Personal Finance Round-Up: How to Get Things Done

office quietWhether you’re working for an employer or working for yourself, one thing will always remain: There is a lot to do and so little time. Even when you do find a spare moment, it’s not always easy to concentrate and get things done. And even if you get past the distractions around the web like Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon, there is still plenty of work to do.

And to add fuel to the fire, there’s even more stressors in your life back home, especially if you just had a baby that you now need to financially plan for. On that note, in our featured piece of the week, Andrew Schrage of Money Crashers interviews personal finance expert Jean Chatzky, asking questions about how parents can properly budget for their “recession generation” baby and save money on childcare expenses. See the video below for more insights: Does Waiting to Have a Baby Make “Cents”?

Check out these other great tips from around the web:

Shhhhh: How to Block Out Noise [WiseBread] Using these tips to tune out all the white noise, you can work in any environment and be productive.

5 Things I Learned From My First Full Time Job [Studenomics]
Your first job will most likely be your first foray into the real world and will be an eye opening experience. Here is what one blogger learned from his first job.

Is Entrepreneurship for Everyone? The Answer Is…No [Green Panda Tree House]
Some people have a hard time working for an employer. Every minute they spend at work, they are dreaming about their own businesses. For other people, however, the entrepreneurial life isn’t for them. Which side are you on?

Five Ways to Stay Out of Debt [I’ve Paid for This Twice Already]
These five tips may be considered standards to stay out of debt, but they always deserve another visit if you’re trying to cut costs. Check them out.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Income [Deliver Away Debt]
When you need a little extra money or even want to start a new career of sorts, don’t be afraid to think of something entirely new and give it a shot. Check out these unique ideas on earning more.

Why So Many People Are House Poor and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate [Money Under 30]
Owning a home will completely change your situation and your life. Sometimes the change is for the better, but lately, things have changed so be careful. Here are tips to make home ownership worth it for you.

Top 10 Ways to Beat Your Bills Big Time [Money Smart Life]
Bills can seem like the bane of your existence, but here are some great ways to beat the bills and prevent them from ruining your life.

Would You Drive a Car Covered with Advertisements? [Free From Broke]
There isn’t much these days that isn’t for sale. Would you mind driving around in a moving billboard if it meant saving you some cash?

Why Does Standard & Poor’s Hate America? [Money Beagle]
Was the decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the American credit rating justified, or were there other motives involved?

What’s Your Money Motivation? [Moolanomy]
Some people are motivated by pride, some by the rich lifestyle, and some by the ability to make a difference in the world. What’s your money motivation?

9 Easy Tricks to Cut Your Spending Today [Dumb Little Man]
These tips are easy to implement and make a big difference on your finances. Have you done all these yet?

  • Ben

    Ha ha, babies are expensive no matter when you have them. They’re like a bottomless money pit, but certainly worth it. Thanks for mentioning the article on how to beat your bills!