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- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Mon, Oct 8, 2012 11:44 AM EDT | CommentsThere are various reasons why people work from home. There are students who want to earn during the day time and study at night colleges, so they get work experience early, besides there are homemakers who wish to utilize their education through working from home. Similarly, there are people who run their own businesses, so they consider establishing an office in their homes rather than investing to renting out spaces. This helps them save money on rent, electricity, hiring employees and most importantly save travelling time.
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Here are some ways to save money on your home office:
1. Keep It Simple
When you are working from home, you can save a lot of money by keeping it simple. Do not invest in giving it a strict corporate look; instead save on furniture, fixtures and fittings and other items of use. You can also rent furniture at easy installments if you are unable to purchase it in full amount.
2. Do Not...Read More »
- Betterhealthblog.com | Work + Money | Mon, Oct 8, 2012 11:26 AM EDT | CommentsDo you know that you can enjoy your life without having to spend thousands of dollars? Money certainly does not bring happiness. It is totally up to us to live a happy or a sad life. You can enjoy beautiful moments during your life while living on a budget. How? Given below are some useful tips.
Cheap Expeditions - Go on cheap expeditions that do not cost a fortune. Take your bike and explore things in your area. If you live in an area that is close to mountains or forests then you can go hiking or enjoying the woods. Such trips will not cost you much and you can have a great time. If you don't want to go alone then you can ask your friends to join you and have a great time together.
Hangout - Hanging out is a great option. You don't always have to sit in a fancy restaurant to have a good time. Simply, go out and walk on streets to enjoy your time. Walking is not only good for health, but it also helps you k...Read More »
- The old practice of hocking personal belongings to get cash fast - a.k.a. pawning - is on the uptick, no doubt due to the hot reality show Pawn Stars, which documents the doings at a Las Vegas shop. But that series usually focuses on rare finds that are sold for a flat fee, not pawned. The real heart of pawning is short-term "safety net" loans for more ordinary items. Here's how it usually works (no matter what The Old Man might do on TV): You bring in your item, the pawnbroker makes an offer, and then - after some negotiation - he gives you cash. If you want to get your item back, you have a set time period (often 30 days) to repay the loan with interest. Do so on time, and you'll get your item back. Default on the loan, and the prize goes to the pawnbroker - who then has the right to sell it. What's more, there's now a whole online pawning industry for people who don't want to set foot in a pawnshop. Either way, you have to learn the ropes so you won't sell yourself short:
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- Susan Ricker Careerbuilder | Work + Money | Mon, Oct 8, 2012 10:26 AM EDT | Comments
The Soft Skills You Need To Get Hired
When employers say they're having trouble filling open positions because of a lack of necessary skills, they aren't always talking about an inadequate number of math, science, technology, engineering or math experts. Soft skills -- a professional attitude, the ability to be punctual, answering the phone politely -- can be equally important in deciding if a job seeker is right for a position.
From the moment you apply for a job, you're being judged on more than just your résumé. Imagine you send a cover letter with your résumé but accidentally misspell a few words. This may not be a big deal to some employers, but you've already demonstrated that you don't pay attention to details and may lack professionalism.
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Having strong soft skills makes you a desirable job candidate and gives you an edge over other job seekers. When you focus on your attitude, presentation and demonstration of professionalism, hiring ma...Read More »
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
As back-to-school sales wind down, things start looking up for anyone thinking about buying a new laptop. Decide.com, which tracks prices for consumer goods, has pinpointed the end of September and the second half of December as two of the best times to find a deal on a laptop. The site's CEO told Forbes that consumers should shop after the back-to-school rush. And of course Black Friday always brings discounts.
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Can't wait for a deal? Cheapism has pored over reviews in search of affordable laptops that earn experts' favor. Sale or no sale, you can snap up one of these models for well under $600.
Now might be the best time to look for a laptop.
- The new Dell Inspiron 15R (starting at $550) features a 750GB hard drive, 6GB of RAM, and four USB 3.0 ports with fast transfer speeds. This 6-pound laptop has a 15.6-inch screen and comes with a second-generation Intel Core i3-2370M processor (2.5 Ghz). For more processing power and a price that's (bar
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