Best Money Tips: Productivity Hacks Backed by Science

By Amy Lu on 22 December 2014 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on productivity hacks backed by science, simple tricks to revive everyday items, and tips for last-minute holiday shopping.

Top 5 Articles

6 Productivity Hacks Backed by Science — Looking at cute animals stirs our caregiver impulses, which carries over into our work to make us more careful and attentive. [Money Mini Blog]

Give 14 Everyday Items a Second Life With These Simple Tricks — Has your gel eyeliner dried out? Simply add eye drops for instant revival! [PopSugar Smart Living]

Still Shopping for Christmas? 10 Last-Minute Money-Saving Tips — Set a time limit on your shopping. It'll keep you from lingering in the store and picking up unnecessary items. [Money Talks News]

How to Audit Your Life for Potentially Money-Draining Relationships and Behaviors — If you constantly feel obligated to spend money in a relationship and you resent it afterwards, you should probably reassess the relationship. [ReadyForZero]

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord — If there's a show that you just have to watch, it's probably cheaper to buy each episode than to pay for a cable subscription. [The Simple Dollar]

Other Essential Reading

The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others — See what others can do allows us to expand what we imagine for ourselves — we just need to be mindful of the motivation behind our comparisons. [Mark's Daily Apple]

The Beginner's Guide to Salary Negotiation — Research the starting salaries of those who work in your field, in your geographical region. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics can help with that! [Smarty Cents]

5 Things to Ask Your New Financial Advisor — When you meet with a potential financial advisor, ask them what type of clients they serve and what kind of services they provide. You want to make sure that they'll be a good fit for you and your needs. [Modest Money]

6 Ways to Watch Movies for Free — RedBox rentals are cheap enough, but they can be free if you have a coupon code. [Save the Bills]

4 Books from Margaret Wise Brown to Add to Your Child's CollectionGoodnight Moon is a bedtime classic, but don’t stop there! Check out these other books by author Margaret Wise Brown, including Noon Balloon and Jingle Paws. [Parenting Squad]

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