Best Money Tips: How to Prepare for the Next Recession


Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to prepare for an economic downturn, tips to help you sleep on a plan like a pro, and affordable DIY kitchen upgrades that are totally worth it.

Top 5 Articles

9 Ways to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession — The economy has improved since the 2009 recession, but expansion can't last forever. Take these steps to prepare yourself for a future downturn. [Money Talks News]

12 Tips For Sleeping on a Plane Like a Pro — Bring an eye mask to block out light from the window or your neighbor's devices. Your body will think it's nighttime, even when it isn't. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Five DIY kitchen upgrades under $100 — For a kitchen with minimal counter space, a rolling kitchen cart may be the answer. [The Monitor]

Stock Up Your Kitchen for Healthier Eating — Tomato paste is versatile and rich in flavor. Use it as base for delicious soups, curries, and sauces. [Bargain Briana]

Giving > Receiving: How Giving & Being Thankful Can Increase Your Happiness — Charitable giving is obvious beneficial to the recipient, but it's a good thing for the giver, too! Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the importance of giving. [Experian]

Other Essential Reading

The Best Cleaning Schedule For The Time Challenged — It's possible to keep a clean home even when you don't have time to clean. For starters, you can establish a no-shoe indoors policy to minimize the dirt and debris that are trekked in. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]

5 Ways to Get What You Want in Your Relationship — Physical contact can often communicate more deeply than worlds. Try to sit together, hold hands, or just be close to one another. [Dumb Little Man]

4 Benefits Of Rising Early and How To Master Morning Wake-ups — Getting up earlier in the morning can make you more productive and creative. But don't try to make a huge change — take baby steps and allow your body to get used to the new rhythm. [Time Management Ninja]

How to ask for a reference that lands you your dream job — Unless your reference knows you really well and is an excellent communicator, you'll have to put in some work to get a stellar recommendation. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]

Are you micromanaging your mind? — If you don't trust your personal systems, you'll spend unnecessary mental attention to details and end up pulling yourself too thin. [Getting Things Done]

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