Best Money Tips: How to Ask for a Raise
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share how to ask for a raise (yes, in this economy!), how to make your own piñata, last-minute Halloween costume and decoration ideas, scientific explanations for paranormal activity in your house, and more!
Top 5 Articles
Asking for a Raise in a Tight Economy — Believe it or not, this is one of the best times to ask for a raise. Here's how you do it. CNBC
D.I.Y. PIÑATA!! — Caution: These piñatas may induce such attachment that using them for their intended purpose — stuffing them with candy to be hit by kids with a stick — may seem cruel and unconscionable. And the kids may cry. Giddy Giddy via Parent Hacks
5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes and Decorations — Psst! Halloween is this Sunday! If you somehow missed the memo, here are some suggestions to help you pull together last-minute costumes and decorations without the last-minute vibe. Sound Money Matters
Is your house haunted—or is it just drafty? — Sure, it's thrilling to think that your house may be haunted, but the non-paranormal explanation can cause a scare, too. Consumer Reports via The Consumerist
How to Slay Energy Vampires — They drain your energy even when they aren't live…they're energy vamps! (Or: internal clocks, display LEDs, battery chargers, etc.) Get Rich Slowly
Other Essential Reading
Seven Rules for an Enjoyable Retirement — Spend time on the people and activities that you like; focus on the experiences and memories! Free Money Finance
Your Credit Card Was Stolen - What Should You Do? — There are two important steps: report the crime to your credit card company ASAP, then file a police report. Green Panda Treehouse
5 Items for Your November Financial Checklist — Stores are trying to clear shelf space for new merchandise, so do your holiday shopping in the sale/clearance section. Personal Dividends
Should You Buy A Rental Car Insurance? — You may already be covered through your credit card company or your own auto insurance, so be sure to check before you buy rental care insurance. Moolanomy
13 Financial Frights — Lost a wallet? Get audited by the IRS? Plummeting house value? Here are the biggest financial nightmares and more importantly, their solutions. Kiplinger.