Five Online Networking Tips For LinkedIn, Doostang, And Facebook

Last week I wrote about the right and wrong ways to network. But today, successful networking is more than just exchanging business cards at cocktail parties. Online tools like LinkedIn, Doostang, and Facebook are an important part of a solid … [Read more...]

$10 Bus Fares: Frugal or Frightening?

An axel falls off. A bus catches fire. Scary as hell? Or just par for the course when you get a New York to Boston fare for just $10? How much are you willing to risk to get a really, really cheap ticket? When I lived in New York, I was a … [Read more...]

Make Your Savings Account Untouchable

Have you ever diligently set aside money in a savings account for a few months only to take it out when an unexpected expense came up? I’ve done it more than I care to admit. I don’t have trouble making depositing money to savings, I have trouble kee … [Read more...]

How to Vacation without Going into Debt

Vacations, whether on a local beach or exotic foreign city, are important rewards. Getaways both motivate and rejuvenate, and after a year of hard work, we deserve it. Unfortunately, what we deserve and what we can afford can be two entirely … [Read more...]

Think Networking Gets You Ahead? Not How You're Doing It

As you know, landing the job you want can be more about who you know than what you know. Networking is critical. But just as there are good ways and bad ways to meet a prospective girlfriend or boyfriend, there are good ways -- and not so good ways … [Read more...]

10 Costly Driving Habits

Once upon a time, the only certainties in life were “death and taxes.” Today, it’s safe to say we can add a third -- rising gas prices. The price of fuel keeps going up, with nary an end in sight. Need some ways to save on gas? Here are ten driving ha … [Read more...]

Why Cash Is Still King of the Monthly Budget

Last week I blogged up 10 tech tools to help you budget. This week, I’m going to suggest why you might want to through them all out the window. … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Know About Debt Management Programs

Debt management (also called credit counseling) is a booming industry these days as more and more consumers drown in credit card debt. With ads promising easy debt relief, these programs are tempting to anybody struggling to stay on top of debt. But … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Finding a Shared Living Space

Last week I wrote about my return to sharing an apartment after living alone. Moving in with unknown roommates or renting out a spare bedroom can be daunting, but can save a fistful of cash. Here are 10 tips to increase your chances of finding a … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Riding Out a Job You Hate

Are you miserable at work? There is no sin in looking for greener pastures, but you should never quit without a new position lined up. To protect your most important asset – your professional skills and experience – bide your time at a dead-end job, o … [Read more...]