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5 Tips for Selling Stuff on Craigslist

By on October 16th, 2012 • craigslist, furniture, selling, Life

I’ve sold a bunch of stuff on Craigslist over the years–mostly furniture and household items. Before a recent big move, I sold five pieces of old furniture (a bookshelf, two wall shelves, a dresser and a desk) in 3 days, for the full price I listed each item at, easy peasy. You can too.

A few tips:

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Never Pay Retail: The Other NPR

By on October 9th, 2012 • bargaining, haggling, retail, Life

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Emergency Essentials: What You Need to Prepare

By on October 2nd, 2012 • emergencies, Life

What one thing would you bring if you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island? Which things would you save in a fire? What would your most prized possession be in a zombie apocalypse?

It’s important to be prepared in times of emergency. But what constitutes an emergency? What kinds of things should you prepare for?

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Size Matters: Know Who You're Applying To

By on August 21st, 2012 • Getting a job, Jobs, Life

The U.S. job outlook is grim and has been for a while, but we’re all just doing our best to trudge on. Much of America is in “take what you can get” mode, so mass applying inevitably ensues. The problem with this is you end up searching for the job rather than the companies you want to work for. This is obvious, you might say–after all, you want to do a specific kind of work so that’s what you’re applying for–but where you undergo that work is almost as important as the work itself.

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Go Outside, Take a Quick Nap, and Get More Done

By on August 14th, 2012 • Career, College & Career, Work, Life

After a morning of futile screen-staring my brain and eyes were in shutdown mode. No words were flowing from my fingers. No creative sparks were flickering in my brain. So I logged-off for a few, and headed to the park several blocks from the office. It was sunny out. I laid down on the grass, stared up at the trees and dozed off for 20 minutes.

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Is ID Theft Protection/Insurance Worth It?

By on August 7th, 2012 • Insurance, Insuring your stuff, Life

According to the FTC’s 2011 list of top consumer complaints, ID Theft has the largest number of reports for the 12th year in a row. Don’t let this scare you into buying extra ID theft protection, though. In fact, Consumer Reports reported that in 2010, identity fraud actually dropped 27% in 2010.

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Bumper To Bumper: The layman's guide to auto insurance

By Jeremy Da Rosa on August 1st, 2012 • Car Insurance, Owning a car, Life

Before you drive off into the sunset, you need to know three things about your ride: What you're operating is (1) fast, (2) expensive, and (3) one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery on the transportation continuum. There's a reason auto insurance is mandatory in almost every state, and there's more to it than covering your own rear end; it's about protecting other drivers, too.

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Pirates Ahoy: The two sides of online piracy

By Jennie Bartlemay, Chris Thomas on August 1st, 2012 • Piracy, Life

The music industry is up in arms about the unauthorized copying of their property, but is piracy as bad as it sounds?

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Room For Rent: Find a roommate that won't drive you insane

By Ashley Backus on August 1st, 2012 • Living on your own, Moving out, Roommates, Life

Roommates not only allow you to pay a fraction of the rent and utilities, they offer companionship and a fun living environment--potentially.

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Shaking The Nickel Bush: A bike and a lawnmower

By on July 17th, 2012 • Jobs, Money, Life

Shaking the nickel bush is the act of making money with your own ingenuity, skills, and luck. The phrase comes from Ralph Moody’s excellent book of the same name. Here’s how we’ve shaken the nickel bush.

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