Best Money Tips: 6 Things That Make Your Cover Letter Suck

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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. We are ready to tackle 2010's federal tax bill, the pros and cons of debt settlement companies, and how to get all the seeds out of a pomegranate. (And armed with all the ways you shouldn't write your cover letter, we think you'll accomplish a lot before next week!)

Top 5 Articles of the Week

6 Things That Make Your Cover Letter Suck — To Whom It May Concern, You are about to get some career-saving tips from this article! SquawkFox

DIY Home Health Checklist Helps You Fix Problems Before They Blow Up — Everyone knows that it’s cheaper to curb a problem before it starts. This handy list of things you should be looking for could save you mega bucks. This Old House via LifeHacker

When One Partner is Self-Employed — Boy, can I feel the tension in the room on this one! Trent tackles a sticky subject by addressing the score-keeping that many couples face when one (or both) work from home. Take it from me, this is a very worthy discussion. The Simple Dollar

The Pros and Cons of Debt Settlement Companies — While I’ve never been a fan of debt settlement as an option for getting out of the hole (I paid all my debts painstakingly for years), I like this balanced look at both sides of the issue. I haven’t changed my mind however (you had me at “tax trigger”). The Digerati Life via Mighty Bargain Hunter

How to Cut and Use Pomegranates — My favorite fruit — pomegranates — are high in antioxidants and flavor! This video tutorial on cutting the fruit and a list of tasty ways to eat it is a must-see for anyone frustrated or scared by the stain-inducing food. 5 Dollar Dinners

Other Essential Reading

Being in Debt Doubles Your Risk of Being Overweight — Really? This I did not know. The conversation between the author and Adam of Man Vs. Debt is a very lively discussion regarding how debt and obesity could be related (and they are oh-so-similar in so many ways). Millionaire Mommy Next Door

30 Day Challenge: Reducing Clutter in Your Home — I’ve always loved Amy’s challenges. She not only gives solutions for solving a problem in your life — she follows the advice herself! This month features photos of her clutter problem being whittled away. How inspiring! Mom Advice

Off My Giving List — Would you cut off ties to a charitable organization simply because they solicited you for donations via the telephone (even after you stated that it went against your rules)? You may want to consider your own policy after reading this intriguing article. (Which comments do you agree with?) Free Money Finance

Chic Camping Strategies Blend Style with Budget — Who said you had to “rough it” every time you go camping? With A/C, French press for coffee, and Netflix, it can feel just like home away from home. Sun Herald

Four Fiscally-Fit Financial Roadblocks — Do you make it too easy to spend money? Before you head into “resolution-mode” in January, check out this quick list of ways to curb the urge the buy what you can’t afford. Generation X Finance

2010 Federal Income Tax Rates — While only a projection, it is based off of accurate past predictions. Certain things (like the personal exemption amount) will NOT change going into 2010. Others will. Read on for the details — if you dare. Money Blue Book

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There are other interesting overindebtedness correlations, too, which I plan to address soon.

Thanks, Lindsey, for sharing the conversation with your readers!

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i have read some of these and i thought that they were well written, particularly the one there one partner is self employed

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Emo's are always fun to laugh at.

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That cover letter article is pretty useful. I can really tend to be generic sometimes.