Money Roundup: How Money CAN Buy Happiness, the Surprising Cost of Ambition, and More

Friday, March 9th, 2012

So many great personal finance articles, so little time.  Don’t worry, I read them all (well, a lot of them) and here are 10 from the past week that I recommend reading.

Why Money Really Can Buy Happiness (US News).  A new book looks at which uses of money pay the best happiness dividends.

7 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating (Time).  The distractions have never been greater.  Here’s how to stay focused.

Kim Kardashian, the Donald Trump Bible for Money Advice (USA TODAY).  In our celebrity culture, even timeless truths can be a tough sell.

Will Mobile Wallets Lead to Bigger Spending? (Smart Money).  There’s lots of research showing that the more abstract the payment method, the more we spend.  However, I believe if you follow these four rules, you’ll spend smart no matter how you pay.

Rental Nation: How Everything Can Be Borrowed (Main Street).  Why fill your garage and basement with stuff you seldom use?  These days, just about anything can be rented.

And from the blogosphere…

The Cost of Being an Overachiever (Get Rich Slowly).  Why ambition isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

3 Productivity Apps to Help You Get More Done (The Jenny Pincher).  How to squeeze a little more out of each day with your iPhone.

Job Search 2.0 – Creating a Digital and Video Resume (Cash Money Life).  How to bring your job search into the 21st century.

Emergency Alert: How to Be Prepared for a Storm (Good Financial Cents).  There’s nothing like a serious storm to remind us of the importance of being prepared.  My family’s direct experience with a bad storm a couple of years ago led me to reevaluate our homeowner’s insurance.

How to Host a Clothing Swap Party – Rules and Ideas (Money Crashers).  I’ve heard nothing but good things about this money-saving idea.  Here’s your clothing swap how-to guide.

Got a question or a response to any of the above?  Be sure to leave a comment.

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Categories: Faith & Finances, Smart Spending

One Response to “Money Roundup: How Money CAN Buy Happiness, the Surprising Cost of Ambition, and More”

  1. JoeTaxpayer says:

    People prefer the Donald if only because when asked WWJD, the response would never be “to set up multiple LLCs, borrow tons of cash, and strategically bankrupt each to steal from the banks and bondholders but walk away rich.”
    I have more respect for the celebs that are mocked than the Donald.

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