With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
7 costly mistakes to avoid before and after a car accident
Winter means nasty road conditions like ice, snow and potholes, all on top of general bad driving habits like texting and driving. A car is a huge investment no matter how you get one, so it’s important to protect it as such. Check out these costly mistakes to avoid before a car accident, and tips if you’ve already had one. (Fox Business)
25 travel destinations we can’t stop thinking about visiting
Caught the travel bug? You’re not alone! Whether you’re trying to beat the cold in your home or explore a new culture, this list of travel destinations will definitely feed your wanderlust. From classic tourist destinations like London and Athens to lesser-known vacation ideas, like Negombo in Sri Lanka and Botswana in southern Africa, this list will have you packing your bags. (Girlboss)
The most valuable career skills right now, according to HR experts
Securing a job is an ever-changing process that has evolved rapidly in the digital age. With these changes have also come changes in what it takes to get the job. Just a degree or work experience alone often isn’t enough to make you stand out. If you’re looking for a new job, make sure you have these career skills to get ahead. (Time Money)
The shutdown’s potential impact on taxes and more
As we head into week No. 3 of what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it’s important to know how the federal closure could affect you, if it hasn’t already. The government has already assuaged fears that early tax filers wouldn’t see their refunds, but other things like your mortgage could experience some hiccups. (Consumer Reports)
Whether you’re the newbie at work, the least superior in the room or just a shy person, speaking up can be a difficult task. But sounding off at work is important for your self-confidence, as well as your company’s operations. The idea brewing in your head could be your employer’s next big thing. Here are some tips for getting over the fear and letting your voice be heard. (Brit + Co)
Money is a tough conversation topic both to have with others — and sometimes with yourself. But it’s important to check in and be honest when you’re looking to improve your finances. These questions are designed to help you take a hard look in the mirror and figure out where you can be doing better, resulting eventually in an improved credit score. (Yahoo Finance)
10 self-employed women share what they do for work-life balance
Stress is so common in the United States, at this point it’s considered a normal aspect of the lives of working adults. Finding the right work-life balance can seem like a difficult choice between wanting to show your dedication to your job and needing time to take care of yourself. These 10 women shared their experiences to help inspire you to find the right work-life balance. (Bustle)
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