Best Money Tips: How to Drive More Efficiently

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to drive more efficiently, how to follow up without being pushy, and why positive thinking sucks.

Top 5 Articles

Eight Strategies for Fuel Efficient Driving — Don't accelerate hard after a stop — acceleration devours gasoline. Instead, get up to full speed at a gentle pace. [The Simple Dollar]

How to Follow-Up and Get a "Yes" Without Being Pushy or Annoying — Give the other person a week to respond before you send a short and to-the-point follow-up message. This shows you're committed to the request and increases your chances of getting a response. [Careful Cents]

Why Positive Thinking Sucks — If all you have is positive thinking, there's nowhere else to turn when things go south. Reframing events to help you deal with them while remaining optimistic is a healthier option. [A Daring Adventure]

16 Solutions for Your Best Sleep Ever — Warming up your hands and feet will help you fall asleep faster, so pull on those wool socks! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Ultimate Productivity Hacks You Need to Try — Do something useful on your commute, whether it's listening to a podcast while you drive or walking to work for the exercise. [Lifehack]

Other Essential Reading

How to Break Up With Your Cable Provider — These days, all you need to satisfy almost all your entertainment needs are a streaming service and a device to play your shows and movies. [Thousandaire]

Reviving Blue Collar Work: 4 Myths About the Skilled Trades — Who says blue-collar work isn't creative or intellectually stimulating? The skilled trades simply offer a different kind of creative outlet than a trendy office job might. [The Art of Manliness]

What to Order to Get the Best Possible Nutrition at Chipotle — Some extras are better for you than others. Go for some salsa or salad (no dressing), but skip the cream, cheese, and chips. [SheBudgets]

9 Questions to Think About When Planning Your Retirement — It's important to plan for medical and home care costs, as they will likely increase dramatically in the next 10-15 years. [Rhonda Sherwood]

How to Treat a Stomach Virus — It's important to stay hydrated, but don't only drink water. Drink clear broths or oral rehydration solutions, too, to replenish the electrolytes that you lose when you're sick. [Parenting Squad]

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