Unconventional Ways to Make Extra Cash

Want to put some extra cash in your pocket? If you are brainstorming for ways to improve your income, read on for six ways to make money. Some of these methods are more conventional than others, some requires more effort, some more time, still others more risk. All of them, however, will bump up your top-line. ...more

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Three Shiny Gadgets I Want to Buy and Three Ways to Resist

Everytime a new "toy" comes out, I am tempted to try it. After all, it's only human nature to want something new and cool. Here are three gadgets that I want to buy, and how I am convincing myself to resist. ...more

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Three Shiny Gadgets I Want to Buy and Three Ways to Resist

Everytime a new "toy" comes out, I am tempted to try it. After all, it's only human nature to want something new and cool. Here are three gadgets that I want to buy, and how I am convincing myself to resist. ...more

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Four Free (or Cheap) Education Resources for Lifelong Students

We should never stop learning, my mother once said. She helped pay for the bulk of my college education, but now that I'm on my own, learning will have to come on a budget. Being a lifelong student, however, doesn't mean you have to pay lifelong tuition. Today, access to inexpensive or free educational resources are more available than ever - you just have to know where to look. Here are four great ways to keep on growing as a student and an individual, without sacrificing your wallet. ...more

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Giving With A Purpose: Which Charities Deserve Your Dollars?

Making charitable contributions is an important way to give back to our communities or to causes and organizations that inspire us. Giving should be a part of any financial plan. Just as you will do research to determine the best investments or insurance for your situation, you should also plan your charitable contributions carefully. After all, money is hard-earned, and you’d want to maximize the impact of your giving dollars. ...more

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Giving With A Purpose: Which Charities Deserve Your Dollars?

Making charitable contributions is an important way to give back to our communities or to causes and organizations that inspire us. Giving should be a part of any financial plan. Just as you will do research to determine the best investments or insurance for your situation, you should also plan your charitable contributions carefully. After all, money is hard-earned, and you’d want to maximize the impact of your giving dollars. ...more

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Focus Groups: How to Improve Products and Earn Money Doing It

Focus groups are qualitative marketing studies in which participants are asked about their perceptions or attitudes. These market studies are interested in certain demographics for different studies. To evaluate if you qualify for a particular focus group, you usually need to answer questions on your age range, gender, employment, address, etc. Most of the time, moredetails are required. Studies have preliminary surveys that you must fill out to be considered -- these surveys are not paid -- their purpose is to determine your appropriateness for the study. ...more

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Shopping the Kids Section - For You: Tips for Unique Fashion Steals

My favorite sweater in current wardrobe rotation is a cozy gray cotton and cashmere blend. It's fitted and belted with wide sleeves. It's soft, it's by Stella McCartney -- and according to the tag, it was made for a 12-year old girl. It also cost under $25. ...more

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Thank God It's Pun Day!

If you're American when you go into the bathroom and you're American when you get out of the bathroom, what are you in between? EUROPEAN. AH hahahahahaha! Wee wee, madame! Do puns really need a day to themselves? I think so. Puns get a bad rap. (In fact, it's fart jokes that are the lowest form of wit.) ...more

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5 Little Things Now That Can Save You Big Money Later

Many little habits we develop today can save us tens of thousands of dollars down the road. I've listed 5 things that, done regularly, will help achieve a happy, healthy, and wealthy life.1. Wear Sunscreen Every article I've ever read about skin care and every dermatologist I've been to have said the same thing: (1) sun ages your skin (think wrinkles, discolorations, loss of elasticity), and (2) one bad burn significantly increases your chances of skin cancer later in life....more

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