Weekend Toast 7/28

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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: saving now vs living in the moment, inspiring young travelers, hidden gems on your travels, life insurance considerations, saving more than half your salary, tips on decluttering your home.

Cheers!

Travel

I recently found blogger Maheen is Going Places, a physician mom who uses every opportunity to fulfill her bucketlist, and takes her kids right along with her. Kudos for not holding back! Her post Inspire Your Little Travelers is a great example of how you can get kids involved with your travel planning. Not only is it a great excuse to teach them something, but you may learn something along the way too!

I’ve had this article saved on my phone for sometime and kept forgetting to share. For any summer travelers out there, finding fun, hidden, not so well known bars can sometimes be a satisfying part of your trip. Often, these hidden speakeasies are total gems. Venue Report compiled a list of some of the maybe lesser known ones for you, in cities around the world. So check it out and see if you’ll be visiting an area with a unique place to hang out, grab a drink, click those instagram moments and make all your friends jealous! 25 Hidden Speakeasies and Bars You Don’t Already Know About.

Finance

FullTimeFinance wrote an article What Career Insight Can You Take From Kmart? Remember that old store? I remember as a kid raiding the bins when the one in our town went out business and everything was bascially being given away. I thought this article was great in using Kmart as an example of how you should scrutinize your own career trajectory in comparison with market trends. Are you adapting to change? Are you positioning yourself to be indispensable? Read more to see his advice!

If you’re on the adulting train and looking into life insurance policies, then this article by Your Money Geek is the one for you. He helps you figure out how much you may need, how to approach the question of figuring it out, and gives some examples and resources for getting it squared away. How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

No matter how much you make, you have the ability to save. First you have to know where your money is going. Invested Wallet outlines how he saves over half of his pay check now….it wasn’t always the case though. See how he got here, and stays here. For all you newly minted adults fresh out of graduate school, no matter your salary, this article is for you. How I’m Saving 65% of my Income Without a Six Figure Salary.

Life

This next article is by the Physician Philosopher. He writes about the struggle between saving today so that you can enjoy your later, versus enjoying today and dealing with later, later. Personally, I don’t think you can’t be at one extreme or another. You need a balance. His way of taking care of finances first and then enjoying your spoils as you see fit I think is a great approach to making sure your later days are taken cared of, and your todays are still fun and memorable. See what I mean by reading: Live for Now or Save for Later: the Now or Later Fallacy.

Are you on that summer cleaning binge to get rid of all the things you don’t use? Maybe you’d like to sell some of the stuff you’ve got lying around and try to earn some pocket money. Maybe it doesn’t matter what you earn, you just want it out. Aside from just throwing things out or donating, there are plenty of online selling options out there. Money With Purpose outlines how we can utilize those avenues to their fullest extent and gives some great advice on the best ways to make your stuff look desirable and expedite selling. Check it out at My Top 5 Tips on How to Declutter Your Home.

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