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Paul Michael

An adman with inside knowledge, I'll steer you to wiser choices.

Latest articles by Paul Michael

8 "Free" Things That Aren't

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. For these other so-called freebies, "free" might actually cost you a pretty penny.

12 Lessons in Manners From Around the World

Don't tip in Tokyo and don't bring wine to a dinner party in Paris. Follow these and 10 other tips in etiquette to stay classy wherever you are.

12 Entry Level Jobs With Surprisingly High Salaries

There's no need to struggle right out of school if you land one of these high paying entry level jobs.

10 New Year Money Resolutions Anyone Can Keep

This New Year, make some resolutions you can actually keep — and that will actually help your finances..

10 Gifts Everybody Gets, But Nobody Wants

Scented candles, tacky pajamas...we've all gotten at least a few of these duddy holiday gifts.

10 Things You Can Totally Regift — And 7 Things You Shouldn't

What to do with those unused candles, frying pans, or ugly sweaters? Regift them, of course!

11 Great Life Hacks Your Grandparents Forgot to Share With You

While modern technology has made life easier, there are still some incredible life hacks our grandparents used to use. And we should, too!

25 Major Retailers That Give Employees Time Off for Thanksgiving

For some stores, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving. These major retailers are fighting back — and keeping employees home for the holiday.

8 Green Products That Aren't

Pretty packaging may boast an eco-friendly product, but too often green is only skin deep. Beware of greenwashing!

8 Career Mistakes to Stop Making by 30

By age 30, you should know better than to make any of these career mistakes. If not, soon you may be looking for another career.

10 Smart Household Uses for Rope

Rope is so versatile for holding things in place, but you can also use it for great home decor, too. Get your knot on!

12 Smart Uses for Safety Pins

The humble safety pin can do more than just conceal clothing tears. Dig a couple out from the bottom of the drawer and put them to work!

8 Best Hobbies for Introverts

Who says you have to be a social butterfly to have fun? These great hobbies are perfect for introverts.

6 Extreme Job Interview Tactics That Worked

Get up and walk out of a job interview? Sure, that worked and so did these other insane interview tricks. How far will you go for a job?

Video Resumes and 5 Other Cool Tricks to Land the Job

Stand out from the masses with these clever and creative job-hunting tactics. You're hired!

9 Unusual Jobs Technology Destroyed

They took our jerbs! Technology is amazing — and the reason it's hard to be a leech collector or gandy dancer these days.

9 Ways to Actually Enjoy Leftover Pizza

Does anybody really enjoy cold, day old pizza? Take leftover pizza to the next level with some clever, simple, and delicious recipes.

8 Office Mistakes Everyone Makes But Doesn't Talk About

Shake your head all you want, we know you're guilty of these office faux pas. We all are!

Never Order Fish on Mondays and 7 Other Bad Days to Buy Stuff

Mark your calendar and hide your wallet. These shopping days of the week, month, and even year come with higher prices and lower quality.

9 Crazy Investments of the Rich and Famous

The rich and famous are no strangers to wild money matters. Do any of these crazy investments ring a bell?