23 Ways to Get and Keep Motivated

No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day, according to Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t.          
“Most people don’t realize that motivation mostly emerges from minor changes in your own behavior,” says James.  
 “Getting and keeping motivated puts you in control of your actions and your career, thereby lessening stress,” says James. “Even implementing a handful of these changes can have a major effect on your health and your attitude.”  

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4 Simple Tricks to Improve Your FICO Score

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The average FICO score for people denied a mortgage in September 2013 was 696, according to Ellie Mae. That’s a pretty good score by any account—the highest possible score is 850, after all. This illustrates how tight credit has become since the financial crisis of 2008. Every single point counts when you’re seeking the best terms and interest rates on mortgages, credit cards and loans. Here are a few tricks to maximize your score. Continue reading 4 Simple Tricks to Improve Your FICO Score

The 6 Best and Worst Mother’s Day Buys

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Seasonality doesn’t just affect the weather; prices across a wide range of products can change on a month-to-month basis as demand fluctuates. Considering millions of consumers will shop for Mother’s Day gifts this week, being aware of these best and worst buys can help you make smarter purchasing decisions that delight Mom and keep your budget intact. Take a look at these worst buys and consider gifting a best buy for Mom. Continue reading The 6 Best and Worst Mother’s Day Buys