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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:44 PM EST | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your entire focus when it comes to money is on gaining possessions. You need to broaden your interests, Aries! Money isn't everything but it is something, so sock some of it away while you have the chance. You have enough 'stuff.'
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Flattery will get you everywhere today. And why not? Increase someone's enjoyment, happiness and self-esteem today, just for the sake of doing it -- and then watch your bottom line benefit.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You know the old cliche -- when one door closes, another one opens. You're not sure if that's true or just a security blanket, but you are s
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:11 AM EST | CommentsConsumer protection and fraud prevention
Avoid getting scammed!
With more and more business being conducted online, fraud is on the rise. We're vulnerable to theft in a multitude of ways via the electronic trail we leave behind and the threat of online scams.
Let's take a look at four ways to avoid getting scammed and how you can make sure you haven't already fallen victim.
1. Only do business with reputable vendors
Conducting business with reputable vendors is easier said than done, especially with the number of small businesses and individuals selling products and services online. Check user-generated reviews, consumer ratings, and consumer review sites (for larger businesses) before buying.
Google the name of the person or business and the item they're selling in order to verify that others haven't been taken advantage of. If the business is unfamiliar to you, ask friends on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites to share any p...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:10 AM EST | Comments
by GalTime's Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
Do you online shop at work?
Holiday traveling, holiday cooking, holiday parties - oh my! With a merry calendar like yours, when are you supposed to get your holiday shopping done? A new survey suggests that many of you plan to do your holiday shopping on company time.
CareerBuilder's "Cyber Monday" internet usage study found 49 percent of workers plan to shop online at work this holiday season, a finding comparable to previous years' survey results. Of survey respondents, 16 percent say they'll be shopping from their desk on Cyber Monday.
Not surprisingly, the temptation to shop online during work hours increases in the weeks leading up to December 25, with 30 percent of those surveyed admitting that they're most likely to shop from work after December 7th. The study also revealed that a higher percentage of women (43 percent) have shopped online at work...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:42 AM EST | CommentsFlipping is all the craze these days. There are television programs about house flippers, antique flippers, car flippers; in fact, there seems to be a show about every kind of flipping except hair flipping and pancake flipping. Flipping can be a lucrative business. Purchasing merchandise on the cheap, refinishing it or re-purposing it is what flipping is all about. The following tips can help make you an expert flipper in no time.
1. The best way to begin as a merchandise flipper is to read up on the topic. There are some great websites that are all about flipping, as well as excellent books in your local bookstore or library.
2. Once you've educated yourself on the fine art of flipping, you need to begin hitting yard sales, secondhand stores, charity thrift shops and estate sales. These are among the best places to comb for good quality "flippable"...Read More »
- Redbook | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:13 AM EST | CommentsYou've got a stellar resumé and references up the wazoo, but when you head into a job interview, your appearance dictates how it will go. "It takes about 2.2 seconds to make a first impression, and what you're wearing is a huge non-verbal and often subconscious way of ensuring the interviewer thinks you are a great fit," says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's Connection Director. She adds, "Speaking of fit, regardless of industry or what you wear, fit is the key to looking your best." By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
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