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Eight Steps to Lower Your College Costs

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. […]

Ten Ways to Make Your Boss Love You (Or Two If You Prefer)

Smart Money lists ten ways to make your boss love you as follows: 1. Put in the Hours -- When It Counts2. Empathize3. Defuse a Bad Situation4. Be a Conduit5. Ask for Help6. Connect the Boss's Way7. Show Initiative8. Be Positive9. Make Like Mini-Me10. Get Your Face Time This is a decent list IMO and if you really want to do all 10 steps, have at it. […]

What I Have to Deal With

I don't write much about the ins and outs of having a blog because I assume most of you don't really care. As long as the site is up and continues to offer updates regularly, that's all that matters. And that's as it should be. After all, if the blog talks too much about blogging, it's not a personal finance blog now is it? […]

Carnivals for the Week of Nov 2

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week (and last -- I was traveling last week and missed this post) and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

How to Get the Best Deal on Cable or Satellite TV

Bible Money Matters has a great piece on how to get the best deal when signing up for cable or satellite TV. He details the process he went through to get a cable package that retails for $84.99/month for only $36.99/month and offers several tips along the way. […]

Americans Not Ready for Retirement

Here's a piece from MarketWatch about how your home equity figures into your retirement plans. But what struck me were these figures on what Americans have saved for retirement: The equity in your home represents a big part of your wealth. […]

Why Your Resume Gets Trashed

Yahoo lists the following reasons your resume may get trashed by potential employers: Numbers Don't Add Up -- If accomplishments can be quantified, do it -- but use discretion. Brandishing borderline performance numbers signals a lack of experience and bad judgment. Formality Takes a Vacation -- Don't succumb to the informality of email. […]

Using a Credit Card Properly

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management.  Getting the right credit card for the right reasons is half the battle. Using it correctly is the other half. When the perfect card arrives in the mail, sign it, activate it and pull the sticker off the front. But before you put it in your wallet and start using it, deny the credit card company the permission to market to you. […]

How the Recession Will Change Financial Behaviors

In its November issue, Consumer Reports listed the percentage of consumers who had changed spending practices since the recession hit and planned to continue them once it's over as follows: Buy only what you need -- 44% Put less on credit cards -- 42% Invest more safely -- 38% Put more into savings -- 35% Dine out less -- 22% Take cheaper vacations -- 22% Spend less on groceries -- […]

Marrying Your Financial Opposite

Here's a piece from MSN Money that says most people marry their financial opposite. They break the situation down as follows: Most people say their ideal mate would be someone whose money style is similar to their own. Despite this preference, people tend to marry their financial opposite. […]