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5 Fatal Assumptions of Job Seekers

Many people are job hunting these days. I have worked with job seekers for many years and have found that these five common assumptions frequently derail a job search.

Standout Stuff for Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Deciding what to put on and leave out of a resume can be perplexing. Professional goals should influence these decisions. But I have found that job hunters can intrigue potential b

Could Online Teaching Be For You?

It’s a new year and you need some supplementary income. Should you try online teaching? January 2010 makes the seventh year that I’ve been teaching online. It’s had its ups and dow

Book Review: Complicit - How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable

This week a government committee is investigating the cause of the financial crisis by interrogating bank titans what exactly went wrong. Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made th

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading: A Book Review

For many, time is money, and so it shouldn’t surprise me that there is now an official guide on how to read more in less time. I had always been curious about the science of speed

Build Your Own Small Business Empire in One Year: Empire Building Kit

If you're ready to create your own small business empire, then the Empire Building Kit may be the tool to help you do it.

The Best Way to Avoid the Worst Financial Problems

Simple living should be about enjoying the good stuff. So, rather than go into a bunch of things you can do to head off possible problems, I'm going to give you just one tool for a

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-Free Desserts

These gluten-free desserts are easy to make, delicious and cheaper than splurging on packaged dessert products in the store. Get re-acquainted with your sweet tooth, the gluten-fre

Best Money Tips: 9 Secret Ways to Persuade and Influence People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we offer 9 secret ways to get what you want, over 100 tips for saving money in 2010, and a killer guide to your first din

15 Cheap, Clever, and Attractive Ways to Save on Gift Wrapping Paper

Save some money on gift wrapping supplies this year by looking beyond the store gift wrap display and dressing your gifts in something out of the ordinary.

The AIG retreat pictures: Why it's worse than you think

AIG defended the $440,000 corporate retreat as a reward for their independent brokers. But just a few years ago AIG got in trouble for bribing independent brokers to betray their c

Best Money Tips: Get a Second Job and Quit Whining About Debt?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the best way to get out of debt, 15 ways to slash retirement spending, and how to make wallpaper decals!

The new face of poverty is fat

Twenty years ago, I parked at a supermarket, near where a poor family had just parked. I knew they were poor, because they looked like poor folks are supposed to look: Their clot

How to Buy and Prepare Fresh Fish

Learn how to choose the freshest fish and add this delicious and healthy protein to your diet.

Buy-and-Hold Investing: 4 Ways to Make It More Effective

The media is saying buy and hold is dead thanks to some fuzzy math and misinterpretation of what "long term" means. But here are four strategies that can turn buy and hold from a b

The scams and cons that could clean you out.

Scam artists can sneak up on your when you least expect it. Arm yourself (and your money) from these potential pickpockets.

Best Money Tips: Tips and Tricks to Combat Cooking Burnout

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we tell you how to become inspired with your meals again, what a little bit of chalkboard paint can do for a worn-out cha

Cash for Appliances: Get a Cash Rebate for Buying New Appliances

Last year the Cash for Clunkers program gave out billions of dollars in rebates for purchasing new cars. This spring a smaller rebate program called Cash for Appliances is rolling

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done! When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in

The 2010 Gift Wrapping Challenge

In 2009, a friend and I successfully met a challenge to wrap all gifts with alternatives to new gift paper and gift bags. Here are the results of the challenge, along with a few ti