Routines

9 Tactics for Figuring Out If You Really Need a Tempting Purchase
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It’s a pretty familiar feeling for everyone at some time or another in their life. You’re doing some household chore and you realize that having some particular item would make this task more convenient, so you add that item to your shopping list. Or, maybe, you’re at the store and you see something that is […]

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How we create effective meeting agendas at IWT
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When you look at someone who’s a master at their craft, you’ll notice that they’ve always built routines for the ordinary parts of life, so they can focus on what they’re best at. This is why President Obama wears the same suit every day and Gary Vaynerchuk calls his family in the car on the way […]

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The Dirty Dozen: My 12 Biggest Financial Mistakes of the Last 10 Years and How I Wish I Had Done Things Differently
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When I write about my own personal finance experiences, it’s easy to report on the things I did well. Writing about the good moves makes a lot of sense, after all. Those are the moves that resulted in a clear-cut personal finance gain without a lot of sacrifice, and those are the moves that really […]

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Putting the Checklist Manifesto to Work for Better Financial and Personal Habits
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Several years ago, I read a wonderful book called The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. I thought highly enough of the book after reading it that I wrote an article about it for The Simple Dollar, but what I didn’t realize at the time was that this book would subtly stick in my head like […]

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14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work
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Have you ever jumped through hoops to save money, only to find you paid more – or, wasted a bunch of time? Maybe you misread the terms on a coupon, signed up for a fake or deceptive promotion, or just made a poor decision. Either way, it’s frustrating when you discover your money-saving efforts weren’t […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 28): Handling the Long Valley
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we took a deep look at tactics that a person might use when handling a personal crisis. Things like a death in the family, a car […]

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Inspiration from Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, Blaise Pascal, and More
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Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. An icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean From the description: 10 hours video of Arctic ambience with frozen ocean, ice cracking, snow […]

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Taking a Hard Look at Your Future Self
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One of the most powerful concepts I’ve ever come across in my years of studying and thinking about personal finance issues is the concept of the “future self.” “Future self” is pretty much exactly what you think it is: It’s you at some point in the future. It’s not an optimistic version of your future […]

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Questions About Furnaces, Focusing, Estate Planning, Watercooler Talk, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Buy it for life: jeans 2. Water bottle for life 3. Shopping around for a furnace 4. Getting “in the zone” 5. Thoughts […]

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The Magic of Hedonic Adaptation
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If you’re wondering what on Earth “hedonic adaptation” is, keep reading. It’s a fancy term for something that’s actually pretty straightforward. The other day, I happened to find myself at a Whole Foods. Now, I don’t have anything whatsoever against Whole Foods. I think they sell a ton of good products there. Having said that, […]

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Tech Tuesday: Nod App is a Digital Sleep Baby Coach
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But, technology marches on! I recently learned about Mimo wearable baby monitor teaming up to feed the Nod Digital Sleep Coach app. Having studied thousands of baby sleep patterns, the Nod app can provide parents with more personalized sleep coaching, almost like having a baby sleep expert in your own home (but for a lot […]

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