With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all of the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles, so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.
Should I pay off debt or invest (or both)?
Two keys to building your net worth, and therefore improving your financial health, are investing and getting out of debt. But which — if either — should you prioritize? (Style Salute)
16 essential oils you should have at home, according to wellness experts
Essential oils can be a great natural way to improve your mental wellbeing, whether that means helping you ease stress, focus or enhance your mood. Keep these oils in your home and prepare to relax. (MyDomaine)
When a breakup leaves you broke, this is how to get back on your feet
Ideally, you won’t find yourself in a situation where your finances rely on the success of your relationship, but life happens. If you do find yourself in financial trouble due to a breakup, here’s how you can start fresh. (Washington Post)
Don’t fall for these money tricks
We live in a world where it often feels like nothing in life is free. However, there are many financial services that actually are free, along with plenty of scammers who would have you believe otherwise. Don’t get trapped by one of these common congames. (Consumer Reports)
How to talk to your colleagues about money — and why it’s OK
Talking about money with your colleagues can seem awkward, but it can also help you figure out if you’re being paid fairly. Here are some tips for easing into the conversations and normalizing money talk. (PureWow)
Yes, it’s possible to get a financial advisor if you’re kind of broke
If you don’t have a lot of disposable income, you may feel like it’s not worth it to pay for someone to help you manage your limited funds. But getting a financial advisor could be more feasible than you think. Here’s how to find one, and why you should. (Money)
14 ways to give back that don’t require a lot of time or money
As we approach the season of giving and also face numerous crises around the world, you may be feeling helpless when it comes to charity. Check out these ideas for giving back that nearly anyone will be able to do. (BuzzFeed)