Weekend Toast 11/18

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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: increasing your morning productivity; lesson from the Titanic; your online shopping guide for the holidays; work life balance; your ultimate travel hack for the next year.



There’s so much information out there about how starting your day early makes you more productive.  However, its not just about waking up early.  It’s also about have a plan and making the most of the extra time.  Making Momentum discusses this in his post A Productive Day Starts the Night Before- Set Yourself Up for a Successful Morning.  The article describes how you need to prepare yourself for the next day, and ensure you get enough sleep to produce the best results.  Check it out and see if you agree, and what you would add to the routine!


The Cash Dad gives an example of the Titanic, and its disaster, and how we can learn from the mistakes made there, and apply it to our financial decision making.  He makes some great points, that I agree with, regarding mitigating risk, paying down debt, and creating a lifeline for yourself in case of emergencies.  See more at What can the Tragedy of the Titanic Teach Us About Money

The holidays are coming! SavingJoyfully has compiled a list of the best apps and websites to save you  money while shopping this season.  Check it out at BEST WEBSITES AND APPS TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING.  I personally plan to bookmark this page 🙂


Work life balance is such a big topic nowadays, affecting both men and women.  The Physician Philosopher talks about why he is considering going part time as a way to achieve this in his post Achieving Work Life Balance Through Part Time Work.  While this may not be a feasible choice for some, I think its an avenue to definitely consider if you are able to do it.  Doesn’t matter what anyone at work thinks.


The holidays are approaching! As are all the travel opportunities and time off for vacation that you’ve been looking forward to.  Dr McFrugal tells us about Southwest’s companion pass, for all you frequent, and budget friendly travelers.  Basically you just pay for your ticket, and your companion flies free (excluding taxes and fees) in the year you earn the pass and in the year after.  See how you can go about earning this pass in his post Easy Ways To Earn The Southwest Companion Pass in 2019 Through 2020.  So get to traveling my friends!

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