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10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

From phones to TVs to computers, technology is woven into almost every aspect of modern living. We use it for work; we use it for entertainment; we use it for security. However, you could be spending a lot more on tech than needed. Mistake No. 1: Renting Electronics & Equipment Hopefully everyone is savvy enough to… Read More

How to Get a New Job in the New Year

How to Get a New Job in the New Year

How to Get a New Job in the New Year

With the new year approaching, it can be a great time to assess where you are in life. Maybe this is the time to make a resolution you can keep. One of the most common frustrations in America is being unhappy at work. If you consider carefully and decide it is time to start looking for… Read More

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

The National Retail Federation says you’ll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday season wraps up. That’s how much the industry group says consumers plan to spend this year. While the lion’s share of that money goes to family, you also expect to spend $80 on friends and $26 on co-workers. Even Fido gets in… Read More

The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

Finding a $100 bill would make anyone’s day, especially around the holidays. Of course, that happiness wouldn’t last long if someone stole your car as soon as you went to retrieve your newfound treasure. Apparently, that happened in Maryland. The attorney general’s office is warning residents of a potential theft operation where carjackers are putting $100 bills under… Read More

3 Strategies to Prevent a Holiday Shopping Binge

3 Strategies to Prevent a Holiday Shopping Binge

3 Strategies to Prevent a Holiday Shopping Binge

When you are trying to get fit, tools like a pedometer or fitness app can help you track your progress toward your goal. Dieting? A scale is probably your go-to tool. But what about if you are trying to keep yourself from going overboard with holiday shopping?  Yes, there are tools for that, too.  Here… Read More

Can You Afford a New Baby?

Can You Afford a New Baby?

Can You Afford a New Baby?

I turned 30 this year, which means that I’ve reached that magical age. Now, whenever I log into Facebook my feed is filled with pregnant bellies and pictures of adorable newborns. It seems like everyone is having a baby. But not everyone is. Some prefer being childfree and others are only beginning to consider having… Read More

How to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam

How to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam

How to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam

“Local mom makes $6,795/month part-time!” How? Easy! Posting links on websites. Helping charities raise money. Signing up friends. And really, it is possible — but then, so is winning the lottery this week. Follow that ‘mom’ offer (how did they know what town I live in?) and you’ll find yourself on a page that explains… Read More

Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

Just because you reach a certain age or achieve a certain milestone, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are ready to stop working. What is it that keeps you in the office? Whether your motivations are financial (a paycheck) or emotional (social interaction), here are some reasons it just may not be time for you to… Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

The ride-sharing service Uber is available in more than 150 U.S. cities (not to mention many more across 43 countries), so there’s a good chance you’ve used Uber, or heard of it, at the very least. There are plenty of opinions out there about Uber. Some people swear by it. Others have had experiences so… Read More

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

The magic of networking is one of the most important assets a worker can have. But what can networking really provide you? This term, which essentially means meeting others and making an impression or forming a bond, is often cited as an important part of the job search. But aside from the obviously desired interview or… Read More

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