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The Weekend Toast series is a collection of recently published articles by other bloggers that I put together to share. Consider this your one-stop-shop for remaining up-to-date on being a badass.

So, grab your drink of choice, put your feet up and get ready to read!

This week: getting over the winter blues; what you should always negotiate; setting SMART goals; health over wealth; women bloggers; southwest companion pass for 2020



January is not just a time for the “winter blues” but also a fresh start to the new year and a time to figure out how to tackle any debt damage that may have done over the holidays. While it’s hard to pull yourself out of your seasonal mood, it’s important in order to start the year off on the right foot. Debt Discipline has just the blog post to help you get started. WINTER BLUES? TIPS TO GET ON TRACK IN THE NEW YEAR

I found this article by Jackie Beck to be interesting, on negotiating prices for different random life things that come up, including auto repairs and clothing! I know that you can bargain shop for many items when you travel abroad but never considered that it could be done in retail stores here. See if any of these “must negotiate for” items pertains to you! Happy Bargaining! 8 Things You Should Always Negotiate the Price of


At the start of the new year, everyone is setting goals. We are in a new decade, and of course, we want to improve upon and achieve the most we can. However, there’s a way to set goals and ensure that you achieve them, the SMART way. Passive Income MD shares his post on just this topic and addresses some questions you should be asking yourselves as well in relation to what you want to achieve. Sometimes these questions, and the answers you find within yourself, can help motivate far more than the goals themselves. See more at How To Set SMART Goals and Make Them Stick

For many, goals for the new year or new decade may include getting promoted, or making more money, or working harder to get recognized. None of these are bad goals to pursue. But Wealthy Nickel gives us a friendly reminder, that your health is more important than wealth, and you shouldn’t sacrifice one in pursuit of the other. See his post for more: Health is More Important Than Wealth – 3 Surprising Reasons Why

I always try to promote female empowerment and the idea of a strong independent woman on this blog. Tread Lightly Retire Early took it one step further and put together an entire list of bloggers and financial experts out there that female, plus podcasts and books written by women. The list is HUGE. If you need any inspiration at all, I recommend you check it out! Meet the Women of the Financial Independence Movement


If anyone has wondered about the Southwest companion pass, wonder no more. Here is your complete guide on how you can get it, and how it works! Southwest Airlines Companion Pass 2020 Complete Guide.

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