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These are the must read stories in personal finance this week.
I Went From Making 6 Figures To Less Than $25k Per Year
The author of this post was making a six-figure salary for over two years as the assistant to a financial broker. She had her degree in theater, and with the intention of pursuing her acting goals, she left the comforts of her cushy job in a well-paying industry for a life of auditions and juggling multiple side hustles. Here’s how she did it, along with her accompanying feelings. (Financial Diet)
11 to-Dos To Be Successful And Earn More – There’s Even A Checklist
One thing’s for sure about working to earn more money: it’s a challenge. The good news is that it’s attainable. As this post suggests, success is not linear, and there are bumps in the road along the way to whatever your definition of success may be, but there will also be high points. Here are some tips from a pro who has worked through the process and has come out happily on the other end. (Her Money Mind)
How Habit Boredom Makes You Abandon Your Goals
Have you ever started a new habit with the intention of keeping it for the long term? But then … the routine sets in … and you’re not feeling it anymore. You’re not bringing lunch to work this week after several weeks without a setback. You’ve hit the snooze button on your alarm, and you forgo the morning gym routine. Whatever it is, there are ways to keep yourself accountable to the point where the habit sticks and you’re locked in. (Wise Bread)
Seven Reasons Why You Haven’t Got Your Act Together
We all want something: a job, a “better” physique, a relationship, the list goes on … but what are we doing to get to that goal? People don’t change overnight. Everyone wants to be an exception to reaching their aspirations. This is why we’re not where we’d like to be and how we can get there. (Thrive Global)
Frugal Eco-Friendly Hacks: IRL Edition
The Zero Waste Movement is a modern concept in which its participants strive to reduce their trash output until it whittles down to having no waste at all. It sounds like an unattainable goal as there are so many items that we use daily that come in plastic and non-recyclable containers, but there are people out there who have done it! Even if you’re not into reducing your footprint completely but you want to be kinder to the planet, these are some suggestions that will allow you to lead a cleaner lifestyle. (Tis But a Moment)
Why Your Rent Is So High
The rent is too darn high! We’re only humans, trying to make it one day at a time through this crazy thing called life. Why can’t they just let us live?! It turns out that there are multiple factors at play here, and a lot of them are out of our control. (HuffPost)
How To Avoid Baggage Fees
In infuriating news, American baggage fees brought in $1.3 billion in the first quarter of this year alone. All of a sudden we’re paying for something that used to be our basic right as an airline customer, and companies are making more money than many businesses make in a year in a fraction of the time solely from this fee. You know what this means … we must find loopholes! (US News)
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