Weekend Toast 7/19/20

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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: frugal and eco-friendly; stock market crashes; encouragement; workplace happiness; relieving stress and self-care; moving tips and ideas of where to go; stop being taken advantage of!

Cheers! (and stay safe everyone)


Want to save money and help save the planet? A Dime Saved has the post for you. 7 Ways to be Frugal and Eco-friendly. It’s not a super recent post, however, it is still super relevant. Check it out and see if you can incorporate some of these into your daily life!

A lot of people are either putting money into the market, or they’re stalling out of fear of an upcoming recession. (I haven’t changed my current investment settings). Almost everyone I talk to about this brings up a possible recession, or even a possible crash (especially with the economic uncertainty we have currently). While this was written a few months ago by Creative Financial Help, it goes into the different times in our history when the stock market did fall precipitously and delves into the specific details of those events. Overall, he states that Stock Market Crashes Aren’t as Bad as You Think. Check it out and see if you feel better after reading this.


Progress in your career, in life even, often takes encouragement…from yourself (we gotta be our own cheerleaders) and from others. Saving Joyfully addresses the concept of encouragement and asks “when was the last time you encouraged someone?” ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER – HOW ENCOURAGEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Remember someone else’s progress or success does not diminish your own. So get out and be that person for someone else.

Miserable at work? Or maybe just constantly dissatisfied or just not content? Career Addict gives us a post on how to be happier at work. See if these strategies help you shift your mindset during working hours! 10 Simple Mindset Shifts to Be Happier at Work


Who’s struggling with relieving stress? Who needs helping to figure out how to get back their work/life balance? Just Call Me Jess presents some self-care strategies for just this purpose 8 SELF CARE STRATEGIES THAT HELP ME MANAGE MY STRESS

With the changing and shifting of how we work, and where we can work from, it seems that Americans are on the move. Plus, people’s priorities are also shifting in regards to lifestyle, cost of living, and state income taxes. Accidental FIRE has a map to show where people are going and from where. If you’re thinking about moving and want to know what you’re neighbors are up to, check it out. It might give you some ideas you’ve not thought of yet. (plus check out these moving tips to help you be on your way!) Where Americans Are Moving.

To women out there, who feels like they’ve been taken advantage of for one reason or another? Partners in FIRE breaks it down for us in her post Ladies, Stop Being Taken Advantage of! and gives some advice on how to prevent this from continuously happening.

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