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When You Earn Extra Money, Don't Save It All When You Earn Extra Money, Don't Save It All

I took two weeks off—two weeks, in a row—this month.

How to Use Up a Product You're Totally Sick Of How to Use Up a Product You're Totally Sick Of

We all know the advice to “eat what’s already in your pantry,” but we also know the reality: we eat our favorite stuff first and leave the rest of the food in there until we’re faced with the option of either A) eating twelve cans of beans in a row or B) buying more groceries.

How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers

Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowded detention cells, and preventing refugees from accessing basic…

Buying a Fixer-Upper Home Probably Won't Save You Money Buying a Fixer-Upper Home Probably Won't Save You Money

If you’ve been thinking about buying a fixer-upper because you want to “save money,” be careful.

Why Leaving Work Undone Can Make You a Better Employee Why Leaving Work Undone Can Make You a Better Employee

How do you know whether you’re getting the right things done at work? You might want to ask yourself what you’re leaving undone.

How to Write a Professional Twitter Bio How to Write a Professional Twitter Bio

Should your Twitter account reflect your personal life, or your professional expertise? Arguably, the answer is “both”—but it isn’t always easy to figure out how to balance the two identities.

How to Figure Out When Your Freelance Workday Is Over How to Figure Out When Your Freelance Workday Is Over

If your workload is only limited by the number of hours you are willing to put in, how do you decide when you’ve worked “enough”?

Carry Your Trip Insurance Info When You Travel Carry Your Trip Insurance Info When You Travel

One of the main reasons I got an airline credit card was because it came with multiple forms of travel insurance.

If You Want to Build New Habits, Build Fewer Habits If You Want to Build New Habits, Build Fewer Habits

The more habits you try to create, the harder it is to keep them all going.

Don't Let the Online Retirement Calculators Scare You Away From Investing Don't Let the Online Retirement Calculators Scare You Away From Investing

I remember exactly where I was when I realized how long it would take to save up a year’s worth of income.

Fake Meat Smackdown: Impossible Burger vs. Beyond Burger Fake Meat Smackdown: Impossible Burger vs. Beyond Burger

I have eaten a lot of veggie burgers in my day.

Where to Shop This Memorial Day Weekend Where to Shop This Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t just buy another tech thing this Memorial Day weekend. Go get yourself a replica of Aladdin’s Magic Carpet for $29.99.

How to Manage Game Day Anxiety How to Manage Game Day Anxiety

Whether you’re playing a sport, preparing a speech, or getting ready to sing in front of an audience, it’s nearly impossible to control the pre-game jitters.

Don't Let Boredom Get in the Way of Your Goals Don't Let Boredom Get in the Way of Your Goals

We all know how exciting it is to start a new habit. Today we’re going to be the type of person who wakes up early! Packs their lunch before work! Goes to the gym!

You Don't Need All the Qualifications Listed in a Job Posting You Don't Need All the Qualifications Listed in a Job Posting

If you’re job hunting and you find a potential job where you only meet some of the requirements, go ahead and apply. Worst-case scenario, you don’t get the job. Best-scenario, you get hired—and find yourself in a position where you can grow.

Plan to Retire Even If You Don't Plan to Retire Plan to Retire Even If You Don't Plan to Retire

If you’re one of the people who has decided to solve the retirement problem by “working for as long as possible,” it’s time to ask yourself what might happen if your working days end sooner than anticipated.

Want to Be Happier? Live Closer to the Stuff You Want to Do Want to Be Happier? Live Closer to the Stuff You Want to Do

The next time you’re apartment or house hunting, don’t start by looking for the perfect building or home. Instead, look for the places where you’d like to spend your time—gyms, libraries, restaurants, and so on—and pick a home as close to those amenities as possible.

How to Level Up Your Freelance Income This Year How to Level Up Your Freelance Income This Year

If you want to earn more money as a freelancer, here are the steps I suggest you take.

Stop Feeling Bad If You're Not Saving Every Penny to Buy a Home Stop Feeling Bad If You're Not Saving Every Penny to Buy a Home

If you feel a little behind on your homeownership goals—or if you’re wondering whether homeownership should even be one of your goals—don’t worry. First, you’re not alone. Second, it’s harder to save up for a home than it’s been in a long time.

Try Making Small Tweaks Before Big Life Changes Try Making Small Tweaks Before Big Life Changes

If you’re not happy with your life, is it better to make a small tweak or a big change?

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