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The Practical Saver Great Weekly Reads #5 is my weekly roundup of blog posts I found interesting and valuable. I think the lessons from these posts will help the readers in fulfilling your pursuits you have in life. Please let me know if you know of any articles you think are worthy of being included in The Practical Saver Great Weekly Reads.

Great Weekly Reads #5

Lesson Applied: Lower Prices Usually Return – Money Beagle

I have been a proponent of waiting before buying to Save Money. I have gotten deep discounts before because of waiting for holiday seasons, sales, just to name a few. Unless the product is something that I need to get immediately, I always wait for the right time to buy them. The main lesson is it never hurts to wait (almost always).

Money Beagle’s post just describes how he saved money by waiting. He explained where he got this simple yet proven money-saving principle. I have always been a fan of the author’s posts but this one is my favorite by far.

You’re Not Meant for the 40-Hour Workweek – FIwithpurpose

Work-life balance is key to becoming successful. This has always been my mantra for a very long time.

What I particularly like about this post is when the author stated that when you take a vacation, you need to take a break. It seems common sense but many people tend to take a vacation but still work. I am guilty of doing this, but I have taken steps, which helped me reduce stress and improve my relationship with my wife.

I know a lot of people who go on vacation to find out that they check their emails from time to time, look at their phones, among others. I have told my co-workers that I rather be am employee than a manager if it means that I get to take a real vacation without having to check my emails, phones, and other gadgets for work.

5 Reasons I Am in No Hurry to Buy a House – DividendDiplomats

Am I in a hurry to buy a house? The answer is not. While many consider buying one as the ultimate American dream, I don’t consider it when it means shelling out too much money in the process.

DividendDiplomats provides 5 reasons for not being in a hurry to buy a house. I particularly like the last reason. I like it because there is a big responsibility associated with purchasing a house. If you happen to have a ton of responsibilities at your hand, you may have to reconsider if you really want to add a big responsibility on your plate. Buying a house is not a decision that’s to be taken lightly.

The Risks of Investing in Foreign Currency – Roadmap2Retire

With so many commotions going on in the US stock market, you may be thinking or tempted to invest abroad specifically in Foreign Currency. I know I would like to invest in foreign currency to diversify my currency portfolio.

Jason Haze, guest post author for Rroadmap2Retire, discussed the risks of investing in foreign currency. Some of his reasons are the ones that I have never thought of. If you ever contemplate on investing in currency, you may benefit from reading this post before diving in into the world of currency investing.

12 Easy Things You Can Do Today to Save Money – Girl Counting Pennies

As always, I like to find and read posts that detail practical solutions to everyday problems that people can easily do with little to no time. Girl Counting Pennies describes 12 ways that you can do to save money without living your house.

Some of the ways indicated in this post include cancelling your subscriptions, packing lunch to work, changing utility and energy plans, among others. So, if you are being lazy today and still need to cut down on expenses, you may benefit from reading this post.


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