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Questions About Blenders, Cold Cuts, Books, Allowances, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Excessive unpaid overtime 2. Buy it for life: blender 3. Ashamed of cheapness 4. Basics of income taxes 5. Trade school questions 6. Getting mortgage with other debt 7. Are extra mortgage payments savings? 8. […]

Questions About Blenders, Cold Cuts, Books, Allowances, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Excessive unpaid overtime 2. Buy it for life: blender 3. Ashamed of cheapness 4. Basics of income taxes 5. Trade school questions 6. Getting mortgage with other debt 7. Are extra mortgage payments savings? 8. […]

Building a Nest Egg Out of Acorns

The Acorns app rounds up your credit and debit card charges to the next dollar, and invests the difference. Photo: Acorns Let’s face it, investing in the future is no easy task. Taking money that you could spend right now and socking it away for decades takes discipline. […]

Building a Nest Egg Out of Acorns

The Acorns app rounds up your credit and debit card charges to the next dollar, and invests the difference. Photo: Acorns Let’s face it, investing in the future is no easy task. Taking money that you could spend right now and socking it away for decades takes discipline. […]

13 Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

In addition to the flexibility of a retail job, Starbucks offers a tuition reimbursement option. Photo: Starbucks Working during college is a great way to reduce your student loan debt while still in school, not to mention beef up your resume a bit. […]

13 Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

In addition to the flexibility of a retail job, Starbucks offers a tuition reimbursement option. Photo: Starbucks Working during college is a great way to reduce your student loan debt while still in school, not to mention beef up your resume a bit. […]

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning

Your first step? Compile your favorite recipes, whether it’s on note cards or an iPad. Photo: OtterBox When the alarm sounds each morning, it’s time to hit the ground running. It doesn’t matter if you’re well rested or are in desperate need of a few more hours cuddling the pillow. […]

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning

Your first step? Compile your favorite recipes, whether it’s on note cards or an iPad. Photo: OtterBox When the alarm sounds each morning, it’s time to hit the ground running. It doesn’t matter if you’re well rested or are in desperate need of a few more hours cuddling the pillow. […]

Seven Ways to Motivate Employees

In the famous scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is brought in as a corporate consultant from “the big boys downtown.” His condescending demeanor, crude and insulting language, and intimidating presence are meant to motivate an underperforming sales team and scare them into doing better. Among other things Baldwin does to insult the sales reps, he reveals some harsh changes to the mont […]

Seven Ways to Motivate Employees

In the famous scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is brought in as a corporate consultant from “the big boys downtown.” His condescending demeanor, crude and insulting language, and intimidating presence are meant to motivate an underperforming sales team and scare them into doing better. Among other things Baldwin does to insult the sales reps, he reveals some harsh changes to the mont […]