Take these steps to increase your productivity and make headway on the goals that really matter to you and your business. Aytekin Tank Published 3:35 pm CDT, Thursday, September 12, 2019 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Prioritize This Guide to Learning How to Prioritize! 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Early in my career, I was determined to be a “yes man” -- the guy who accepted any project, no matter how full my plate. Even after I started my own company, JotForm, I tried to wear every hat, from hiring to customer service. As a result, I had less time to spend … [Read more...] about Prioritize This Guide to Learning How to Prioritize!
How to spend less on groceries
Tanza Loudenback, provided by Published 6:15 am PDT, Friday, May 31, 2019 Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Lena Mirisola/Getty You don't have to compromise quality, preference, or your own sanity to save money on groceries. It pays to use a cash-back credit card, such as the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, Chase Freedom card, or the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. Other ways to save money on groceries include planning weekly meals on Sundays, trying a "no-grocery challenge," or signing up for grocery delivery through Instacart or Amazon Subscribe & Save. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're all guilty of occasionally (or in my case, frequently) dropping too much money at Whole Foods, Costco, Trader Joe's, or your friendly neighborhood supermarket. While it … [Read more...] about 6 ways to save money on groceries, no matter what you buy
Anna Baluch, provided by Published 9:30 am CDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 Rawpixel/Getty Images After years of living in tiny apartments and saving money for down payment on a house, Anna Baluch bought her home and hired someone to clean for the first time. She did the math and realized that three hours of her time working from home was worth more than the $80 per month she pays her cleaner. Paying for the service started to change the way she thinks about outsourcing tasks — even when living frugally, it can be worth spending money to save time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As someone who's instantly stressed by a cluttered space, a clean house is very important to me. Unfortunately, however, cleaning takes time. Scrubbing bathrooms, mopping hardwood floors, vacuuming carpet, wiping down baseboards, and dusting surfaces is a time-consuming endeavor, even if you don't have any kids or pets like me. Even though my house is only about 1,900 … [Read more...] about After years of saving money, I did the math to figure out what my time is worth and learned there’s a smarter way to spend
Trader Joe’s has a cult-like following, thanks to the way the company seems to make grocery shopping easier. Data science professionals have ranked Trader Joe’s number one in customer preference for two years running. In 2017, Trader Joe’s made $US13.3 billion, yet the brand has no online store, no loyalty programs, and no sales. When you break it down to square footage, Trader Joe’s is actually selling more than double its competitors like Whole Foods. Following is a transcript of the video: Narrator: OK, so imagine yourself at the grocery store. You’re hungry but you don’t really feel like cooking. I guess pasta’s pretty easy. Suddenly you’re faced with this. That’s so many choices. Do you go for the classic tomato basil? How ’bout creamy alfredo? But what exactly is the difference between these two or these three? Wait. Why is this so hard? Trader Joe’s is the surfy, laid back grocery chain know for … [Read more...] about A psychologist explains how Trader Joe’s gets you to spend money
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here.Bills and finances Often when people are looking to save, they first think about cutting down on luxuries such as meals out or clothes and accessories, but there are often savings to be made when it comes to household bills. Go through all your regular costs, and look for any payments you're making for services you don't use, or any that you don't understand, then contact the company to clarify or cancel. For example, if your home insurance includes good travel insurance, you don't need a separate travel insurance policy. If you get your bills sent to your home, you might be charged an administrative fee (administrativ avgift) which you could cut out completely by going paperless and checking your bills online. The next step is to see if you can make any smarter choices with regular bills, such as upgrading your home insurance to include travel insurance if that is cheaper than paying … [Read more...] about Members’ guide: How to save money despite living in Sweden