Matthew Sasala

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What to buy every month of the year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.<p>To help you out, we've created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for the …

Shopping

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Bill Gates

How to save money on college: 3 clever ways Gen Z is managing high tuition and other costs

Headlines about crushing student loan debt seem to have made a pretty strong impression on college-bound students in Generation Z, defined as a …

College & University

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Language

I worked as a financial adviser and learned a ton — here are the 5 best pieces of investing advice I can give you

There were three things, in particular, that drove me nuts and ultimately led to my demise.<p>1. Most people hate to think and talk about money. We spend more time adjusting our fantasy football lineups and planning our next vacation than we do thinking about our budgets and asset allocations.<p>2. A …

Personal Finance

4 Powerful Body Language Habits of Confident People | Inc.com

The book has a clear strategy: A nine-step plan for building and enhancing your leadership skills in ways you're not accustomed to -- from handshakes to hairstyles, toes to torso, standing to sitting -- it's all there.<p>The book is packed with information, research, exercises, and "Sage Stories," but …

Public Speaking