Productivity

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5 Simple Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Credit

5 Simple Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Credit

Spring is in the air.

It’s beautiful out, so obviously the first thing you want to do is step outside think about your credit! Right?

Maybe not, but it’s a great time to do a quick spring cleaning.

You’re already spring cleaning “everything else”, why not clean up the thing that you buy “everything else” with. I’m joking, of course. I know you don’t buy everything with credit cards.

​Or at least, if you do, you pay them off every month…don’t you? Sure you do!​

Here are some simple and​, most importantly,​ ​​free​​ steps to cleaning up your credit…

8 Books That Seriously Changed My Life and My Finances

8 Books That Seriously Changed My Life and My Finances

You know the books that are hard to put down.

I mean…you know you should probably be working on a project or doing some household chores, but…the book is just so good.

And you will just read one more page…okay, maybe one more.

Before you know it, you’ve finished the book…in one sitting.

It’s happened to me. Actually, it happens all the time.

With other books, you will find that once you put it down, it’s hard to pick it back up again.

What makes the difference? What makes a great book…great?

Are You Taking Financial Advice From the Wrong People?

Are You Taking Financial Advice From the Wrong People?

Handling money. Getting out of debt. Credit cards. Buying a house.

We learn all about it in school, right? Not so much.

Personal finance is a topic often forgotten in our school systems.

Why is that? Government conspiracy, perhaps? Not enough time in the day?

Honestly, it doesn’t matter and you can’t change what you weren’t taught, but you are fully capable of changing what you teach yourself and who you listen to.

That’s what this is about…who you listen to…

Killing Time: How to Destroy Your Productivity [Infographic]

Killing Time: How to Destroy Your Productivity [Infographic]

This is a great infographic that explains the things that are stealing your time and your productivity.

Here are some of the things that could be killing your productivity:

  • Your email
  • Your desk
  • Multitasking
  • Other people
  • Impossible to-do lists

What can you do to fix it? Read on…

Why the Things You “Used to” Do Are Stealing Your Productivity Today

Why the Things You “Used to” Do Are Stealing Your Productivity Today

Do you remember the things “you used” to be able to do?

What about the things you “used to” have?

This applies to your finances, but it also applies to almost every other area of your life.

So let’s get to the point.

Stop talking about the past and start living in today. How often do we hear things like this…

Increase Your Productivity: 10 Question Mini-Interview With the Productive Superdad:  Timo Kiander

Increase Your Productivity: 10 Question Mini-Interview With the Productive Superdad: Timo Kiander

Do you want to be more productive?

Do you want to make the most out of the time you are given everyday?

I know I do. I am always looking for ways to become more productive.

What about productivity in your finances?

It’s productivity week here at MoneyMiniBlog and I was fortunate enough to be able to interview the Productive Superdad himself: Timo Kiander.

Let’s see what he can teach us. Here is the interview…

33 Quick Ideas to Spend Your Tax Refund Productively

33 Quick Ideas to Spend Your Tax Refund Productively

It’s tax refund time again!

You have been waiting for it, now you have it, and you want to use it to get closer to your goals instead of blowing it. How responsible of you!

If you don’t plan how you will spend it, then it will just slowly disappear in your account, right? Well, if you have a budget, that shouldn’t happen, but you definitely need a plan for that money.

Before you get to the 33 ideas, here is another perspective…