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Rushed or Impatient? You’ll Pay More for Purchases

by Jackie Beck

Sometimes it only takes a tiny bit of patience to score a deal. Much better than the alternative of paying way more than necessary!I’ll admit it: I am not a patient person. When I want to do something, go somewhere, or buy something, I want to do it NOW.

My family is used to this. Here’s a typical conversation:

Hey, want to go to the movies?
Sure, when?
Right now, let’s go! (And 10 minutes later we’re out the door.)

Then there’s the time I decided I wanted a little camera that could fit in my purse. My husband began researching options and prices. I asked him to forget it, because I was headed to Best Buy. (Where I did in fact buy a little camera.)

And you know what? There’s (literally) a price to doing things that way. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Emotions & Money on 01.26.15 with 2 comments.

Working With Passion

by Jackie Beck

Can you imagine how fulfilled you would be if you really threw yourself into your work with a passion?Here’s a quote from Ecclesiastes that’s got some major teeth:

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Can you imagine how fulfilled you would be if you really threw yourself into your work with a passion? (After all, isn’t passion what “all your might” is?)

And how money might be more likely to follow as a result of that? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Emotions & Money on 01.19.15 with no comments (yet!).

The One Category to Drop from Your Budget Like a Hot Potato

by Jackie Beck

Dropping this particular category from your budget can change things for the better!Ask folks creating a budget to list the categories they intend to use, and they’re almost certain to include one category that should NOT be on the list.

That category doesn’t usually even have a single name, despite the fact that it could eat up anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars each month.

So what is it? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Budgeting on 01.12.15 with 2 comments.

Are You Busy, or Are You Making Progress?

by Jackie Beck

It seems like there’s never enough time in the day to get stuff done. We all get busy. But the thing is if you’re constantly filling your day with tasks, are you busy, or are you making progress on your goals?

Here’s how to tell the difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Setting & Achieving Goals on 01.05.15 with 2 comments.

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