Summer is right around the corner and I bet you’re ready for a vacation! You don’t need to head to the bank to start a vacation savings account. Grab a mason jar and get ready to make saving for vacation fun! Here are some easy tips for starting a vacation fund jar — and getting the entire family involved.
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How can your business benefit from having virtual office space? For starters — it will provide a professional look and feel to your clients. There are plenty of virtual office services that can enhance your day-to-day business operation as well. Virtual office rental is a popular trend and for very good reasons. Here are some…
We’re all faced with financial difficulties at some point, right? Are you worried about how to ask your boss for a raise? Been there, done that — and have 3 great tips to follow when you’re requesting a raise. As long as you’re confident, well-informed, and positive, chances are you’ll walk away with exactly what you’ve asked for – maybe more. Asking for a raise might just be the easiest thing you’ve ever done!
I love to save money. I also really love apps that make you money. Here are my picks for the best money making apps, some tips for using them, and ways to download them. Grab your smartphone and start using these money making apps.
See the 3 most important things to include when writing a letter of recommendation for a friend or colleague — and the things to avoid mentioning. Plus reference letter examples, templates, and tips that will make the process of writing a reference letter quick and easy for you!
How many reusable shopping bags do you have? Get in the habit of carrying your reusable bags to some of your favorite stores to receive discounts. Check out the latest information on how important reusable grocery bags really are. You’ll also find out where to find reusable bags and how to recycle your disposable plastic bags.
What types of jobs are minimum wage jobs? You might be surprised to find out who’s working for a minimum hourly wage these days! Here are some minimum wage jobs that most people wouldn’t think of, some of the best minimum wage jobs, and how to move beyond making just the federal minimum wage.
Got a job interview coming up? If you’re not careful, you could really mess things up if you say or do the wrong thing! Here are 10 ways to guarantee that you WON’T get the job, plus the 10 best job interview tips to help you GET the job.
Spring cleaning begins with store loyalty cards! Whether they’re stuffed in your wallet or hanging on your keyring, retail loyalty cards can become a nuisance. Here’s how to organize all of your reward cards — so you only have to carry ONE thing everywhere you go!
Have you considered the benefits of internship opportunities yet to further your career? There are internship programs for job-seekers of all ages and in towns of all sizes. If you’re needing a change career-wise, we’ll help you find internships near where you live! See which type of internship program is the right fit for you, as well as the pros & cons of various internship programs.
Whether you are unemployed and an opportunity arises in a new city, or whether your current employer wants you to relocate to another one of their offices, there are several things you should think long and hard about first. Consider your standard of living where you are now, the cost of living where you’ll be moving to, the actual cost of the move & all that’s associated with moving to a new area, and whether the salary they’re offering will be enough. We’ll help point you in the right direction and answer the question, ‘Should you relocate now or maybe wait this one out?’
Like you, I’ve been a college student and I know just how tight money can get. When you’re focusing on grades, you don’t always have a lot of free time to make money in college. If you need extra cash, there are simple things students can do to save money and earn money too. Here’s how to make money in college without sacrificing your study time!
If you’re wondering how to save money for a house, I’ve got some simple and fun ideas for you! These ideas worked for me: turn your hobbies into money, use cash instead of credit cards, sell your old stuff, and 6 other great tips to try when saving money for a house. Think outside-the-box and start putting money aside for your down payment and closing costs on your first home.
Not interested in traditional 9 to 5 jobs? Becoming a flea market vendor could be your calling. I’m sharing tips to help get you started — like what sells best at flea markets, how to sell at flea markets, what you should always have at your booth, and more. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it… flea markets are another great way to be an entrepreneur!
Question: What’s the deal with Forever stamps? How can they last forever when the price of stamps increases all the time? Answer: If you have Forever Postage Stamps, you’re safe. In fact, you’ll earn a few extra pennies on those stamps if you buy them before the next postage rate increase. The bottom line: if you haven’t purchased Forever Postage Stamps before, you might want to now!
If you’re thinking of starting a food truck catering business, there are a few things you need to know first — like the rules & regulations, business license info, health department laws, and truck requirements for running a food catering truck. Plus, you’ll want to heed the advice of others who’ve tried mobile catering before. Here are some pointers.
In order to prevent others from senselessly spending too much on postage (we spent $15… twice!), take it from me, it MATTERS whether you use someone’s post office box versus their physical street address when sending something through the mail. Here are my tips for shipping via USPS, FedEx, and UPS — so hopefully you won’t have to learn the hard way like I did.
Being asked to write a press release used to cause me instant anxiety — but it doesn’t anymore! I’ve come to realize that there are really only 3 things you need to focus on when writing a press release. So relax and read on.
Chances are, you’ll want to send — or receive — a fax or two this year. Right? But you probably don’t do enough faxing to justify buying a fax machine and hooking up a separate fax line. Here’s how you can SEND and RECEIVE faxes online for FREE. Yep, you can send a free fax now!
If you want to be a small business owner, you have a few ways that you could start. Sole proprietorship, LLC, and S-Corporation structures are all common for small businesses. Here are the reasons to establish your company as a sole proprietor business, based on our experience as small business owners.
Looking for extra money? It really IS possible to get paid for market research by participating in focus groups. I’ve done my research and there are lots of ways to get involved in market research studies. You can participate online OR in person. I have some tips to help you decide if participating in focus groups — for money — makes sense when you’re looking for extra cash. Plus how to find focus groups, and which ones are the best.
There are times when I need quick cash — how about you? Well, there are some super easy ways to make money online that you might not have thought of. Here are my 5 favorite websites to make money on the Internet.
Do you love being outside? Live in the city? Enjoy catering to swarms of people? Then opening a hot dog vendor business might be for you! You can make great money with low overhead. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if being a hot dog vendor is right for you.
Do you love freebies? (Me too!) There are lots of absolutely FREE offers on popular name-brand items that I use every day. These are among the few ‘legit’ freebies available on the Internet today and the best ways to collect your free things!
Sure, Costco prices are slightly cheaper on many of the items that they have in common, but Sam’s Club typically has 2 or 3 brands per item, rather than just one. See the other reasons I prefer Sam’s Wholesale Club over Costco.