Best Money Tips: How to land (and keep!) a seasonal job

by Amy Lu on 2 November 2010 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we have tips on how to get a seasonal job and keep it after the holidays, make new things out of old T-shirts, organize your day on a Post-It, take great photos of your kids, and wean them off TV.

Top 5 Articles

How to Land a Seasonal Job – and Make It Permanent — Take seasonal jobs seriously. If you don't seem enthusiastic about getting the job, your employer-to-be won't be enthusiastic about hiring you. Money Talks News

Ten New Uses for Old T-Shirts — Old t-shirts have a lot of craft potential. Think quilts, scarves, necklaces, pillows, yarn, and even beanbags! Generation X Finance

If It Won't Fit On A Post-It, It Won't Fit In Your Day — I tend to panic for a few seconds when I see a massive to-do list, but a Post-It to-do? I can handle that. The 99 Percent via Lifehacker

6 Steps to Take 'Guerilla' Photos of your Children — You can bring the photograph's viewers closer to the children's world by taking photos at the kids' eye level. Digital Photography School

How To Wean Your Child Off TV — Introduce your kids to fun TV alternatives, like playing board games, doing arts and crafts, or dancing to funky children's songs. Parenting Squad

Other Essential Reading

Ten Lies You'll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream — When you tell people you want to dump a steady career to pursue your dreams, well-meaning friends and family may try to get you to reconsider. If you hear any of these arguments, feel free to disregard. MintLife

Five Steps to Make Hobbies Pay For Themselves — Hobbies can get expensive, but the hit to your budget won't be so hard if you can get back even a portion of the cost. Money Is Not Important

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again — When life gets complicated, here's how you simplify! Marc and Angel Hack Life

5 Questions to Ask Before You Take Out a Student Loan — If you must take out student loans (and do consider the other options first), only take out enough to cover the basics. You can go without the weekly pizza. Cash Money Life via Currency

24 Thrifty Tips for Frugal Spending — The readers of My Two Dollars chime in with their best frugality tips! My Two Dollars

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