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Here are five lies you’re probably telling yourself about money.
- You have “good debt.” We’ve all been told there’s a difference between “good debt” like student loans or your mortgage . . . and “bad debt” like from credit cards. And while it’s true that some kinds of debt are worse than others, it’s best to avoid it altogether.
- You don’t have enough to invest. If you have enough money for a Netflix subscription or a cup of coffee at Starbucks, then you have money you can invest.
- You’ll be earning more in the future. We all want to assume we’ll earn more as we get older and more experienced, but there are no guarantees.
- You saved money buying something on sale. If you rationalize a purchase by saying it was on sale, or that you used a coupon, you’re ignoring the fact that money still left your wallet. You only truly “save” money if you were planning to buy it anyway.
- You get paid well, so your crappy job is worth it. Financial security is important, so it’s not necessarily smart to quit your stressful job, follow your passion, and become a professional “Pokemon Go” player.
But if you live reasonably and spend wisely, you should be able to find a middle ground where bills get paid AND you’re happy at work.
The Best Jobs For People Who Hate People
Are you one of those people who hates other people? It’s fine if you are . . . but you’re probably not meant for a job in sales, or party planning, or escort work. But don’t worry. There ARE good jobs that fit your horrible personality.
Business Insider came up with a list of the best jobs for people who hate people based on two criteria. One, there’s very little contact with other people. And two, when you ARE forced to interact with someone, you don’t have to be nice. Here are the ten best.
- Hunters and trappers.
- Farm workers and crop laborers.
- Poets and other kinds of creative writers.
- Garment or textile pressers.
- Geological sample testers.
- Grinding and polishing.
- Tree cutters.
- Pottery workers.
Who are the worst drivers on the road? And no, you can’t say, “Every single person except me.”
Expedia just released their annual survey on bad driving and road rage, and they found the six worst types of drivers. Check ’em out . . .
- Slow drivers in the left lane.
- People who drive slowly to take in the scenery.
- People who drift between lanes.
The survey also found the five worst passengers . . .
- Backseat drivers . . . they got more than half the vote.
- Someone who refuses to help navigate.
- Radio hogs.
- People who fall asleep while you’re forcing yourself to stay awake to drive.
- People who take off their shoes.
Here are a few more random results from the survey . . .
The majority of people say it’s worse trying to share the road with bad drivers than with bikers, runners, walkers, buses, and taxis combined.
97% of people believe THEY’RE careful drivers . . . but only think 29% of OTHER people are.
Also, more hypocrisy on that front . . . 61% of us admit to speeding, and 29% admit to tailgating.
26% of us have yelled at another driver . . . 17% have given the finger . . . and 4% have gotten out of their car to confront someone.