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: personality and success; distracted living; giving to charity; lifestyle inflation; delayed gratification; things to do while furloughed; home-based business ideas; travel questions and prep for your next trip!
Cheers! (and stay safe everyone)
What’s your personality type? What’s your finance personality type? Yup, it’s a thing. Depending on who you are (also what you were taught, and what you saw growing up), you develop a certain personality when it comes to your finances. Money Saved Money Earned gives you a break down of not just the different kinds, but also these that lead to success. 13 Personality Traits that Lead to Money Success
How many of us get distracted easily? (raises both hands). We live in an era of lots of stimulating devices and we, in some way, are taught to multitask at everything…mainly because we can right? I can have music in the background and do my work, I can be on a conference call, shut off my video, and be working on something else or checking email. What about when we’re out and about? On the phone, while we shop, or drive, or checking out in the grocery line? Distractions can be very costly, however. Saving Joyfully tells of a personal experience in her post THE HIDDEN COSTS OF LIVING DISTRACTED, and what exactly we are losing when we aren’t fully present.
Are you looking to give back? Want to be more charitable? Don’t know where to start or what to consider? A Dime Saved has the info for you in their post Guide to Giving Charity.
It’s important to spend money wisely and ensure that we don’t give into lifestyle inflation as we grow and make more money. I think a big part of that is not giving in to instant gratification, and to stop comparing ourselves to others. Accidental FIRE talks this from the angle of delayed gratification in his post Master Delayed Gratification, Achieve Financial Independence.
If you or someone you know has been furloughed – first, consider doing these 5 things while furloughed. Part of the plan for when you’re stuck at home should be to find ways to bring money in the door. One way to do this is to start a home-based business. Need ideas that won’t break your bank? When Women Inspire has the post for you: 4 home-based business ideas to start today. These are small and simple ways to get started to bring in some cash. If they aren’t for you, then I hope they inspire you to get some other ideas on your own!
We all want to know what we’re allowed to do in terms of travel now. The WSJ has a nice Q&A article addressing some common questions we’ll all be asking. While Europe isn’t letting us in at the moment, it may be possible to go to other areas of the world – assuming they let you in. While travel may elude us for some time, I think it’s important to consider the changes and be super prepared for anything the next time we are away from home. The Ultimate Travel Checklist gives you everything you need to know before you go.