While traveling with children can be pleasurable, it is not always straightforward. Leaving the house with children in tow (even for short outings and rides) can be challenging, but food and activities are always welcome. I kept a pencil wallet in Lola’s pocket since she had previously been able to carry pencils, and they came in handy numerous times while we were waiting for food at restaurants or traveling in the car.
There is a scene in the much-loved (but sadly defunct) television show Bunheads in which two of the main characters, both dancers, refuel for what appears to be a busy morning: they make push-ups, attempt to gulp down a protein shake, run in place to get their pulses up and prepare two massive vats of coffee. Then, instead of going to the dance studio, they trot off to a meeting with their financial advisor, fully caffeinated to avoid falling asleep.
Let’s face it: while sound financial advice is critical, it may be tedious and repetitious. Diversification? Although necessary for your investments, yawn. Savings that are automated? Yes, but only when I have a fully-funded emergency fund. You say you should pay off high-interest bills first. Amazing work. I’ve always wanted to make my own, and it’s good to have them dispersed among your possessions (one in the diaper bag, one in the car, etc.). We’re partnering with Joann on the construction of this gorgeous project, and I’d want to make one trip to your shop for my project – it’ll save me a lot of time as a busy Mom!
With that in mind, I consulted various experts to compile a list of 11 other unconventional life hacks that can boost your bottom line. Of course, these are all minor tweaks, and none of them will make you wealthy. However, when combined, they can save you quite a bit of money.
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