From Guacamole to Gas: Really Useful Websites

useful_websitesI often browse financial and consumer-related websites and have found that by clicking through these websites (and the additional info links that they offer), one comes across a lot of useful and/or fun websites. (A lot of silly/useless/ridiculous ones, too, but let's not waste time on those!)

Whether you're out of money, out of time, or out of gas, these websites can help you and even protect your privacy.

One big warning: remember that all advertising—on these sites or on others—only gives you the good side of the story and most ads attempt to get you to make impulse purchases. So, forget the ads on these sites and dig into the hard info.

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Time Travel: How About Retiring?

group_friendsWait a minute... You're young! Why should you think about retirement already?

Well, wouldn't you—at some point—like to be finished with work or school and do what you want, when you want, and have the money to do it?

Wouldn't you like to retire early?

Well, here's the cold, hard reality: If you don't have a financial plan for later in life, you may wake up one day and realize you don't have the money to maintain your lifestyle, much less have a better lifestyle.

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How to Keep That Vacation Feeling Forever!


Yes! Finally! After months of deadlines and a long list of tasks, stress and maybe even some sleepless nights, your vacation finally starts and you're FREE!

You have activated your automatic Out Of Office reply and, during your vacation, you are going to do absolutely nothing work- or school-related, and focus on renewing yourself with loads of positive energy.

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Becoming President of McBrain

How to train your brain and get things done.

By Marjolijn deBoer, Guest Columnist


McBrain
Let's start with a little bit of fantasy: imagine that your brain is a big company. We'll call it the McBrain Company. McBrain workers come in all types and do their individual best to fulfil their different tasks. As the proud president of this tremendous company, you are responsible for everything concerning your employees, especially their well-being. It's a huge responsibility, but you do it every day!

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