Finance and Productivity Infographics

Buying a Used Car? Here’s a 27 Point Checklist to Help You Make an Informed Decision

Purchasing a used car is an exciting experience. Buying the right set of wheels can lead to miles of happy memories.

However, buying the wrong car can cost you thousands of dollars overnight.

With 40 million used vehicles sold each year, the odds of coming across a lemon are higher than you think.

Many used vehicles have hidden problems, not easily spotted during an initial inspection. Other issues can appear after purchasing the vehicle.

Bottom line…


Financial Statistics That’ll Shock You [Infographic]

So we just got back from vacation and we completely failed…in a good way!

I’m sure you’re wondering what the means and what that has to do with this infographic.

You’re in luck, because I’m going to tell you!


10 Credit Myths Busted [Infographic]

Credit is a funny thing. Especially when you start talking to other people.

Some people have all the answers on how to improve your credit, but are they accurate?

Just because something seemed to work for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you, but there are some standards that you (and anyone else) can meet to ensure your credit score will continue to rise.

Before you get into raising your credit score and cleaning your credit, you’ll want to look at these credit myths.

There’s no reason to waste time on things that won’t help you…


20 Productivity Apps to Keep You Organized [Infographic]

When it comes to business-based apps for your phone or computer, productivity apps rule the roost.

In fact, there are so many out there that it can be unproductive to spend hours trying to find the best one(s).

But don’t you worry! Here are 20 of the top productivity apps in one quick graphic…


10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

There’s something special about the morning hours and that’s why you’ll often find successful people taking advantage of those hours.

These routines are very different from each other, which goes to show that there’s no “right” answer on how you should conduct your morning ritual. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but you can get some ideas for your own ritual.

You’re not going to stick with a ritual you don’t like, so add the stuff you like and leave out the stuff you don’t like.

Also, these entrepreneurs are successful, but that doesn’t mean they have everything figured out. Simon Cowell hits the snooze button, which continues to be shown as having a negative affect on your energy. Again, just because some successful person does it, that doesn’t make it right, but we can learn from them both positively and negatively…


14 Ways to Maximize Your Car’s Value Before Selling [Infographic]

Selling your car isn’t fun, but it can earn you some cash towards your next car.

Ideally, you would be able to buy another used car with cash, but even if you have to finance, as long as you have a good credit score, financing isn’t the end of the world.

The money you earn by selling your current car could be a great down payment on your next car and this infographic is going to show you how to get the most value out the car you’re selling now…


8 CEOs Who Made Their Fortune Before They Were 30 [Infographic]

It may seem unrealistic to think about becoming a multi-millionaire before your 30th birthday, but think about all the people who did it. It’s not some crazy story about a guy working hard for 10 years on one project before it finally took off.

These are stories like David Karp, who started Tumbler and had close to 100,000 users within a couple weeks. He then sold it for a few million a year after he started the website, while he was still living at home with mommy. I think he could probably afford to move out after that.

Or what about Michelle Phan, who has the ultimate blogger success story and now she’s worth a few million.

I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is possible…


Break Room Hacks to Maximize Your Productivity at Work [Infographic]

How often do you read about productivity and improving your efficiency? Since your here, I can only assume that you read about it pretty frequently, but where are you applying what your learning? Are you applying it to your job? Your side hustle? Your personal life?

What about the break room at work?

So how do you have a productive break? Well first off, no I’m not talking about cramming productivity book reading into a 5 minute break. That’s not a break, that’s just stressful. We have to remember the purpose of a break and how to make them as effective as possible. Let’s take a look at this informative, fun and well…pretty infographic (it is quite beautiful isn’t it?)…


12 of the Most Bizarre Tax Deductions Ever [Infographic]

Tax deductions can be weird in the first place, because it’s all too common for people to “stretch the truth” about what they actually used for their business and what they are just claiming to reduce their tax bill.

This goes beyond the usual meals, vehicles and tools that are often deducted and ventures into the world of deer meat, body oil and cat food.

If that sounds weird to you, well that’s only because it is, but hey, if it works go for it.

You may even get some new ideas for things to deduct from your taxes this year or next.

Here are 12 bizarre tax deductions with the explanations…


10 Financial Lessons Warren Buffett Can Teach Us [Infographic]

Warren Buffett is constantly in competition for the richest person in the world #1 spot.

And he is self made. That’s probably my favorite thing about him. He made his money through investing just like almost everyone else.

The difference is that he is really good at it. Which is why Berkshire Hathaway usually maintains about a 19% annual return. If you don’t own any shares, you should consider it, but you’ll probably want to go for their BRK-B stock since BRK-A trades for well over $200,000/share.

Before we check out the 10 lessons in the graphic, there are a few things that stand out…


The Single Man’s Finances [Infographic]

I found a really interesting infographic about entrepreneurship, but it seemed sexist, so I posted an infographic about the single man’s finances. Because that makes sense.

In all seriousness, I don’t find this one to be sexist. It’s an interesting comparison between men and women’s spending habits.

Over half the adults in the United States are married, but what about the other half?

This is a look into the finances of the single man. It’s also a look into the finances of the single woman. As much as people think women are known to be shoppers (you discriminators, you!), it turns out that men actually spend more than women on almost everything.

You’ll see what I mean below…


Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People [Infographic]

From Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, there are some common traits in the habits of the richest people in the world.

And I’m not talking about the habit of inheriting a lot of money.

That seems to be one of the main reasons people think they can’t become wealthy. They think that the rich come from rich families and they never had to work for anything in their life.

Not true. At all. In fact, most of the richest people either work or have worked harder than any of us and that’s exactly why they are where they are.

As you’re about to see, 68% of the 400 Americans on the Forbes 2013 “billionaires list” are considered “self-made” billionaires. Meaning they built, rather than inherited their fortune.

That doesn’t really tie in to the belief that the rich didn’t work for their money. Of course, as we all know, the point is to make your money work for you, but sometimes that takes work in itself!

Let’s see what we can learn from the habits of the wealthiest people in the world…


Merry Christmas! Christmas Around the World [Infographic]

Merry Christmas!

This is my favorite time of the year, as it is for many of you.

Today, I figured I would lighten the mood a little bit.

We’ll get back to improving our finances and productivity tomorrow, but for today, it’s a time to relax, appreciate and enjoy everything we are blessed with.

Spend time with your family. Get stuffed with Christmas dinner. Give freely and enjoy this interesting infographic…


6 Productivity Hacks Backed By Science [Infographic]

“I believe in science.” -Esqueleto, Nacho Libre

I’m all about science-backed productivity.

From how habits are formed to the time of day we are most productive, I think science plays a huge role in helping us become more productive.

That’s exactly why I think it’s important to see some actual studies and how they pertain to your productivity…


How to Take Back Your Mornings [Infographic]

Mornings are my favorite time of the day.

I can get more done in the first 2 hours of the morning than I can in the next 8 hours of the workday.

Since I’ll be publishing an article tomorrow on successful mornings (I’ll even be sharing my morning ritual), I thought it would be appropriate to share this awesome infographic today.

Let’s quickly go over a few key things to morning time…


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