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.
When is a ‘small’ purchase still not worth it?
Saving money takes a lot of different forms, but often people will only cut back on bigger expenses. On the flip side, it’s not news that the small purchases like coffee or lunch add up quicker than most budgeters realize. Check out this guide for navigating which small purchases you can really ditch and which ones you shouldn’t feel guilty about. (Lifehacker)
Working with recruiters *can* help you if you do it right
Some job-seekers may be familiar with LinkedIn recruiters sliding into their inboxes with “the best” opportunity that they are “perfect” for. With messages like these, it’s easy to fall into a job that seems great at first but quickly sours on you. Read this guide for how to work with recruiters in a more productive way and get the right job for you. (Girlboss)
Here are some steps to take when your paycheck is stopped
If you’re one of the thousands of government employees furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown, your finances could be in jeopardy. Hopefully the shutdown won’t last much longer, but here are some important steps to take while money is tight. (Washington Post)
8 small, realistic ways to save money during the workweek
Many articles offering financial advice fail to keep their tips grounded in reality. The truth is, sometimes you can’t afford to save in the ways they advise. These tips try to mediate that by offering solutions that just about anyone can do — you might be doing some of them already! (My Domaine)
7 fitness trends set to explode this year
If you’re already struggling to keep up with a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, perhaps you should try a new routine. Experts have predicted these fitness trends will take off in 2019. While popularity doesn’t equal success, it might motivate you to join a session all your friends are attending. (Bustle)
24 ideas for your next small business in 2019
Thinking about being your own boss? According to this report, over 20 million Americans own their own businesses. If you want to run the show but aren’t sure where to start, check out this list for some inspiration. (The Street)
How to make an initiative and follow through
Having an idea is great, but it’s not enough if you don’t act on it. If you second-guess yourself or wait too long, then someone else will soon enough have the same idea, and you’ll be left saying, “That could have been me.” Get motivated to make moves with this guide for taking the initiative. (The Everygirl)
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