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Nine Ways Parents Can Make College Pay Off

The following is excerpted from 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's See It All (an excellent book IMO -- I'll be featuring more of it in the weeks to come) by Professor Bill Coplin (AMACOM 2007). Today we'll cover nine of the 25 tips in the book -- the ones dealing with the parents' part of college planning. […]

What to Do When You Don't Get a Job Offer

Many of us have been there -- we really wanted a certain (new) job we were interviewing for, thought we had it (or at least had a great shot at it), were getting excited about it and then, bam!, we get a rejection note/letter/call. There's no nice way of saying it: it's a total bummer when this happens. Believe me, I know. I've been there. More on that in a minute. […]

When to Take Two Pages on Your Resume

While reading the Monster blog, I ran into this piece on bad job search advice. Point #2 stood out to me. It reads as follows: Stick to a one-page resume. Another bit of advice after a somewhat helpful review of my resume was to shorten it to one page. This piece of input really had me flummoxed. […]

Thumbs Down for Costco on This One

One way to save money on subscriptions, members, etc. -- anything that has an annual or regular fee -- is to let the membership expire if you don't need it for some time, then renew it once you do. For instance, let's say you shop at a warehouse club once every other month because you buy in bulk and you buy a lot when you go. […]

My Jobs, Working for a Maniac

A few days ago I shared some of my career history by detailing my second job out of school. Today I want to continue this series by giving details on the next position I held. If you recall, at the end of the last post in this series I talked about a few issues. Since these play a big role in my next job, let me reiterate them here. […]

Help a Reader: Knowing a Pastor's Salary

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a first -- a "Help a Reader" question with a Sunday-topic theme! […]

Top Ten Online Marketing Success Tips

Want to make some extra money with your own online business? Here are some great tips to help you get started. The following is excerpted with permission from e-Riches 2.0: Next-Generation Marketing Strategies for Making Millions Online by Scott Fox (AMACOM 2009). […]

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. […]