organize http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8017/all en-US Best Money Tips: Organize and Simplify Your Bills http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-organize-and-simplify-your-bills <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-organize-and-simplify-your-bills" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/finances-451642217.jpg" alt="paperwork" title="paperwork" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on organizing and simplifying your bills, unexpected expenses to keep in mind, and making a restaurant menu work in your favor.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/easy-ways-to-organize-and-simplify-your-bills/">8 Easy Ways to Organize and Simplify Your Bills</a> &mdash; When organizing and simplifying your bills, it is important to update your account settings and organize your office area. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Unexpected-Expenses-26475722">Unexpected Expenses to Keep in Mind (and Avoid) in 2014</a> &mdash; Be pepared for expenses such as health-related bills and home or car repairs this year. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thewisdomjournal.com/Blog/7-secrets-restaurant-menu/#sthash.OlALiGPk.s0uvEV2b.dpbs">7 Secrets To Making a Restaurant Menu Work In Your Favor</a> &mdash; Splitting meals and drinking water can enable you to make a restaurant menu work in your favor. [The Wisdom Journal]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/01/03/the-one-page-guide-to-financial-independence/">The one-page guide to financial independence</a> &mdash; To save money and gain financial independence, minimize your spending by reducing your use of motor vehicles and living in an area with a low cost of living. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://microblogger.com/7-bloggers-share-outsourcing-strategies/">You&#39;re outsourcing wrong: 7 experts explain how to delegate the right way</a> &mdash; If you plan on delegating your tasks to someone else, remember to be very detailed when giving instructions. [Microblogger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-rent-your-car-out-for-10hour/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePennyHoarder+%28The+Penny+Hoarder%29">How to Rent Your Car Out for $10/Hour</a> &mdash; Did you know websites like RelayRides.com and GetAround.com can help you rent out your car for extra cash? [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/make-plan-next-year-avoid-holiday-budget-crunch/">Make a Plan for Next Year and Avoid the Holiday Budget Crunch</a> &mdash; To prepare for the holidays, add up what you spent this last holiday season and try to save up enough money to exceed that number by 10% for the next holiday season. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2014/01/make-magic-happen-this-year/">Make magic happen this year</a> &mdash; Achieve your goals this year by starting small but thinking big. [DINKS Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2013/12/30/buying-the-right-snow-blower/">Buying the Righ Snow Blower</a> &mdash; A gas snowblower may be the best option for you if you have a large amount of snow you need to move. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/stuff-we-love-graco-pack-n-play">Stuff We Love: Graco Pack &#39;n Play</a> &mdash; If you have a newborn or your baby just started crawling, the Graco Pack &#39;n Play may be a good investment for you! [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-organize-and-simplify-your-bills">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/how-late-payments-affect-your-credit">How Late Payments Affect Your Credit</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/13-financial-gifts-to-give-yourself-this-holiday-season">13 Financial Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season</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/6-money-moves-you-can-make-while-stuck-in-an-endless-tsa-line">6 Money Moves You Can Make While Stuck in an Endless TSA Line</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/10-ways-you-disrespect-your-money">10 Ways You Disrespect Your Money</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/heres-why-you-shouldnt-freak-out-if-you-miss-a-payment-due-date">Here&#039;s Why You Shouldn&#039;t Freak Out If You Miss a Payment Due Date</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips bills organize simplify Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:00:09 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1110205 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your PC http://www.wisebread.com/6-easy-ways-to-spring-clean-your-pc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-easy-ways-to-spring-clean-your-pc" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pc.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="250" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With all the hustle and bustle of the new season, it may be easy to forget about one important item in your home that could really benefit from a good spring cleaning &mdash; your PC! Before you go another day with clutter or dirt dragging your performance down, check out two of the <a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/03/6-simple-ways-to-clean-up-your-pc.html">six tips we shared</a> at My LifeScoop to help you clean up your act!</p> <h2>Clean That Screen</h2> <p>Don't wait until a stranger at the airport asks about the menacing blob on your laptop screen before you do something about it. Take time weekly to shine it up the right way: Mix &frac12; part distilled water and &frac12; part white vinegar for an affordable alternative to the store-bought stuff. Spray a clean rag (old T-shirts work well) lightly with the solution. With your PC turned off and disconnected from an outlet, gently buff the screen until all the gunk is gone. (Note: Plasmas may have special considerations to prevent voiding the manufacturer's warranty. Consult the manual for the details.)</p> <h2>Trim the Temporary</h2> <p>Every time you visit a website, your browser may be holding on to various files and data paths that you'll probably never need again &mdash; and each of these can take up valuable space on your computer. If you cruise the web often (more than an hour or so a day), get into the habit of clearing all temp files, cookies, and cached pages at least once a week. Each browser will have slightly different methods for getting the job done, but most likely you'll find a &quot;Tools&quot; drop down from your browser command bar that can get you headed in the right direction. (Google searches for the name of your browser and either &quot;Delete Files,&quot; &quot;Delete Cookies&quot; or &quot;Clear Private Data&quot; should get you adequate info to do the job right.)</p> <p><em><strong>Looking to finish the job? We have all the tips in one place (including a nifty how-to video), over at the </strong></em><a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/03/6-simple-ways-to-clean-up-your-pc.html"><em><strong>full My LifeScoop article.</strong></em></a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-easy-ways-to-spring-clean-your-pc">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-2"> <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/boost-your-computers-ram-in-seconds-very-easy">Boost your computer&#039;s RAM in seconds. Very easy.</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/5-benefits-of-a-task-management-system">5 Benefits of a Task Management System</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/3-ways-technology-makes-personal-finances-easier">3 Ways Technology Makes Personal Finances Easier</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/quick-vista-hack-to-get-you-browsing-at-high-speed-again">Quick Vista Hack to Get You Browsing at High-Speed Again</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/7-essential-tools-for-getting-work-done-anywhere">7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology clean lifescoop organize PC Tue, 06 Apr 2010 15:06:31 +0000 Linsey Knerl 24047 at http://www.wisebread.com Woo-hoo for Wufoo! http://www.wisebread.com/woo-hoo-for-wufoo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/woo-hoo-for-wufoo" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/wufoo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="202" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How many guys does it take to make the hassles of technology A LOT easier? Apparently only three really innovative ones.</p> <p>I recently felt the pressure by both peers and professionals to &ldquo;get a website.&rdquo; Well, as I discovered, it&rsquo;s not that easy to just &ldquo;get one.&rdquo; Not to mention that if you are going to have it, it might as well be useful. A simple homepage just sitting around isn&rsquo;t enough these days.</p> <p>Website marketing gurus will all agree that if you&rsquo;re not collecting information from visitors, your website is wasting away in cyberspace. So, after researching what seemed like a dozen options, I built my site in iWeb on my Mac. As a side note: some other options that seemed efficient and stylish were Homestead, Yahoo Site Builder and Website Tonight (by Go Daddy).</p> <p>After much tedious tinkering, I got my website and blog up and running. However, iWeb doesn&rsquo;t have a way to collect information. Enter Wufoo (<a title="www.wufoo.com" href="http://www.wufoo.com">www.wufoo.com</a>)! This program is free for the most basic version, and it&rsquo;s awesome. But if you want to upgrade, it's more than reasonable! Wufoo lets you easily (gotta love the drag and drop interface) create totally attractive and useful forms, surveys, registration forms for workshops or meetings, invitations and more to put on your website, or just use for personal stuff.</p> <p>You can customize them to fit the look and feel of your website. Not only that, but the back-end user panel is like a little worker bee in itself. You can organize the information, e-mail people you wan to fill out your forms, run reports and the list goes on. Stored information can be exported it into an Excel or other file to put all that good stuff to work. If you don&rsquo;t want to bother, it&rsquo;s no problem. Your form-building friends at Wufoo have it covered. They can e-mail you the entries or you can subscribe to them as an RSS feed.</p> <p>A newer feature allows you to take orders if you sell a product or service because they&rsquo;ve integrated with Paypal, Google Checkout and Authorize.net.</p> <p>It didn&rsquo;t occur to me until I was using it for my site, but this form building and organizing program is just as helpful for personal data too. Create a form to track your daily diet log, manage your to do lists, house inventory, etc. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Check out some of their examples at: <a title="http://wufoo.com/examples/" href="http://wufoo.com/examples/">http://wufoo.com/examples/</a>.</p> <p>Ok, by now you can clearly see I&rsquo;m pimping this product. I should state here and now, although it may seem like it, I don&rsquo;t work for them and have no affiliation. But, I would if they wanted to add a chick to their brainy trio.</p> <p>You&rsquo;re gonna have to see this one for yourself to believe it Wise Bread smarties. Go ahead. I dare you. Make one form and see if you can stop.</p> <p>You can check out the examples on my website at: <a title="www.amybscher.com" href="http://www.amybscher.com">www.amybscher.com</a>.<br /> I made a form on the contact page so no one would have my e-mail address. And, on my blog, I linked a form to a button that allows you to subscribe via e-mail to my blog.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-b-scher">Amy B. Scher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/woo-hoo-for-wufoo">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-4"> <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/do-you-own-a-domain-name-that-s-worth-a-fortune">Do You Own a Domain Name That’s Worth a Fortune?</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-innovative-but-obscure-sites-that-put-money-in-your-pocket">10 Innovative But Obscure Sites That Put Money In Your Pocket</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/website-101-how-to-build-a-site-and-get-it-online">Website 101: How to Build a Site and Get It Online</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/6-easy-ways-to-spring-clean-your-pc">6 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your PC</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/get-paid-for-your-psychic-skills-at-predictify">Get Paid for your Psychic Skills at Predictify</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology forms organize website Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:29:11 +0000 Amy B. Scher 1302 at http://www.wisebread.com