August 8, 2014

Your Resume Sucks — Try One of These Instead

Of all the things you might need for a successful job search, a good resume has historically been the most essential. The problem is, most resumes look pretty much the same and that can make it hard to get noticed by potential employers. In fact, as someone who's spent time reviewing job applicants, I can tell you that it doesn't take long for all those resumes to start blurring together. […]

Best Money Tips: Dining Hacks From Restaurant Insiders

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on dining hacks from restaurant insiders, reconsidering the college investment, and tools to help you find the cheapest textbooks. Top 5 Articles 12 Drinking and Dining Hacks From Restaurant Insiders — When drinking or dining out, save money by skipping the pricey liquor and only ordering an appetizer. […]

Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing! It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some point. If you’ve never rented a car, it may seem like a somewhat daunting task. […]

Beware the Inspirational Story or Your Wallet Will Suffer

The events that happened throughout my life, the paths that got me to where I am today, present an interesting story. I refer back to pieces of this story once in a while here on Consumerism Commentary but I never focus on it, nor do I ever really provide a complete narrative. When I write, I prefer to focus on things external to me. […]

11 Food Additives You're Probably Eating Every Day (and What They Do)

My grandparents grew up in a time and place when they knew exactly where their food came from: their own backyard. That kind of transparency seems almost unimaginable to me. The carton of milk I buy might have been sourced from hundreds — or even thousands — of animals. The apples I carefully select tell me only the country or state in which they were grown. […]

From the Scarcity Mindset to the Abundance Mindset

Four years ago, I wrote a very brief article on the idea of scarcity and abundance mindsets. At the time, it was an idea that was pretty fresh in my head, and so I didn’t yet have the opportunity to really cover it with any depth. […]

8 Organizations That REALLY Can Help You With Your Debt

Pinpointing the exact moment you got over your head in debt may be tricky. But if you suspect you're never going to pay off your loans without a drastic change in circumstances, then you are likely stuck in a bad spot. You may need to seek outside help, and that means being careful to avoid shady companies that promise to make you debt-free quickly and painlessly. […]

Ask the Readers: What is your personal finance calculus?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When Donna Freedman tackled the subject of teaching our children about money last week, GetAGrip challenged the premise that parents teach and children learn: “All sounds pretty, teach them all this information and they will use it, right? […]

6 Self Help Mantras That Actually Hurt

Sometimes, self-help isn't. While there are loads of excellent strategies out there for improving yourself and your life in all kinds of different areas, there are a few fairly common self-help mandates that may not work as well as they should. […]

Six Rookie Landlord Mistakes

Money magazine lists six rookie landlord mistakes as follows: No. 1: Underestimating costsNo. 2: Breaking the lawNo. 3: Skimping on vetting prospective tenantsNo. 4: Ignoring renters insurance policiesNo. 5: Failing to check out the property regularlyNo. 6: Going DIY at tax time My take on these: I always estimate high on costs and low on revenue whenever I look at a property. […]