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How four families survived lean times

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Because I couldn’t meet my self-imposed cash budget of $500 in the month of October, I had to use other sources to meet our overage. But despite having lived under tight financial circumstances throughout some periods my life, I have always had enough to get by and things haven’t been (well, usually they haven’t been) too stressful for me. […]

Thank You, Fate!

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Most of us think of Thanksgiving as an American tradition. But it was most likely brought over by English settlers, since such holidays existed in the Old World and elsewhere for centuries. It began as a harvest festival – a way to thank the heavens for the edible plants on earth. […]

Thank You, Fate!

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Most of us think of Thanksgiving as an American tradition. But it was most likely brought over by English settlers, since such holidays existed in the Old World and elsewhere for centuries. It began as a harvest festival – a way to thank the heavens for the edible plants on earth. […]

How does a strong dollar affect you?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. You have probably heard it before: At the end of yet another melancholy rant about how bad things are in America, someone inevitably adds “… and then the dollar is so weak, too.” Well, lament no longer because the dollar recently reached a seven-year high. How is the dollar measured? The U.S. dollar is used to measure so many things. […]

How does a strong dollar affect you?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. You have probably heard it before: At the end of yet another melancholy rant about how bad things are in America, someone inevitably adds “… and then the dollar is so weak, too.” Well, lament no longer because the dollar recently reached a seven-year high. How is the dollar measured? The U.S. dollar is used to measure so many things. […]

What to buy on Black Friday

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Want to start a fight? Announce that you’ll be shopping on Thanksgiving Day. A whole bunch of folks will likely sigh and mourn the once-was-sacred Thanksgiving dinner with family. Why, they’ll ask, would anyone want to shop on this day? […]

What to buy on Black Friday

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Want to start a fight? Announce that you’ll be shopping on Thanksgiving Day. A whole bunch of folks will likely sigh and mourn the once-was-sacred Thanksgiving dinner with family. Why, they’ll ask, would anyone want to shop on this day? […]

Preparing financially for a job search

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Looking for a new job is a multi-faceted process. Many of the aspects of career-building that I have been discussing recently are applicable even if you are just trying to keep a job you already have. But laying the groundwork for a successful job search is about more than just your reputation. […]

Ask the Readers: Where can you get a last-minute seasonal job?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expected to be much better than in recent years. […]

Ask the Readers: Where can you get a last-minute seasonal job?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expected to be much better than in recent years. […]