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How to Get Someone to Accept Your LinkedIn Invitation

Once the domain of corporate types, LinkedIn is a must-have social network for everyone today no matter what career you have. The social network has done an incredible job curating interesting career-related content from top influencers, listing job opportunities, and giving people a path to connect with others on a professional level. […]

The 5 Best Meat Grinders

While fresh meat can be ground using other devices such as a food processor, there are quite a number of reasons why you should consider purchasing a dedicated meat grinder, especially if you grind meat regularly. Pre-packaged ground meats come from hundreds of different animals, and you can never be sure which parts are going into each package. […]

Turn Last Year's Taxes Into This Year's Financial Spring Cleaning

It's tax time again, the time of year when Americans sift through the pile of papers on or near (and sometimes in) their filing cabinets in search of those elusive tax documents. Where'd the W-2s go? What happened to the 1099 from the bank? It's also the time of year we promise to do a better job sorting and filing for next year's taxes. Make this year the year you keep that promise. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Food Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving on your food bill, painless ways to save for your next vacation, and phrases not to use at work. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save Money on Food Bill — To save money on your food bill, buy at bulk barns and grow your own herbs. […]

The 8 Best Places to Find Deals at the Mall

Shopping malls. Some are shrines to over-indulgence. Some will have you emptying your bank account faster than you can say "charge." And others, well, don't even go within 100 feet of them if you're planning to save money. In my hometown of Denver, that would be Cherry Creek mall. Very beautiful, very extravagant, and not one bargain anywhere within its luxurious walls. […]

10 Cheap Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, chest congestion, wheezing, coughing, asthma, nausea, headaches, lung disease, and even cancer are among the many afflictions that can be caused by indoor air pollution. Breathing dirty air can affect children, the elderly, and even unborn babies more quickly than others. […]

10 Places to Find Cheap, Good-Looking New Furniture

Finding affordable furniture doesn't mean you are relegated to college dorm decor or dumpster diving. Besides thrift stores, Craigslist, and garage sales, cheap-yet-attractive retail options do exist if you know where to look. Here are some great places to score some stylish furniture on a budget. (See also: How to Save on Patio Furniture) 1. […]

4 Ways to Avoid Tax Debt Stress

Money is a major source of stress for people, especially during the tax season, says Michael McKee, a clinical psychologist and the president of the International Stress Management Association. Add debt to the equation, and the whole situation can quickly become overwhelming. […]

50 Fun, Free Ways to Have a Great Time With Friends

Meeting friends for dinner and a movie is one way to spend a weekend night. But sometimes, you may not have the budget or the desire to hit the town. Fortunately, you don't have to venture out to have a good time. Whether you're getting together with three or ten of your closest friends, here are 50 fun, free things you can do when you invite friends over. […]

How to Stop Being Afraid and Live Your Dreams

Babe Ruth once said, "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." To achieve our dreams, we have to be committed and determined. The twin fears of failure and rejection keep many people from pursuing what they want — dream careers, loving relationships, passion projects, and even moving to a new city. Fear is a powerful deterrent, although we can also turn it into an ally and motivator. […]