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- Popdust | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:34 AM EST | CommentsToo soon? Maybe not as soon as you think. Not only has it been nearly three years since the end of the '00s, but we've entered practically a whole new era in popular music-one in which The Neptunes and Timbaland have been replaced by Dr. Luke and David Guetta as the sound of the moment, where Lil Wayne is now maybe just the third-most popular rapper on "Bedrock," and in which LMFAO have succeeded the Black Eyed Peas as the #1 pop gonzo party act (and now both groups are on hiatus).
Meanwhile, those acts who scored just one hit and never quite made it to the next decade feel a million miles away now. Remember when you couldn't go an hour without hearing Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" on the radio or in some TV show? Or when Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" was the funniest thing you ever saw on the internet? Or when Paris Hilton attempted a music career…and her one hit actually wasn't that bad? If you do, we're betting those memories are already fairly gauzy and nostalgic, and might brin...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:26 AM EST | Comments
By Galtime's Kristen Hagopian, Author Brilliant Frugal Living
How to save money on your Thanksgiving celebration
Save money on your feast this Thanskgiving!
Greetings, fellow frugal fans! Now that my cupboards are stuffed with Halloween candy (purchased at a delicious 75 percent off), it's time to begin preparations for one of my favorite holidays - Thanksgiving.
I've been hearing lots of talk from people who are used to spending $250 or more for a table of eight at Thanksgiving. With food costs on the perpetual rise, the cost of entertaining during the holidays can get expensive. The good news is that Turkey Day doesn't have to be a budget buster, especially when you follow these three simple tricks on how to host a fabulous feast for less.
1. Turkey: Turkey prices can go upward of $1.69 a pound or more, depending on the brand name and grocery retailer. Do yourself a favor and procrastinate with purpose! Purchase your turkey from a big retailer les...Read More »
- Tips On Healthy Living | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:17 AM EST | Comments
Men still think of breadwinning as an obligation. Men feel they should contribute as much as or more than women do, and blame themselves when they can't. This, for men, is probably the greatest reason they struggle with women's earnings. Men have changed their minds about what's okay for women, but not about what's okay for men. If there is a double standard, it's that men are easier on women, in terms of expectations
for earnings, than they are on themselves.
Sociologists Ilana Demantas and Kristen Myers illuminated this mind-set when they interviewed a group of men who had been laid off during the Great Recession. Many were being supported by wives or girlfriends. These men were full of appreciation for the women they lived with. They und...Read More »
- Localblox | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 15, 2012 6:12 AM EST | Comments
Launched just two short years ago by founder and CEO, Sabira Arefin, LocalBlox now serves 77,000 communities and neighborhoods nationwide and is celebrating its two-year anniversary. Started as a local network to communicate with neighbors, the firm continues to adhere to its original mission to the individual. It has also grown to encompass an extensive array of affordable, high-tech business solutions.
"I always had dreams for LocalBlox, but I never realized what could actually happen in a relatively short period of time," said Arefin. "I work hard, but I couldn't do it alone. There are so many contributions, generosity and blessings - we wouldn't be able to come this far without our super users, fans, followers, affiliates, partners and advisors. We're truly grateful for all the love and support from our user communities."
LocalBlox encompasses two different and distinct facets. One is primarily for the individual, where they can discuss local issues of importance, receiv...Read More »
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money | Wed, Nov 14, 2012 6:14 PM EST | CommentsHoliday shopping season is almost here. If you've looked at your bank account lately wondering how the heck you're going to afford gifts for everyone on your list, we've got a sweet money saving solution for you: head to the bank and trade in your wrinkled, worn cash for crisp new bills.
The crisper the bill, the better.
By Natasha Burton
Okay, yes, that might sound a bit weird, but according to the Journal of Consumer Research, the crisper the bills in your wallet are, the less inclined you'll be to spend them. In a number of studies, consumers were given either shiny new bills or worn out ones, then they were asked to complete various, shopping-related tasks.
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Those who had the worn bills were more inclined spend their cash than those who had newer money. Not only that, people were more likely to break a worn bill to get rid of it than they were to pay an exact amount using crisp bills. (Crazy, right?!)
Researchers believe that the appearance of money can influ...Read More »
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