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- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:59 AM EST | Comments
By Teal Pelish, Cheapism.com
American consumers expect to shell out, on average, about $750 for gifts, décor, and other holiday items this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. But is all that spending the true essence of the holiday season? More often it's the family time, rather than the trappings, that yields long-lasting memories. Here are five ways to experience Christmas on the cheap.
Christmas is a time to get together with family.
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1. Rethink Gift Giving. Perhaps the most obvious impediment to cutting costs at Christmas is the gift giving that lies at its core. But must all those presents come from a mall? Making and giving homemade gifts is one way to celebrate Christmas on the cheap. An abundance of DIY gift ideas awaits on the web; at Cheapism we found inspiration on Pinterest for Christmas. Necessary supplies range from household items to craft-store fare and typically cost little. Best of all, many loved ones may prefer such gifts over store-bought alter...Read More »
- Savvysugar | Financially Fit | Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:35 PM EST | CommentsSource: Never Make These 5 Major Regifting Mistakes
There are many that think regifting isn't rude; I've never done it myself, but I think I might have received a regift or two along the way. If you choose to wrap something up from storage and put someone else's name on it, be sure not to make these mistakes that give regifting its sometimes tacky reputation.
- Not Thinking About the Recipient : Is it better to give something than nothing at all? When all you have in your stock of regifts are things totally unrelated to the person in question, get a card and supplies to make a homemade gift instead. Giving a random gift that wouldn't necessarily appeal to the recipient is thoughtless.
- Giving a Used Gift : You might be able to convince yourself that the recipient will never notice a gently used item, but don't take any chances. Commit to the rule of never giving one that's already been put to use by you.
- Giving to a Friend of a Friend : The last thing you want to do is off
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money | Mon, Dec 17, 2012 5:37 PM EST | CommentsLying is a funny thing: We all know honestly is the best policy, but we tell, on average, two fibs a day. The upside? We're less likely to lie when we're at home.
Here's why most of us lie at work.
By Meagan Morris
So, where are we lying? The only other place we spend a large amount of time: Work.
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Researchers at the University of Oxford and Bonn University came to the conclusion after conducting a random study of nearly 750 people. In the studies, researchers asked the volunteers to flip a coin and report what it landed on-if it landed on "heads," they got nothing; If was "tails," they received money.
The results? Nearly 56 percent reported that their coin landed on "heads," meaning no cash. On the flip side, participants in a tightly controlled lab study that felt like a work environment were more likely to fib about the coin flip to get the cash.
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The researchers concluded that people are more likely to lie if they felt they had...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:53 PM EST | CommentsA second KTBS-TV employee was fired the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. But while the TV station says that, like Lee, longtime crime reporter Chris Redford lost his job for violating the station's social media policy, one source with ties to the station tells Yahoo! Shine that Redford was fired without warning for responding to a personal attack on his own Facebook page.
Crime reporter Chris Redford was also fired from KTBS-TV on the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. (Photo: …
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"He is an openly homosexual man that denounced gay slurs left on same KTBS site," the source, who requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation, wrote in an email to Yahoo! Shine. "The only difference is he did not write on the KTBS Facebook page, he responded on his own PERSONAL FB page and was given NO prior warning."
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Redford, whose twin brother is a New York City police officer, was defending a straight coworker who was being harassed online, the source wrote. KTBS station manager George Sirven told Yahoo! Shine in a...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:35 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not a kid anymore, and today you can feel your energy and stamina flagging. The cure could be as simple as a good night's sleep or as complex as a change in diet. Spend some time cooking up healthy food today! It will boost you, which will boost your bottom line.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your allegiances are strained today -- or someone you thought you could count on isn't there for you. Whatever it is that has you questioning your safety net, it's a good day to re-weave it so you depend less on others and more on yourself.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're sick of kicking ideas around. You're ready to take some action! You nee
- Astrology.com | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:41 AM EDT | Comments
A Sign-by-Sign Look at Financial Self-Sabotage
Despite your best efforts to keep a smooth financial flow going in your life, how many times do you fail to set it straight? If you're willing to face your inner saboteur induced by quirks of your Sun sign's personality, you'll be halfway toward getting it right!
Just as you start to make progress on your spending-savings ratio, impulse buys and kamikaze spending habits can instantly set you back in the red. You love challenges, so try saving a quarter of your income over the next year. Put that Arian noggin to good use -- a penny saved is one Ram less burned.
Playing it too safe, putting all your eggs in one basket, or being loyal to a financial fault are just a few typical Taurus no-nos when it comes to avoiding monetary fiascos. Of course, with Taurus being the sign of money, it's rarely that dramatic. Rather, it's usually a slow draining of funds that happens over time when you refuse to bust a risky move.
Blame it on the evil twin who steals your cre...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:12 PM EDT | Comments
When celebrities are open about their private lives, they do us all a favor by raising awareness about various health issues and causes. John Wayne, for example, is considered a trailblazer in Hollywood for coming forward about having cancer during an era when celebrities typically did not speak of such things. Autism is considered a new developmental disorder, as it did not clinically exist until 1944. This list of famous people with autism includes the full spectrum of the diagnosis. There are many celebrities and famous people that are just now being diagnosed as adults. Click through for 7 famous people with autism! -By Dresden ShumakerRead More »
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! Blogger | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:43 PM EDT | Comments
The organization Bike New York is pulling the signs that had been promoting its popular Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City. Installed on bus shelters and in subways and commuter trains, the ads picture a packed crowd at the starting line flanked by two dramatic pyrotechnic displays shooting flames skyward. The signs use a photograph of last year's event. They are being removed in response to the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. They were deemed too reminiscent of the explosions detonated near the race's finish line.
The cycling event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, is expected to draw 32,000 participants for the 40-mile tour of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
"Our hearts are with the people of Boston," Ken Podziba, the CEO of Bike New York, tells Yahoo! Shine. "Out of respect for the victims and their fami...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:14 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Just as it takes effort to keep the romance in a relationship, so it takes work to stoke the fires under your finances. You may be in love with the results, but that's really not enough. Your money needs tending to.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Try not to be arrogant today -- although that in and of itself is quite a struggle. The minute you let yourself act pompous over money is the minute it evaporates, so let that be some incentive to remain humble.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You may have fun debating others, but watching your competitor take your ideas and run with them -- not so much. If you want to be the one put your own ideas
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