October 15, 2013

Always Something There to Remind Me

A while back, I was given a “gratitude journal” by a friend. The journal was made up of 365 blank pages, each consisting of a list numbered one to five. On each page, at the end of the day, you were supposed to write five things that you were grateful for in your life. […]

Going back to school? Nontraditional students face special hurdles

Miranda MarquitWhen most of us think of college students, we picture young adults between the ages of 18 and 23. But according to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics, 21 percent of U.S. college students in the 2011 school year were over the age of 30. You’d think with that with so [...]Going back to school? […]

Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

Auto insurance is one of the necessities in life, and unfortunately it can be quite costly. Of course, you could try to skimp by going without insurance, but you risk losing everything, there are several types of insurance that everyone must have. So, since it is your legal obligation to have adequate coverage, you can […] […]

The Curse of Entitlement

All of us feel a sense of entitlement sometimes. We feel we have a right to the best medical treatment. We feel we have a right to a better position at work because we earned it. We feel we should have the larger bedroom because we’re the one who put in more leg work to find the apartment. […]

Precise offers and the art of haggling

Claes BellNegotiating prices is an important skill to have, and not just for those times when you visit countries where haggling over small purchases is common practice. While most day-to-day purchases aren’t negotiable in this country in the same way they are in Latin America and Asia, most of the really significant ones are. […]

For fraudsters, no target too small

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. A lot of people I know get at least part of their income from a side business. For instance, before I quit my job, I was freelance-writing on the side. I have friends who give private yoga lessons, who sell handmade items on Etsy, and who pet-sit. Before my mom retired, she started her sewing business and sold clothing online and at trade shows. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Fall Activities?

While you can do most activities any time of the year, some things just scream FALL! Making seasonal treats and Halloween crafts are great indoor fun, while pumpkin patch fests and corn field mazes are excellent ways to enjoy the outdoors before winter sets in. What are your favorite fall activities? Do you have any yearly autumn traditions? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 10/15

Free App of the Day: Terrific Tic Tac Toe HD Fun and animated version of the classic children's game brings you three themes and three difficulty levels. […]

8 All-Natural Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles

The day after the first time I ever lifted weights, my muscles were so sore that it was almost too painful to sit down. That was actually pretty handy, because I didn't have the strength to stand back up again unless I had something to hold on to. I may have overdone it a little. It wouldn't be the first time. […]

Stuff We Love: A Lifefactory Reusable Glass Water Bottle

Since high school I’ve carried a water bottle with me just about everywhere. Through my early work years Nalgene was the bottle of choice — until it was revealed that there was the hormone altering chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in them. At that time I switched to stainless steel reusable bottles, which I loved because I felt that they were the safest option for a chemical free water bottle. […]

Best Money Tips: Cut the Cost of Raising Kids

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on cutting the cost of raising kids, if seniors should get life insurance, and organizing your money and your mind. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Raising Kids — To cut the cost of raising kids, by in bulk and use coupons when shopping for food. […]

5 Ways to Break Your Social Media Habit

The United States alone wastes 260,060 years on social media every month. Take a week and pay attention to how much time you spend on social media. Now convert that into some unit of time that you could be spending doing something else. How many hikes could you take? How many books could you read? How many novels could you write? Scientists are only beginning to study Internet addiction. […]

Six Figure Interviews 1

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]