Coupons carry all kinds of stigmas, branding users as dorks and misers. Guess what? Unless you're high up in the ranks of a successful company, the recession is still very much 'on.' It's a new era, and it's an era in which saving money is anything but miserly. It's smart.
Saving on Groceries and Drugstore Items
Have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a paying gig? Many people have a skill outside of their chosen career that could earn them cash on the side. Before you quit your day job though, here are some tips on 5 different skills that can help usher you into an era of multiple income streams:
While an internship is a short-term way to test the waters as you explore career options, an apprenticeship gives you in-depth on-the-job training in the industry of the choice. It's a hands-on training program leading to mastery in your area of specialty. Here’s how to land one:
Starting any business takes know-how, time, capital, and connections. It also takes the right psychological makeup. While no definitive list of successful personality traits for entrepreneurs exists, research and experience indicate a few must-haves.
It's never too early to start planning for the future. This is especially true for future homeowners. Even if you have never thought about owning a home or think that you may never want to, it's smart to plan ahead just in case. Trust us--taking care with your finances now has the potential to greatly impact your ability to achieve your goals in the years ahead. Here are some tips we wish we would have known.
Building a professional network is a crucial (yet daunting) factor in developing a career. In a competitive job market, it's important to network efficiently and be memorable to your contacts.
Nothing is sweeter (or scarier) than realizing you finally have the savings and ability to move out of your parents’ place. But hitting the pavement and scouring the back of the Classifieds is so 1995. Thankfully, the web is packed with search engines, resources, tips, and checklists to get you moving and keep you organized.