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.
File your taxes early this year
While the government shutdown continues, many Americans were excited to hear tax returns would still be processed even if the shutdown is still in effect when the filing process opens on Jan. 28. Still, this writer is advising you to file early and anticipate delays. (Lifehacker)
6 money moves to make if you’re worried about a recession
The market has been all over the place in the last year or so, and many fear we’re approaching another recession, just as some folks are just recovering from the last one. If you’re concerned about the economy, there are some steps you can take to secure your future. (Consumer Reports)
How to prioritize your savings in 2019
As we head into the second month of the year, it’s a good time to check in on your New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve fallen a little off track, fear not — there’s plenty of time to get back to your goal and improve your life. And if saving money is your plan, check out this guide. (Purewow)
All the ways you will be laid off in your life
Job security may be something you don’t think twice about or something that keeps you up every night. Either way, getting laid off is a lousy part of life that many people will experience at least once in their career. Companies handle layoffs differently depending on the situation, but here are some examples of what you might expect (and how to bounce back!) (Vice)
28 things everyone must keep in their car
Spoiler alert: McDonald’s receipts and CDs you’re never going to listen to are not on this list! You may already have the basics, but here are ideas you might not have thought of to help keep your car more organized and prepared for emergencies. (MoneyTalksNews)
Recent years have made Americans somewhat accustomed to government shutdowns, but historically they aren’t that common. If you’re wondering about how government shutdowns began, go 140 years back in time with this podcast to experience the first government shutdown. (NPR)
It can be incredibly difficult to find motivation to do anything when you get home from work. But changing up your routine has benefits, such as improving your mood and helping you find inner peace. Even if you already have a routine, like going to the gym or cooking dinner right when you get home, check out these tips for ideas to shake things up. (Brit + Co)
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