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Personal Finance Round-Up: How to Stay Focused and Avoid Distractions

By Money Crashers

daydreaming woman windowThis time of year, it’s really hard to be cooped up inside when the weather is so nice and warm, birds are chirping and…*tweet tweet* hey look at that bird!…boy it’s sunny out there, maybe I’ll go wash my car…oh wait, what was I doing again? Oh right!..It’s really hard to avoid distractions with so much activity going on during the summertime.

And if you work in an office, things can be even worse. Work piles up as you daydream about your nearing vacation and talk to your coworkers about their latest trip to the beach. That’s why I think this article by Untemplater comes right in time. It’s titled How to Avoid Distraction in 5 Easy Steps and has tips to help you stay focused and dedicated when you’re at the office or need to get through your home duties before you go out to play.

Speaking of duties, it’s yours to arm yourself financially by reading about some of the following topics:

10 Industry Secrets You Probably Shouldn’t Know
Every once in a while you hear a horror story about the inner workings of some big company. The employees are encouraged to be unethical or the company itself just isn’t doing what you would expect. Here are ten of these types of example that may shock you. [Bitter Wallet]

How I Saved Over $300 on My Cable and Internet Bills
With so much to watch for free on the Internet, many of the articles about cutting cable costs lately are focused on cutting cable out entirely. But you can still save money even if you keep your cable. [Boomer and Echo]

Physical Health and Its Impact on Your Finances
“Who cares if I just sit on the couch every day after work. I don’t feel like exercising.” Well you should if you care about your life or your wallet. Having bad health will eventually catch up with you and be very expensive. [Passive Family Income]

Come into a Windfall, Now What?
Windfall money is the hardest to know what to do with. It comes out of nowhere and now you have to make a choice: Do you use it to pay off debt, save it, or spend it? [Bankrate]

Do the Best Companies Always Win?
As it turns out, the companies considered the “best” aren’t always going to beat the average. [Be Spoke Invest]

The Six Secrets of Effective Goals
It’s May and by now most of your New Years Resolutions are probably just a memory. These six secrets can help you keep going strong to reach your goals. [Practical Manliness]

Don’t Make Excuses – The Psychology of Debt and Spending
We’ve all got excuses to explain why we haven’t paid that bill or started our side business but those excuses are only holding us back! [Everyday Tips and Thoughts]

Is High School Worth It?
Colleges get a lot of scrutiny due to their high cost but why not start at the beginning with high school? Is it worth it? [Free by 50]

5 Popular Myths that Cost You Money
There are a lot of things that can get in the way of a solid financial future, don’t let these myths be one of them. [Bargaineering]

20+ Ways to Get Rid of Your Debt for Good
Getting into debt is easy, but getting out is a lot more difficult. The good thing is that many others have gone before you and there is a lot of great advice out there. [Dumb Little Man]

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