Millions of people this year will find themselves with a lot less money than last Christmas season, and a lot more motivation to stick with cash for their gift-buying. Here are five solid ideas for alternatives to traditional Christmas gifts that our family is trying this year.
How to Stay Frugal and Focused in a Recovery
Our wired-in tendencies are to start over-spending when the economy recovers. If you don't want to be part of the trend, check out my set of tips for how to stay frugal & focused during an economic upturn.
How to Take Advantage of a Crappy Economy
The economy might be sucking, but there are plenty of diamonds in the rough as far as I'm concerned. Here are a few of them you can take advantage of!
5 Ways to Get Ready for Worse Times Ahead
We may be on the way of out of the recession, but it's always good to remember how we got here and how to prepare for the next time around.
17 Tips for Recession Job Hunting
Here is a comprehensive list of tips for job hunting in a recession like this one. For example - developing an online identity and using your resources wisely.
‘Staycation’ Added to Webster’s Dictionary
Merriam-Webster shares their list of newly minted words for their dictionary. "Staycation" has made the list this year. A sign of the times, perhaps?
Overview of Cash for Clunkers
An overview of CARS (Car Allowance Rebate System), formerly known as Cash for Clunkers, which gives you money for upgrading your gas guzzler for a fuel-efficient vehicle.
6 More Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates
Madison DuPaix from My Dollar Plan shared a very timely list with us today - 6 Job Search Tips for New College Grads. Madison discussed some things to consider as near-graduates or recent graduates begin their job search, or are already deep in the job searching process but have not yet found luck. It's a … Continue reading 6 More Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates
Don’t Play The Recession Victim at Work – Boost Your Productivity
An interesting phenomenon occurs at the workplace when a recession comes sweeping through. Some people become hyper-motivated, ready to do anything possible to enhance the business, bring in work, and produce whatever "widget" it is your company produces. Then there are those who close up, become defensive and protective of their own work, worry too … Continue reading Don’t Play The Recession Victim at Work – Boost Your Productivity
More Motivational Quotes for a Bad Economy
Two months ago, I put together a small collection of positive quotations for the recession and received a great deal of interest from people looking for inspiration, motivation, or just a happy moment in a world that seems increasingly bent on delivering bad news. So to follow up and spread some cheer, I've put together another … Continue reading More Motivational Quotes for a Bad Economy