Best Money Tips: The Enemies of Productivity

By Amy Lu on 15 October 2014 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some terrific articles about the enemies of productivity, smart ways to stick to habits, and saving up for big purchases.

Top 5 Articles

7 Enemies of Productivity — Not having a plan makes it easier to forget the important things that you need to do. [Ready To Be Rich]

The Smart Way to Stick to Habits — Set a daily activity as the trigger for your new habit. [Zen Habits]

How the Car We Never Bought Changed My Life — Carrie saved $30,000 for a minivan, but when her family's situation changed, she was able to put the cash to better use: a home across the country. Read her tips for saving for a big purchase. [Women & Co.]

Too Busy to Cook? 4 Time and Money Saving Solutions — Keep lots of fruits and veggies on hand to use as easy sides and salads. [Cult of Money]

7 Tips to Make It Easier to Have Healthy Eating Habits — Serve the main course from the stove or counter so that it's less convenient to get seconds. [The Happiness Project]

Other Essential Reading

These Smart Home Improvements Will Help You Yield the Best Returns at Resale — Building a wood deck addition will cost about $9,539, but you'll recoup around 87.4% when you sell the house. [PT Money]

9 Jobs For People Who Hate Small Talk — People who don't enjoy office chitchat may do well as a archivist. Archivists spend a lot of time working alone — appraising important records, collections, and documents that are worth preserving. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Why I Paid for Household Emergency on a Card and You Probably Shouldn’t — Putting a household emergency on your credit card can make sense if you don't have an emergency fund, you have monthly positive cash flow, and you can pay off your credit balance every month. [The Money Principle]

14 Cool Job Ideas for Kids of All Ages — Young kids can earn some cash by selling their old or unwanted toys at a garage sales. [SuperMoney]

10 Children's Books That My Child Won't Let Me Put Down — Your kids will laugh and learn about geography with Laurie Keller's "The Scrambled States of America." [Parenting Squad]

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