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Tisha Tolar

Tisha is full-time freelance writer and co-owns Trifecta Strategies, LLC, an online content creation and management company. She specializes in original articles, blogs, and web content.

Latest articles by Tisha Tolar

15 Bad Networking Habits That Will Kill Your Job Prospects

Networking is important to a successful job search, but if you're guilty of any of these habits and gaffes, you're better off staying home to answer Craigslist ads.

13 Things Successful People Do Every Morning

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then maybe morning is the most important time of the day, especially if you're aiming for success.

13 Things You Must Inspect Before Signing a Rental Agreement

Before you sign a lease, inspect the property carefully using this checklist. If you don't, you could be on the hook for big expenses when you move out.

Get a Great Container Garden Started With This Guide

It may be cold now, but you can get started on your summer vegetable garden with this collection of container basics.

25 Ways to Slow Down and Actually Appreciate the Holidays

The pressure is on from now to the end of the year, but it doesn't have to be. Revise your holiday wishes and try these tricks to make the season a celebration instead of a grind.

5 Things Your Teen Needs (or Doesn’t Need) in a Bank Account

Whether managing income from gifts, chores, or a part time job, teach your teen about saving and personal finance at the same time you teach them about banking services and fees.

How to Get Back on Track When You're Behind on Your Bills

The bills are punctual, but your payments keep leaving late. Get ahead of your payables by knowing what you owe and making a plan to pay it.

8 Financial To-Do's for College Freshmen

Don't make college more expensive than it already is with bad financial habits. Learn these fundamental money lessons before you head off to class.

Leave Town Fast: Essentials for Making a Last-Minute Move

If you have to leave town in a hurry, get you and your stuff from here to there with these tricks for relocating on a short deadline.

6 Back-to-School Items You Should Always Shop for at the Thrift Store

Back-to-school sales are great, but thrift stores are even better. Discover the best gently used items to buy for your kids.

8 Things You Must Do to Throw a Frugal, Fun Backyard Party

All too soon, the leaves will have turned and Halloween will be on the horizon. Enjoy what's left of summer with an easy-to-plan backyard get-together.

5 Reasons to Travel Off the Beaten Path

Want to travel without the hassle and the expense? Explore the road less traveled for privacy, peace of mind, and cheap fun.

How to Prevent a Windfall Money Mistake

Whether the cash comes from the lottery, an inheritance, or a tax refund, planning a windfall strategy now can prevent money mistakes later.

5 Questions You Should Ask at Every Job Interview

Don't waste an opportunity — be sure to ask these questions during your next job interview to help determine whether the position is the right fit for you.

Great Ways to Save Money by Volunteering

Volunteering isn't just a great way to give back — it can also save (and even make!) you money.

9 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

When you help others, you help yourself, too — and often in unexpected ways. Discover ways to socialize, further your career, and more, all while giving back.

6 Reasons Your Great Startup Business Is Doomed

While many of us fantasize about being our own boss, not everyone is cut out to be a business owner. Most likely, that includes you, too.

Up Before the Roosters: Becoming an Early Riser

Waking up earlier can help you de-stress, get more done, and generally live a happier life. If you're addicted to your snooze button, here's what to do.

Find Your Hidden Spending Habits and Save

If you want to increase savings, find your hidden spending habits and wring out the waste. Start by checking out these spending categories.

Get Organized for Next December Now: Holiday Take-Down Tips

Don't just shove all those Christmas decorations in a box! Follow these savvy repacking tips to make for a merrier holiday next time around.