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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, 2E by Michelle Tullier

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Money Matters We Put Off and Why It Matters

Even though we know that—supposedly—love makes the world go ’round, ask any regular Joe or Josephine on the street what makes the world tick, and they’ll probably tell you it’s money. We know money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can sure make life a little easier. So why do we make our lives harder by procrastinating when it comes to financial matters?

We complicate our lives by paying bills late, not getting around to budgeting or digging ourselves out of debt, delaying saving and investing, and keeping our financial records in disarray.

The price we pay for finance-related procrastination is, well, financial in that we pay penalties, late fees, and interest charges. We shortchange ourselves by ending ...

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