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An Easy Way to Save Money and Help the Environment

Found this money saving tip in the August issue of Consumer reports: $265. That's how much the average four-person household could save on its annual water bill by replacing a 5-gallon-per-minute showerhead with a good 2-gpm model. I have NO IDEA how many gallons per minute my showerhead delivers, but it has to be high. That thing blasts out the water like it's from a fire hose. […]

How to Leave a Job on Good Terms

This piece from MSNBC talks about how people are quitting jobs and burning bridges along the way, something most career experts would advise against doing. Down the article a bit is a small box with several tips to follow on how to leave a job on good terms. Their thoughts: Give two weeks’ notice. Both your past and future employer will consider it a plus. […]

The Number One Question a Resume Should Answer

We've talked about what Yahoo considers the #1 question a resume should answer (what benefit do you bring the employer) and now here's US News' thoughts on the same question: For each position, they answer the question: What did you accomplish in this job that someone else wouldn't have? I agree with them both. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of July 13

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 some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: This week's Best of Money Carnival was held at My Life ROI post was Why I Invest with Vanguard. […]

Ouch! Here's a Reason You Need to Be Very Conservative in Retirement Planning

CNN Money brings us this story of retirement planning gone wrong. Robert Bertrand had retirement all figured out. Here's where he stood: Retired in early 2006 at age 58 to live out his dream of playing on the Senior Professional Golf Tour. Had $425,000 socked away, plus another $500,000 or so in stock options. […]

My Jobs, Second Job a Winner

A few days ago I shared some of my career history by detailing my first job out of school. Today I want to continue this series by giving details on the second job I held after graduation. The second job I held was again for a Fortune 500 company, another top one in its field, but with a company culture that was far less dog-eat-dog in nature than job #1. […]

Will Having a Blog Grow Your Career?

Yesterday we talked about whether or not writing a book was a good career move. Today we'll discuss whether or not you should have a blog that covers your industry, area of expertise, etc. in order to enhance your career. I've actually been thinking about this issue for quite some time. […]

Net Worth Update: June 2009

It's been a couple months since I posted my last net worth update, so I thought I'd share what's up with our finances through June 2009. Here are the highlights: Net worth was up a measly 0.64% for June while the market was up 1.15% from the end of May. […]

Save 41% by Using Store Brands

I've detailed several times how we all can save a bundle of money by using store brands over the national brands. […]

Is Writing a Book a Good Career Move?

This piece from Smart Money asks an interesting question: Is a book the new business card? It's a question that's addressed to entrepreneurs in the article (which they answer "yes" -- that you can get a jump on your competitors by writing a book), but I want to approach it from a career standpoint. […]