any extra studying you may need to do for those exams. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="https://unclutterer.com/2016/09/22/productive-hiring-help/">Being more productive by hiring some help</a> &mdash; When you hire someone to help you out, whether in the house or the office, be very clear what you expect them to do as well as the aspects of the job that they can do however they like. [Unclutterer]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/09/22/eco-friendly-ways-cut-utility-bills/">The Most Eco-Friendly Ways to Cut Utility Bills</a> &mdash; Your kitchen consumes more energy than any other room in the house. If you can use the microwave, toaster oven or a crockpot instead of the oven, go with the smaller appliance. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-improve-your-working-memory">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-improve-your-memory-and-even-get-a-little-smarter">How to Improve Your Memory (and Even Get a Little Smarter)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-you-should-do-things-youre-bad-at">Why You Should Do Things You&#039;re Bad At</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips improve memory Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30:27 +0000 Amy Lu 1799083 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Master Small Talk http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-master-small-talk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-master-small-talk" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/friends_talking_coffee_77408151.jpg" alt="Friends learning how to master small talk" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on how to hone your small talk skills, science-backed ways to create happiness, and what you need to know about the new iPhone 7.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-make-small-talk/">How to make small talk anywhere</a> &mdash; Small talk is a skill that you can learn like any other. You can practice and experiment in low-stake scenarios with servers, baristas, and store clerks. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Happier-42349721">10 Science-Backed Ways You Can Create Happiness in Your Everyday Life</a> &mdash; Studies have found that you get more enjoyment out of an activity when you do it with someone else. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0910/Nine-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-iPhone-7">Nine things you need to know about the new iPhone 7</a> &mdash; The iPhone 7 has a number of new features, including more memory, stereo speakers, better cameras, and more. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/8-daily-rituals-successful-small-business-owners/">8 Daily Rituals Of Successful Small Business Owners</a> &mdash; Every industry changes over time. Make sure you catch up on current events that may affect your industry either directly or indirectly. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/financial-wellness/">The Road to Financial Wellness</a> &mdash; It takes skill to get your finances in line and to keep it there. Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the issues you'll encounter on the road to financial wellness and the skills you'll need to overcome them. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.shebudgets.com/home-organizing/tips-hacks/never-use-vinegar-household-items/71120">Never Use Vinegar on These Household Items</a> &mdash; It can seem like vinegar can be used to clean everything in your house, but it can actually do major damage if you use them on these items. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/personalfinance/5-ways-to-find-your-next-job">5 Ways to Find Your Next Job</a> &mdash; Reach out to the HR manager of the place where you want to work. See if you can schedule an informal meeting over coffee to discuss your career goals and their organization. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/brain-training-exercises-14429/">12 Budget-Friendly Tips to Boost Brainpower</a> &mdash; Experiencing some brain blips? A handful of berries, especially dark varieties like blueberries, cherries, and blackberries, can help improve your memory. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/actually-get-work-done-leaving-vacation/">3 Ways to Actually Get Work Done Before Leaving For Vacation</a> &mdash; There are probably a ton of things you need to do before going on vacation. Leave the nonessential tasks for after you're back so you have time to do the really important stuff. [Due]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-celebrate-national-better-breakfast-month">How to Celebrate National Better Breakfast Month</a> &mdash; Start your day off right with a better breakfast. You can make your own granola to cut out the excess sugar and processed foods, or hard boil some eggs for a grab-and-go breakfast during the week. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-master-small-talk">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-self-improvement-apps-to-make-you-smarter-stronger-and-happier">10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life">Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-fridge-door-can-improve-your-life">8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-34-smart-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-presence">Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kill-boredom-with-these-34-fun-and-productive-projects">Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips small talk Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:30:39 +0000 Amy Lu 1791438 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Small Habits That Steal Your Happiness http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-small-habits-that-steal-your-happiness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-small-habits-that-steal-your-happiness" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_sad_stressed_83655851.jpg" alt="Woman with small habits that steal her happiness" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on small habits that steal your happiness, tips for saving money on groceries, and ways to get cheap or free vet care for your pet.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2016/09/08/steal-your-happiness/">7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness</a> &mdash; Don't put your dreams on hold, waiting for the right time to take action. Even if you can't dive in right away, you can take small steps toward your goal. [The Positivity Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.wallstreetsurvivor.com/2016/09/09/20-tips-that-will-help-you-save-money-on-groceries/">20 Tips That Will Help You Save Money On Groceries</a> &mdash; Go for versatile ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes to ensure that you actually use it before it goes bad. [Wall Street Survivor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/how-get-cheaper-free-vet-care/">9 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Vet Care for Your Pet</a> &mdash; Check out veterinary websites and social media accounts for deals offered by vets in your area. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/what-to-do-when-mice-have-invaded-your-home-1786347063">What to Do When Mice Have Invaded Your Home</a> &mdash; If you spot even one mouse, odds are there's a nest somewhere in your house. Follow these steps to get rid of the unwelcome rodents and keep them out. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-You-Should-Do-Your-30s-40165465">22 Things You Need to Start Doing For Yourself in Your 30s</a> &mdash; Make time for massages &mdash; your body will thank you! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0902/How-to-balance-between-investment-and-savings-accounts">How to balance between investment and savings accounts</a> &mdash; Investing your money can make it grow faster, but the money in savings is more accessible when an emergency hits. Learn how to balance both and optimize your money. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/25-small-ways-to-pay-it-forward-kindness-matters/">25 Small Ways to Pay It Forward &ndash; Kindness Matters!</a> &mdash; Buy extra toiletries when you spot a good deal and give them away to people in need. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/changing-your-own-oil-video/">6 Things to Know When Changing Your Own Oil for the First Time</a> &mdash; If you've never changed the oil in you car before, follow these tips to make sure you're doing it correctly. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2016/09/09/how-to-deal-with-stress/">How to Deal With Stress and Remain Calm in Any Situation</a> &mdash; Talk through your problems with someone you trust. It's harder to find solutions when you keep your feelings pent up. [Life Optimizer]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-much-homework-is-too-much">How Much Homework Is Too Much?</a> &mdash; The workload your child brings home may be too much if it starts affecting their sleep or mood, [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-small-habits-that-steal-your-happiness">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/100-small-things-that-can-bring-you-joy">100 Small Things That Can Bring You Joy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-be-a-better-person-today">25 Ways to Be a Better Person Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-things-scientists-say-will-boost-your-happiness-today">11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-more-things-people-who-make-a-lot-of-money-do">12 More Things People Who Make a Lot of Money Do</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Development best money tips habits happiness Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:00:07 +0000 Amy Lu 1789671 at http://www.wisebread.com