Best Money Tips: Better Ways to Self-Promote

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we have tips to help you promote yourself without coming off as a jerk, handy tricks for organizing your closet, interview don'ts, and more!

Top 5 Articles

How To Self-Promote Without Being A Jerk — Using different kids of media (email, Facebook, Twitter) will allow your recipients to get information the way they like — you know, instead of feeling bombarded by Facebook updates every hour. Jezebel

Cheap Solutions: Closet Organization — Use hanging organizers to hold commonly-used accessories, like ties, scarves, and dress socks. Get Rich Slowly

How Not to Land a Job: 18 Interview No-Nos — According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 79% of hiring managers reported that they've interviewed people who answered a call or texted — during an interview. Money Talks News

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2011 — At No. 3, the Honda Insight hybrid gets 40 mpg driving in the city and 43 mpg on highways — for only $18,200! 20SomethingFinance

Tax Time: Do I Have to Report that Income? — Beginning tax year 2011, PayPal and other third-party payment providers will submit Form 1099, which reports the income you received through PayPal. Money Ning

Other Essential Reading

Tax Information For Parents And Families: New Babies And Childcare — Remember to claim the Child Tax Credit if you had a baby in 2010. You may receive a credit of up to $1,000! Parenting Squad

Why Parents Need a Will — Paying a lawyer to draft a simple will costs about $300, but it's well worth the peace of mind in knowing that someone you trust will help your children manage the money and property you leave them. Kiplinger

How to Eat an Elephant in 10 Minutes — In this case, the elephant is the one big project that you've been avoiding. When you break it into smaller steps, though, it doesn't seem quite so big. Time Management Ninja

Reducing the Trash Bill — You can cut down the trash your family produces by keeping the packaging to a minimum: buy in bulk, use reusable bags for your groceries, and freeze soups or broth in mason jars. Northern Cheapskate

6 Awesome Features of Advanced Bathroom Scales — Wi-Fi capability, user recognition, and weight-management software can turn your bathroom scale into a personal trainer.  LifeScoop

3 Reasons Why Dining Out Can Save You Money—and Your Marriage — For those who don't enjoy cooking, a restaurant dinner may be the way to go. At the very least, you'll be able to spend time with your family when you would otherwise be cooking or cleaning up. Financial Samurai via Currency

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