Best Money Tips: Resume Buzzwords to Avoid

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share the too-common terms to avoid on your job search, sincere ways to apologize, yummy stand-ins for dairy or meat, and more!

The Top 5

Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile this year? — Check your profiles and resume for those terms that everyone seems to use — but don't really mean anything. At the top of the list: extensive experience. LinkedIn Blog via Lifehacker

5 Extraordinary Ways To Say "I'm Sorry" and Mean It — An earnest apology is a two-step process of accepting responsibility and letting go. Then, you hug. Pick The Brain

To Tofu or Not to Tofu: Tasty Substitutes for Dairy or Meat — Need a vegetarian version of chopped liver? Try grilled zucchini mashed with chopped onions. Cooking Manager

5 Tips for Many Happy (Gift) Returns — Don't open the box or break the packaging unless you're sure you want to keep it. Some retailers might not take opened returns (especially electronics) — and if they do, they may charge a restocking fee. Money Talks News

Why You Should Buy Your Life Insurance Before the Holidays — Most holiday parties will have lots of food…and they won't be the healthiest kind. If your bad cholesterol rises, so will your premiums. Redeeming Riches via Currency

Other Essential Reading

How to Save Huge With Online Sample Sales — Getting designer duds at basement prices is a way of life for many budget fasionistas. My Life Scoop

Best Geek Gifts For the Nerd In Your Life — Whether it's Star Wars paraphernalia or Magic the Gathering cards, you can't go wrong with gifts related to their hobbies and passions. The Digerati Life

Why You Should Put Off Year-End Charitable Contributions — If you don't plan on itemizing your 2010 deductions, it makes more sense to wait until January 1st to make your charitable contributions. Bargaineering

5 Essential Budget Items for Couples — Life insurance is an important one. Don't let financial difficulties add to the emotional stress of a surviving spouse. Christian PF

Avoid Costly Mistakes at the Store — Skip the cart if you only need to get one or two items. You'll be less tempted to pick things up if you only have your hands or a basket to carry them. Northern Cheapskate

5 Ways to Save Money at the Movies — Find out when your theater has special discount nights, or if they have reduced prices for daytime showings. You can save a bundle on tickets if you plan your movie outings for those times. Quizzle Wire

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