How to Defeat the Most Common Self-Fulfilling Fitness Prophecies

The answer might come from researcher Dr. Carol Dweck, pioneer of the concept of “growth” and “fixed” mindsets. People with a fixed mindset believe abilities and talents are immutable traits; you either have them or you don’t. They take negative feedback personally because they don’t differentiate between their performance and themselves. They avoid challenge and […]

How Erin Saved One Years’ Worth of Expenses, Quit Her Job, and Enjoys More Flexibility | Afford Anything

I would say do what’s right for you. Self-employment and even side hustling isn’t for everyone, so make sure you ask around and get a lot of insight from those who have been there and done that. While I’ve always been a very dedicated, motivated employee, there have been really tough days when I think […]

50 Small Businesses You Can Start on Your Own – The Simple Dollar

These are just some of the many side business opportunities that have grown more common in the past few years. However, there are many more out there already, in addition to some that are yet to be discovered. As you embark on your new side business or “side hustle,” remember that you are only limited […]

Keep a Fitness Journal to Prevent Excuses

Another trick is to think of yourself as a friend who’s asking for advice. Interestingly, people are great at seeing the rationalizations and lies of others, but are vulnerable to their own. By pretending that your situation is a friend’s instead, you’ll be more capable of defending yourself. via Keep a Fitness Journal to Prevent […]

Sign Up at irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You — Krebs on Security

To obtain a copy of your most recent tax transcript, the IRS requires the following information: The applicant’s name, date of birth, Social Security number and filing status. After that data is successfully supplied, the IRS uses a service from credit bureau Equifax that asks four KBA questions. Anyone who succeeds in supplying the correct […]

The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play : zen habits

We procrastinate when it comes to exercise, even when we know it’s good for us. Even when we know that we’ll feel better afterward. It sucks because it’s just another difficult chore that we’re adding to our already full days. And even when we have nothing to do, the lure of digital fun is much […]

Empty Decks and Misguided Frugality | Retire29

Expense reduction and optimization isn’t about avoiding the daily Starbucks or always flying out on a Tuesday. Those things help, for sure, but you need to look at expenses the same way you look at saving (a penny saved is a penny earned, right?). Most financial gurus, and me, advise people to “making saving automatic” […]

If You Want Become an Expert At Something, Teach it to Someone Else

You don’t necessarily need to get a job at a university, and depending on how eclectic the skill is, you might find trouble finding willing pupils. However, the internet is always a good place to start trying to teach, and if nothing else you can always practice to yourself. The important thing is that you […]