Personal Finance Round-Up: Don’t Burn Your Bridges

businessman bridgeThe phrase “Don’t burn your bridges” can be interpreted in many ways, but in general, it means don’t ruin a relationship you’ve spent time cultivating regardless of what happens. For example, in the career world, don’t quit your job in a bad way such as cooling your feet in the soft-serve machine at the ice cream parlor you work for, or sending mass emails to all your coworkers telling them exactly what you think of them.

You never know what can happen in the future and your previous connections may be your most powerful tool for finding a new job or starting your own business. As told by one who takes the advice about not burning bridges seriously, One Cent At A Time writes Be Better Employee, Have Dignified Exit, How to Quit. Quitting is an important part of a working relationship, so remember that next time you’re angry at your boss!

Don’t quit reading until you’ve taken a look at these other great articles:

Workaholics: Standard Work Hours Around the World [Tribe HR]
Do you feel like a workaholic? Are you the first to come in and last to leave? Well, if you move to another country you may find yourself beat. Check out the working hours around the world.

5 Biggest Career Mistakes [The College Investor]
If you looked back at your entire career, would you find anything you wish you could change? Here are some career mistakes made by one blogger.

Prolonging the Life of Your Cell Phone [The Dollar Stretcher]
You probably use your cell phone every day and depend on it for more than ever before, but what if your battery dies and you have no charger? Check these tips for keeping that lifeline alive.

My 30-Day No Email Trial: The Results [Erica Biz]
Could you go without email for even a day? Try this challenge and go without email for an entire month. Is it even possible?

Stop Doing What Experts Teach and Start Doing What Experts Do [Passive Panda]
“Do as I say and not what I do” right? In this case, do exactly as the experts do. They know what they are doing and you would be wise to follow.

Frugal vs. Cheap: Which One Are You? [Pocket Changed]
Can you tell if you’re doing something cheaply or frugally? Learn to recognize the difference so you can enjoy a better life.

Are You Risking Your Health By Being Frugal? [Afford Anything]
Being frugal is great but do it in the wrong areas and you may be jeopardizing more than just your cash. Be careful and know the risks of frugality when it comes to healthcare.

5 Money Lessons from Street Solicitors [Free Money Wisdom]
Everyone you meet has a story to tell, even the people trying to get your money on the street. Here are a few such stories.

How Much Is Your Time Worth? [Mortgage Free by 30]
Which parts of your day would you rather pay someone else to do instead of spending your own time doing it? The value of a dollar and of a minute of time is different for everyone.

Cause and Effect [Gen Y Wealth]
Every little thing you do in life either is caused by something, causes something, or both. Are you making choices that will cause the desired effects in your life?

  • Onecentatatime

    Thanks Jesse for including my as the pick of this round up!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link! I recently read and was inspired by Erica. biz’s 30 days without email trial, and I particularly love how she solved an obvious problem — how will important messages come through? — by creating a new account that ONLY her boyfriend and her assistant knew the address to. I think I’m going to try to go one week each quarter without email.

  • The College Investor

    Thanks for the mention!