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.
90 inspirational quotes to achieve success in life, love, and your career
Cold weather blues got you feeling less than motivated? Let Billie Jean King and Maya Angelou give you the boost you need with these inspirational quotes. (Style Salute)
Should you get a personal loan for moving expenses?
Moving this winter? With so many expenses that come with changing homes, you might be considering some different payment options. Before you put an entire IKEA store on your credit card, find out if a personal loan is better for you. (The Balance)
Got family and friends with debt? Here’s the best gift you can give them
Some of us may have joked about wanting rent money or bills paid as a holiday gift, but the reality is that such a present could make a huge difference for someone. Still, that can also be a bit of an awkward exchange — instead, consider taking a different route when it comes to gifts for peers with debt or other financial struggles. (Washington Post)
5 credit card benefits you may not know about
Using a credit card can become a bad habit if you’re not careful. But using your credit card wisely can earn you some sweet benefits you might not know about. Check out these lesser-known perks. (Consumer Reports)
A hospital billed me for my daughter’s blood work… before she was born
We’ve all heard numerous stories of medical bills wreaking havoc on people’s financial lives. This one takes an even crazier turn, as the bill appeared to be for services that could not have possibly happened. (Vice)
Is ‘soup group’ the winter antidote to book club?
Think it’s getting too cold to gather with your book club? Think again! If you’re looking for a good excuse to get out your crockpot and have your friends over, this trend is it. (PureWow)
Bringing higher education into the wild in Alaska
The harbinger of spring on college campuses is often when professors permit class to be held outside. One school, however, has class outside year-round. (NPR)