writing for wise bread http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11404/all en-US Welcome Janet Al-Saad, Wise Bread's New Senior Editor http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/welcome-notebook-desk-Dollarphotoclub_66689899.jpg" alt="welcome notebook" title="welcome notebook" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wise Bread is growing, and we're expanding our team to help bring our message of financial wisdom to an even larger audience. Help us welcome our new Senior Editor of Personal Finance, Janet Al-Saad. She'll use her extensive background in financial journalism to direct all investing and personal finance content for the site.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/janet-photo_0.jpg" width="200" height="299" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;margin: 5px 15px 15px 0;" align="left" alt="" />Janet was previously Managing Editor of Mint.com and Quicken, overseeing the award-winning blogs of the world's largest personal finance tools. There, she doubled site traffic and expanded the brands' social presence, all while managing over thirty writers and helping win a Webby Award. She collaborated with NYT best-selling authors and financial experts,<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">such as Dan Solin, Jean Chatzky, Chris Elliott, and Beth Kobliner to bring Mint and Quicken's expertise to the public.</span></p> <p>Janet has also been Contributing Editor and On-Camera Host for TheStreet, where she delivered daily on-camera reports from the NYSE and NASDAQ, and interviewed the CEOs of F500 companies, US Senators, and Governors. Janet oversaw synchronicity between the written and video operations, and authored and edited articles on everything from M&amp;A to personal finance.</p> <p>At First Business, Janet was a reporter and co-anchor for a nationally syndicated business news show appearing in over 70 US markets. She interviewed economists, traders, and fund managers on national TV.</p> <p>Earlier, she was U.S. News Editor of Reuters-BreakingViews, a financial commentary service appearing in major global newspapers, such as The Wall Street Journal and the London Telegraph. She also worked in finance, as Director of Communications for PEAK6 Investments/OptionsHouse.com, being instrumental in the launch of WeSeed.com, OptionsHouse,com, and the Options News Network.</p> <p>Janet's written work has appeared in the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Men's Health, and she is a frequent source for major media. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Alabama, and has been invited to speak at major conferences, such as CES. Additionally, she has been an editor, writer, and on-camera host for financial services giants ranging from JPMorgan Chase, Franklin Templeton and Allstate to UBS and American Express. Janet holds an MBA in Global Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and is the founder of personal finance blog, <a href="http://fivetentwentyclub.com/">FiveTenTwentyClub.com</a>.</p> <p>Please help us give Janet a warm welcome to the Wise Bread community!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/joe-epstein">Joe Epstein</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-810-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/10, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat for a Chance to Win Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-83-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/3, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-727-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/27, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-15-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-200-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/5, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $200 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements Wise Bread writing for wise bread Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:00:05 +0000 Joe Epstein 1287566 at http://www.wisebread.com The Power of Change: A Frugal Move to Wise Bread http://www.wisebread.com/the-power-of-change-a-frugal-move-to-wise-bread <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-power-of-change-a-frugal-move-to-wise-bread" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/money shot 001.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have a new home on the Internet &mdash; Wisebread.com &mdash; and the move is part of my frugal strategy. Quite simply, as a long-time frugal blogger, I&rsquo;ve hit the conservation and delete button. I&rsquo;m saving my energy and getting greater mileage from my online presence.</p> <p>Here's what I've learned:</p> <h2>Join a Co-op</h2> <p>Community efforts and joint projects can increase our professional and personal accounts. For instance, as a shopper I participate in an <a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2007/03/beyond-cash-other-perks-of-my-organic.html">organic co-op</a> that saves money because the cost of a large shipment of organic fruits and vegetables is shared by a large group. We share the expense; we share the discount. My family also plans to participate in a community <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/growing-my-own-food-in-my-apartment">garden</a> in which we&rsquo;ll share the labor and the harvest.</p> <p>Likewise, as a writer, I participated in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Live-Large-Small-Budget/dp/160239704X">10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget</a>, a Wise Bread project that was shared by about 40 writers. As consumers, we can save money by sharing tools, babysitters, clothing and books.</p> <p><em>The Lesson: </em>Group efforts and co-ops are frugal uses of time and money.</p> <h2>Specialize</h2> <p>As the founder of the <a href="http://sharonhr.blogspot.com">Frugal Duchess blog</a>, I was a one-woman shop, responsible for writing, editing, formatting, designing, ad sales, marketing and networking. That&rsquo;s a lot of hats for one person to wear, especially given the other roles in my life: mother of three, syndicated <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705337432/Frugal-Duchess-Kicking-the-costs-of-bad-habits.html">newspaper columnist</a>, in-house writer for a large nonprofit, poet and author of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/her-royal-highness-speaks-an-interview-with-the-frugal-duchess">The Frugal Duchess: How to Live Well and Save</a>. Those duties exhausted me, and I struggled under daily and hourly pressures to update my blog with great content. But as part of the Wise Bread team, I can specialize in the task that I do best: writing and reporting. It&rsquo;s a better use of my time, and specialization will free up time and energy for other professional and creative opportunities.</p> <p><em>The Lesson: </em>To earn more, sometimes you have to do less.</p> <h2>Networking</h2> <p>In addition to my Frugal Duchess newspaper column, I have teamed up with <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/myscha-theriault">Myscha Theriualt</a>, another Wise Bread blogger to write an <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-travel-save-food-weboct01,0,5478850.story">internationally frugal travel column</a> from McClatchy Tribune news service, which is being picked up by a number of well-known newspapers (online and print). Our joint efforts have led to additional networking opportunities. In business, art and friendship, networking is a valuable tool that provides introduction, resources and education.</p> <p><em>The Lesson: </em>Networking cuts through the red tape that can tie up money, time and other resources.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugal-duchess">Frugal Duchess</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-power-of-change-a-frugal-move-to-wise-bread">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/retail-job-lessons-learning">Seven Lessons Learned from Working Retail</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-jobs-for-people-who-hate-the-9-5">10 Great Jobs for People Who Hate the 9-5</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-questions-to-ask-before-you-take-a-job-offer">12 Questions to Ask Before You Take a Job Offer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-are-what-you-do-16-ways-to-improve-your-body-language">You Are What You Do: 16 Ways to Improve Your Body Language</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-cool-jobs-for-book-lovers">17 Cool Jobs for Book Lovers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income writing for wise bread Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:00:02 +0000 Frugal Duchess 3729 at http://www.wisebread.com