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The Pros and Cons of a Cruise vs an All-inclusive Resort. "It's Good to Be Uncomfortable. You Get Comfortable Then You Stop" How to Stop Making Excuses and Finally Get Your Finances in Order. Once you get used to excusing bad financial behavior, it's incredibly easy to keep doing it.

How to Stop Making Excuses and Finally Get Your Finances in Order

It becomes a cycle, and unless you're willing to step up to the plate to break that cycle, it's going to last forever. "Once you get used to excusing bad financial behavior, it's incredibly easy to keep doing it. " The thing that amazed me the most is the reverse of that is also true. Once you break all the bad habits and build up new ones, it suddenly becomes really easy to save money (at least, for me). Not that there isn't still some work involved, but if the work is a habit, it becomes less of a chore.

It was kind of a revelation once I got out of debt and spent some time forming better habits. Ask Two Irrational Questions to Persuade People to Do What You Want. Most Popular Android Downloads and Posts of 2014. The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP. Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy. Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy. Become a Better Leader by Thinking like Swiss Cheese. What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up) Disable Ads on YouTube With This Simple Command. Just Delete Me Is a Massive List of Links to Close All Your Accounts. Use Separate Accounts for Simple Bucket Budgeting. The 1% More Savings Calculator Shows How Just a Little More Savings Can Mean a Lot More Money.

FileSearchEx Is a Fast Search Utility for Windows 7. How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint. I use it with my BoA account.

How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint

It's great, and the budgeting system is awesome, especially since I just got out of school and am living on my own with bills/loans to pay. I have two gripes, however: 1. It doesn't get my "pending" transactions. (This is probably BoA's fault) So, Mint is always a few days behind where my money actually is. 2. Ask Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker. Plan B Locates Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone, Even If You Didn't Install It Beforehand. How To Use Mint To Manage Your Budget & Spendings Online. Mint is a free, automatic online finance tracking and budgeting platform much like Microsoft Money and Quicken.

How To Use Mint To Manage Your Budget & Spendings Online

Since adding my financial accounts (Paypal, credit cards, banking), I”˜ve stopped using similar software applications on my Mac and iPhone. Mint does all the personal accounting work for me. In this article, I’ll share some tips on using the features of Mint to track and budget your spending. How to Make a Mint Budget – Setting Up Categories When you add your financial accounts to your Mint account, about a year’s worth of your past and current transactions get added to your account. Here’s how to do it. Open your Mint account and click on Transactions in the menu bar at the top of the webpage. Select the current category for the transaction and click on the triangle in the selection field to either change the name of the category or see if there’s a sub-category.

In the resulting dialog box, select “Always rename Amazon as Amazon and categorize as Books.” Setting Budgets. Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done. Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 PDF Tricks - Lifehacker. Geek to Live: Take great notes Lifehacker notetaking. How Can I Be Productive Without Everyone Else Piling On More Work? Learn to fail (in things that are not important).

How Can I Be Productive Without Everyone Else Piling On More Work?

When I feel overloaded I deliberately start failing at things that are not important, but highly visible. So I 'forget' to do agendas for meetings, I send minutes out late, or sometimes just bring photocopies of scribbled bullet points. I forget to book meetings, or fail to carry out minor tasks that have little impact - especially if these are very helpful to my boss. I also apologise profusely and say sorry but I'm a bit snowed under at the moment. But I don't say no, or say I can't cope. How We Work: Adam Dachis' Favorite Gear and Productivity Tricks. How We Work, 2014: Alan Henry's Gear and Productivity Tricks.

How You Work: Post-Lunch Productivity and Introverted Networking. Is that a house phone?

How You Work: Post-Lunch Productivity and Introverted Networking

Every week we showcase the productivity tips and tricks of our favorite experts and productivity heroes in our How I Work series. Now, we're peppering our daily dose of tips with some showcases from you, our favorite readers. This week: Sunanda V, product manager at Pearson Education. As always, if you want to show us how you work and maybe see it featured on Lifehacker, check out this post for more info. Productivity Hacks: 60 Influencers on How to Work Smarter. This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive.

Productivity Hacks: 60 Influencers on How to Work Smarter

See all their #productivityhacks here. “2014 is my year!” You might have said, joyful and hopeful, when midnight struck on January 1st. This year, you would whip your body into shape, finally. How We Work, 2014: Walter Glenn's Gear and Productivity Tricks. How We Work, 2014: Eric Ravenscraft's Gear and Productivity Tricks. How We Work, 2014: Tessa Miller's Gear and Productivity Tricks. How We Work, 2014: Whitson Gordon's Gear and Productivity Tricks. Be Awesome at a Moment's Notice: A Guide to Powering Up Your Brain.