Must Read: 6 Products That Will See The Biggest Black Friday Discounts, The One Travel Hack That Could Save You Thousands

Christina Biagioli
November 15, 2019

These are the must read stories in personal finance this week.

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Cooking Your Own Food To Save Money

Doesn’t this title bring a smile to your face? Who doesn’t love pushing a button and having food delivered straight to their door? Often we hear how cooking your own food can save you tons of money, and it’s possible that in some instances it does, but in many, there are pros and cons. In this article Sam from Financial Samurai describes his reasoning why we could all benefit from having someone else cooking our food (whether through takeout, delivery, etc.) and the effect it would have on our lives. (Financial Samurai)

From Novelty To Necessity: The Growing Tiny Home Movement

Maybe you saw it on the news, maybe you watched a show about it on a home design network, whatever the case, tiny homes are a huge trend right now. It’s expected that by 2022, the tiny home industry will grow to become a $5.2 billion market. “Why is this?” you may ask. With economic pressure growing and recent generations’ desire to downsize and keep finances as balanced as possible, it only makes sense that this sort of housing solution rose to popularity. This is what’s going on in tiny homes now. (Visual Capitalist)

How I Saved $24,227 With Travel Hacking In 2019

Travel is fun, exciting, and … expensive! So when you hear that someone saved over $24,000 on travel alone, part of you might think “wow, that is a lot of travel” while another part of you might say “oh, that’s just a few trips.” Either way, the statistic is significant! Read on to learn more. (A Purple Life)

7 Times You’re Better Off Spending Than Saving

We’ve all heard about how saving money is a good thing (in fact, we love it – you know this), but have you ever been faced with a moment in which spending money has been the better option? We’re not talking about when you need groceries or when you see that pair of shoes you need to have, either. Sometimes, spending money instead of foregoing a purchase can help your health, finances, and overall quality of life. (Business Insider)

6 Products That Will See The Biggest Black Friday Discounts

Ah yes, Black Friday. That time of the year when everyone is on edge, trying to find the best deals possible for all the presents they need to buy for the upcoming holidays. It can get kind of crazy, and often deals are spread out these days between Thanksgiving and the new year, but the spirit of Black Friday persists. Regardless, there are certain products that are worth looking into for the steepest deals you’ll likely see all year. (US News)

How To Budget For A Family Vacation

Preparing for a family vacation is filled with challenges. Where will you go? What will you do? Perhaps most importantly, how much will it all cost? With a list of questions in hand, you might feel overwhelmed at the thought of planning an entire trip for your family. These tips serve to help you evaluate cost, options, and whether or not timeshares are for you. (Freedom Sprout)

How To Stop Avoiding Challenges And Get Everything You Want In Life

Nietzsche often discussed the concept of nihilism in his work, which is the belief that life is meaningless; however, while some consider this a negative outlook, Nietzsche argues that nihilism can be divided into two branches: one where you withdraw from challenge and activity because there’s no meaning to what you’re doing, and another where you overcome this because it increases your inner energy or your “will to power.” Here’s how to overcome this feeling. (Thrive Global)

Feature Illustration: Laura Caseley For The Money Manual