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The One Thing that Makes a Winning Resume

Ok, so the title's a bit misleading. There are several parts that go into making a winning resume. That said, there's one specific part that is greater than all the others. Here's how Yahoo describes it: Tantalize them with a bulleted list of specific achievements. […]

A New Perspective

The following is a guest post from Glen Allsopp from PluginID. We are a generation abundant in such fine qualities as impatience, greed, and the need for a quick-fix. The "magic pill" if you like. When it comes to making money, we're the same. We want the quick, easy, cash generation solution rather than something we have to work for. […]

How to Save $10k in 10 Months While Making a Low Wage in an Expensive City

I get all sorts of "I can't save that much" comments quite often here. That's why I post examples of how people have gotten rich (or at least well off) despite the fact that they didn't/don't earn very much money. The key? Spending less than they earned. And if they can do it, so can others (including you, Mr. […]

I Got My New Schwab Visa

Just a quick note to let you all know I received my 2% Schwab Visa credit card this past weekend. I called to activate the card, then called another number (a pain, why couldn't it be the same number?) to link it to my Schwab brokerage account. Now I'm ready to charge away! I'll keep you all updated on the card if anything interesting occurs. […]

To Buy American or Not Buy American

US News gives some thoughts on when it's fine to buy American-made cars. Considering what's going on with the viability of the companies, it seems like a timely issue. Their six suggestions to consider include: Evaluate the model, not the manufacturer. Beware the best bargains. Discount discontinued models. Think about service and warranties. Don't forget about gas prices. […]

Investment Strategies Part 2: Use Correlation to Define Asset Classes

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Part one of this series was titled Investment Strategies Part 1: Rebalance into Stable Investments in an Appreciating Market. To boost returns and protect your investments, you can use the investment metric called correlation. […]

Change You Can Believe In

A couple weeks ago I took a business trip in my car for a meeting. I drove 5 1/2 hours one way, had a two-hour meeting, then drove back 5 1/2 hours. It was a nice drive and I got to catch up on a lot of audio books I've wanted to read. Part of the drive was on the Ohio Turnpike. At the end of each turnpike leg, I had to pay a toll. So I reached into my ash tray to pull out some change. […]

How Do You Decide When to Get a New Car?

Here's an interesting piece from the Wall Street Journal that goes through the issues a husband and wife consider about when to get a new car. It made me think about the process we all go through when deciding whether or not we should buy a new car. I'll tell you what we do, then you can do the same in the comments below. Here goes: 1. […]

10 Great Money Posts

The Best of Money Carnival #2 is up at Debt Free Adventure. This one's even better than last week and features the 10 best money posts from the last week. Check it out if you want some good stuff on money. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, 55 Best Ways To Save Money: Frugal Ideas From Our Readers! […]