Planning is important, but sometimes we get so caught up in organizing a plan to reach our goals and get stuff done that we procrastinate reaching our goals and getting stuff done. To avoid this habit, author Neil Hughes suggests the 10% rule of thumb for creating systems.
The IRS’ Free File program allows you to file your taxes for free and, if you earn less than $64,000 a year, they have free software to walk you through the process. Of course, there are similar third-party services, like TurboTax, that offer free tax filing, too. Credit Karma is the latest to join the mix.
The new Presidential administration will soon dissect the Dodd-Frank Act, a group of regulations the Obama administration developed in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Some political analysts expect them to disband the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). So what exactly is it, and what does it do for…
If you’ve ever felt like a completely dull person, take solace in this idea the School of Life presents: you’re not boring, you’re probably just guarded. In this video, they explain how to come across as less boring in conversations.
Web/iOS: Travel planning typically includes a lot of research. When you’re planning a trip with stops in different cities, the research can be even more time-consuming. Eightydays can help.
Some subscription services are worth it (you can pry Netflix from my cold, dead hands) but for this month’s money challenge, we challenged you to save money by ditching the subscriptions you don’t use or need. To help you, here are a few ways to get the perks of some popular subscription services, like gym memberships…
If you have old instant camera photos lying around, here’s a fun way to repurpose them. In the above video, photographer Matt Day shows you how to do an emulsion lift so you can transfer those photos to paper for a vintage, distressed look.
Since the election, a lot of people have turned to activism as a productive outlet for their outrage. Outrage can be overwhelming, though: you often feel like opting out just to keep from losing your mind. Focus your attention on one or two issues to keep this from happening.
Android/iOS: Not everyone is a fan of voicemail. Some consider it a useless annoyance and prefer to text or email instead. If you’re in that camp, No More Voicemail will keep callers from leaving you a voicemail by taking away the option altogether.
When you’re traveling, it’s a bummer being groggy and tired when you reach your destination. To help avoid jet lag during your next big trip, schedule your meals around your destination time zone before you actually arrive.
It’s not news that companies mine and sell your data, but the ins and outs of how it works aren’t always clear. The Federal Trade Commission recently published a report that explains how it works in a little more detail.
Consumers go out of their way to look for deals and cut costs, but when it comes to home buying, we often assume it’s a smart purchase without looking at the extra costs. Those costs can add up to tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. Use a mortgage calculator that crunches these numbers.
No one wants to spend $15 on a sandwich, but when you’re hungry and want something more than a tiny bag of pretzels, you surrender to expensive airport food. If you’re in a rush, Grab is a free app that pre-orders this food for you so you don’t have to worry about a missed flight.
Stats show that consumers want to support companies that support social and environmental issues. If you want to invest in socially responsible companies, too, Business Insider points to a handful of index funds that can help you get started.
Let’s say you break your watch or some other item or device. You check your warranty, and bummer: it’s expired. If you’re planning to buy a replacement, try asking the company for a discount.
It’s Super Bowl weekend, which means snacks, beer and, of course, football. If you don’t have cable and you want to stream the game on you might be wondering how to stream the game. Not to worry—we’ve got you covered.
Walking is a great way to explore a new city because you can get up close and personal. On the other hand, driving lets you explore spots that are out of reach by foot. If you want a happy medium between those two options, look into bike tours.
When you collaborate, it’s nice if everyone on your team gets along, but there’s a problem with agreeing on everything: no new ideas. This is also called “groupthink”. To avoid it, don’t be afraid to disagree.