My Top 16 Tips for Freelancers Just Starting Out

My Top 16 Tips for Freelancers Just Starting Out

Many people dream of quitting their jobs and going freelance. Are you one of them? Maybe you want to control your own schedule, escape a bad boss, or get out of the cubicle and work from home. In 2012, I did just that, becoming a freelance web developer. So far,...
How I Sold a Car in Less Than 24 Hours with No Hassle

How I Sold a Car in Less Than 24 Hours with No Hassle

In the past few years, I’ve become a huge fan of using Craigslist and eBay to sell items that I no longer need to folks who do, while earning some extra cash on the side. But, when it came to selling cars, I had been afraid to do it myself.  After all, it was a...
My Top Tips for Selling on eBay and Getting the Highest Prices

My Top Tips for Selling on eBay and Getting the Highest Prices

Selling your stuff on eBay is a great way to de-clutter and actually make some spending money. I’ve been consistently amazed at how much I can get for stuff that I thought had very little value (i.e., I got $76 for an old guitar neck??) on eBay. Here are my best tips...
The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer

The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer

After working for all of my career as a full-time employee, I took the plunge, quit my job, and became a freelance web developer some years ago. Sure, I had to tighten my belt and there were some uncertain times. But in the end, it is one of the best things I’ve...
How I Lost $30,000 Due to Sheer Laziness

How I Lost $30,000 Due to Sheer Laziness

This isn’t a story about how I blew $30,000 one weekend in Las Vegas, or sports betting.  It’s about the slow leaks in our lives that drain money steadily but surely. I took a look back at the last ten years of my life and documented the biggest money...
Seventeen Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Seventeen Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

I recently got an offer in the mail for 10% off of an identity-protection service.  The cost of the service was $9/month for their basic plan and $22.50/month for their “ultimate” plan. This seemed very expensive to me.  After going through their list of services, I...
Why You Should Consolidate 401Ks from Your Old Employers

Why You Should Consolidate 401Ks from Your Old Employers

Many people have old “orphaned” 401Ks with previous employers and wonder what to do with them. I personally had two, which isn’t that many compared to some. I read the pros and cons of leaving them at previous employers vs. rolling them into a single plan and it...
Top Ten Tips to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

Top Ten Tips to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

I’m going to tell you how to make dramatic cuts to your phone bill, without sacrificing services.  You can save even more money if you go with a low-end or older phone.  If you want the latest Samsung Galaxy or iPhone, you’re limited to one of the big four:...
Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

No job is perfect, and every job has its ups and downs.  But, sometimes people need a wake-up call to realize that they are at the wrong job and it’s time to move on, either to a  different position at the same company or to another company or career altogether.  If...
11 Killer Tips to Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Fast

11 Killer Tips to Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Fast

I recently had to sell a bunch of stuff quickly to prepare for a move.  I didn’t have time for ebay, so I put it all on Craigslist, and through some trial and error, was able to sell most of my items in a day, with a few taking two days.  Here are some things I...
One Trick to Protect Your Debit Card Against Fraudulent Purchases

One Trick to Protect Your Debit Card Against Fraudulent Purchases

According to many sources, debit card fraud is on the rise! My debit card was recently hacked and I got a fraudulent charge of over $500 on it from Verizon Wireless. But, I was super-fortunate in two respects: I just happened to notice it days after it happened, and I...
The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

Do you hate being held hostage in boring meetings at work where they spew the latest MBA jargon and prevent you from completing your real work? If so, I have the perfect solution: Corporate Lingo Bingo. Just navigate to this site on your phone:...
New Year’s Resolutions that Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

New Year’s Resolutions that Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

Are you making any New Year’s resolutions this year? How about making some that would save you thousands of dollars over the course of a year? Consider some of these resolution ideas to do just that! As a bonus, most of these ideas have side effects that will...
Get Your Document Notarized for Free

Get Your Document Notarized for Free

I recently had to get a document notarized. I went online and the first thing that came up was the UPS store. So, I went to the downtown store, but they said the guy who notarized was out. He was the owner and came and went as he pleased. The clerk told me that banks...
Save Thousands by Refinancing Your Loan – But Not With a Bank!

Save Thousands by Refinancing Your Loan – But Not With a Bank!

Do you have a car or home loan? You might be able to get a much lower interest rate than any advertised rate, potentially saving you thousands of dollars! The secret is: don’t use a bank for the loan! I got this idea from my parents, who are retired and looking for...
Don’t Make These Career-Ending Mistakes on Next Your Business Trip!

Don’t Make These Career-Ending Mistakes on Next Your Business Trip!

Traveling for business is stressful and hard work. Therefore, people are always looking ways to blow off steam and mix a little pleasure into their business trip (as they should). But there are right ways and wrong ways to entertain yourself during business travel...
How to Be Productive Working from Home

How to Be Productive Working from Home

I went from having a full-time (i.e., 50 hour a week) job to being a stay-at-home contractor, with some time allocated for studying. As the time to quit my full-time job approached, I wondered what it would be like to work from home.. Would I get any work done or be...
Top Ten Resume Mistakes

Top Ten Resume Mistakes

After ten years of experience as a hiring manager, I’ve seen literally thousands of resumes, some good, some terrible. Here are some mistakes that you can fix right now to improve your chances of being hired. Mistake #1: Not explaining what industry your...

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