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Weekend Toast 10/25/20

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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: carrying cash; rental cashflows; women who make more money; continual professional development; pumpkin spice recipes!; therapy on a budget; stop feeling overwhelmed; travel and covid

Cheers! (and stay safe everyone)

Life

It’s officially fall. We all know what that means: pumpkin spice season. If you’re looking for some ways to create some pumpkin spice for yourself, check out these two recipes:

On that note, with Halloween around the corner, everyone is putting up their decorations, and hopefully getting into a little bit of the holiday spirit this fall. If you’re looking for some easy, budget-friendly ways to bring some Halloween cheer inside, check out this post by Keeping Up With The Bulls 8 TIPS TO SAVE MONEY ON HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS.

It has been a tough year for everyone, and it’s not changing any time soon. Hopefully, you’ve all found ways to cope and deal. For anyone still looking for some help and ideas on taking care of their mental health, check out this guest post on Femme Frugality, Therapy Options that Won’t Break the Bank

Ever feel overwhelmed? Want to know how to get out of that feeling and manage it properly? The Physician Philosopher has just the post: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Finance

In a world where everything is digital, we don’t even have to carry cash anymore. Wallet Squirrel still does though (and so do I sometimes, and especially in my travel wallets). As my Dad likes to say “cash is king”. See why cash may still be helpful: 7 Good Reasons I Still Carry Cash, Please Don’t Rob Me.

If you own rental property or are considering it, it pays to know how to maximize your income…literally. Semi-Retired MD helps you out by breaking down the different areas you can look at with the properties you currently own to help you increase your cash flows. If this applies to you, check it out: 7 Ways to Get MORE Cashflow Out of Your Rental Business…Without Buying More Properties

Career

Are you in a relationship (as a woman) and you make more than your significant other (a man)? More women are breadwinners and fewer are stay at home moms than before. Unfortunately, this can become an issue in a relationship, especially if there is a female>male pay discrepancy. Money Under 30 talks about this topic and how to address if it is an issue with the person you’re dating. When Women Earn More Than Men—Do Men Care? (and might I add, this is a super important conversation to have).

I feel there are two types of career folks out there: those that get their job and they’re done, and those that reach their goals and then continuously make new ones to strive for. In the latter, continuous professional development can have a lot of advantages, not just for personal growth, but also financially. Women Who Money outline all of this in their post How Continual Professional Development Benefits You and Your Finances

Travel

With the holidays coming up, some of us wondering if we should take that vacation (some places are accepting US citizens now!), or even just go home to see the family. The Wise Traveller has some feedback and thoughts to share. Should you travel long haul during Covid-19?

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