• Apps to Save MoneyApps to Save Money

    Did you know? Your cell phone can save you money!

    More than half of all Americans carry a smartphone these days, and of that ever-growing group, 70 percent use their device to make savvier buying decisions. ALL YOU editors hunted down the apps that deliver on their promises to save you more on groceries, dining out, filling a prescription-even grabbing a well-priced glass of wine with a girlfriend. Start using them all and you could save as much as $500 in a day- or even make some money!

    Related: 7 Free Travel Apps for Your Smartphone »

    Ibotta
    Pick any offer (such as a chance to earn 75 cents on a jug of juice) and complete product-related tasks: Respond to a poll, watch a video, answer a trivia question. After buying the item at one of more than 40 chains, submit your proof of purchase and the money is deposited immediately into your Ibotta account.

    HotelTonight
    Every day starting at noon, the app posts discounts of up to 70 percent on hotels in 54 U.S. locations,

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  • Here's how the gender of your boss's child and other surprising factors can affect your salary.

    By Lynn Andriani

    Photo: Thinkstock

    You Don't Live in Washington, D.C.

    Forbes.com recently ranked the top 20 cities where women earn the most, based on data from the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. Washington, D.C.; San Jose, California; and Bridgeport, Connecticut, top the list. (Disappointingly, there are only four communities in which women earn equal to or more than men: Key West, Florida; Madera, California; Fort Payne, Alabama; and Sebring, Florida.) The list suggests that if you are looking to relocate, consider going to an urban center with a high concentration of top-rated universities and professional jobs requiring highly developed skills; both factors push up the earnings of the women who live in such a place.

    Read More: 6 Strategies for Work-Life Balance


    Photo: ThinkstockYou're Waiting for One Word

    It seems obvious that if women see the word "negotiable" in

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  • By Tobin Hart
    What are you meant to do when you grow up? Contemplate your future with these questions from The Four Virtues.


    Give yourself uninterrupted time and a contemplative mind-set to consider each in a free-written answer.

    1. Look at yourself from the outside as if you were looking at another person. What are the three or four most important challenges or tasks in your life at the moment?

    2. What are you good at? What are all the things you love to do? What are all the experiences that make you who you are?

    3. What three or four important aspirations, areas of interest, or undeveloped talents would you like to place more focus on?

    4. What about your current situation frustrates you most?

    5. What are your most vital sources of energy? What do you love and love to do?

    6. What gets in your way or holds you back? Describe two or three situations where you noticed an inner voice of judgment, fear, or doubt emerge.

    7. Watch yourself from above. What you are

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Destiny means little when it comes to reaching your goals. For that you need tenacity and drive and a whole bunch of other admirable qualities -- with a great big dose of opportunism. Yep, you're using people and situations to your advantage today. Sigh.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You see things from a completely different perspective today than you did just yesterday! Things take a drastic turn, more likely than not for the worse. If you never thought you'd be seeing things from this vantage point, well, you learn something new every day.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading


    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    What are you so worried about, Gemini? Yes, there is a chill in the air, but that doesn't mean this is the correction you've been dreading. It's not likely the beginning of the new ice age, anyway. Chill out, warm up or
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Monday April 21, 2014
  • By: Greg McKeown
    When the word "priority" came into the English language in the 1400s, it only existed in the singular form. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about "priorities." Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we thought that by pluralizing the word we would now be able to have multiple "first" things.


    People and companies routinely fall prey to the false belief that we can have multiple No. 1 priorities. For example, I once worked with an executive team that needed help with their prioritization. They were struggling to identify the top five projects they wanted their IT department to complete over the next fiscal year, and one of the managers was having particularly a hard time with it. She insisted on naming 18 "top priority" projects. I asked her to take a step back and think about that for a minute. How

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  • How to Ensure You Don't Run Out of Money Before You Run Out of MonthHow to Ensure You Don't Run Out of Money Before You Run Out of MonthHas the following ever happened to you?

    You get paid early in the month, you pay your bills, you start paying down your debt, you buy your groceries, and you're doing great. But then somehow, inevitably, you get to the end of the month, and money is tight.

    It happened to me all the time. I'd run out of money before I ran out of month.

    It was so frustrating.

    I had goals, and big plans for my money. And yet … the month was just five or six days longer than I planned for.

    It caused so much stress in my life, and it was something I was doing to myself. Something had to change. Here's what I did:

    Step 1: Plan better.

    You know how much money you're bringing in, and you know you're already spending more than that. How much more do you need at the end of the month? Write it down, because next month, you're going to plan better.

    Step 2: Write next month's rent/mortgage check first.

    I always paid rent on the 1st of the month (hey, I lived in an English basement

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Some say the end is near, and others say the financial world is just in its infancy. The truth is likely somewhere in between, but whatever it is, you have to decide with your own independent opinion on the matter. Invest accordingly.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You need someone or something -- a bill or creditor? -- off your back. The best way to accomplish this is with charm, Taurus, something you have an excess of. It's the last weapon you want to use, though! Grit your teeth and do what the bottom line demands of you.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading


    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    The path to prosperity is in the middle, Gemini -- but it's not the one true path. There are many ways to get there besides the tried and true. Veering off to one side or the other may be just what your bottom line needs.

    Today's Gemini Reading: Free Sample

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  • When I was 19, I took a job as a nanny in New York City in exchange for tuition to a city school. It wasn't my first choice college, but it was what my employers were willing to pay for; there was no way I could afford a more prestigious, expensive university on my own and I knew it was a bad idea to take on a mountain of college debt.

    The city school was a commuter school, meaning everyone who went there worked. It wasn't the kind of place where students hung around after class, attending football games and fraternity parties. I, like most of the students, went to class then went to work and wrote papers late at night. That was fine by me -- it's pretty much the way I'm wired. Besides, I knew my real education -- the one that would take me further than any piece of paper -- was getting to live and work in New York City.

    Four years later, I graduated debt-free and got a job. I'm now doing what I was born to do -- write and publish books (albeit with shifting success!) In the years

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  • Source: Start the 30-Day Spring-Cleaning Challenge Today!

    It's not too late to get started on the 30-day Spring cleaning challenge and get your home in tip-top shape - just start today, and follow the schedule for the next 30 days! We have been carefully crafting a 30-day schedule for you, assigning tasks that will take up about about 20 minutes to an hour each day. In fact, we made it easier for you by creating a wonderful PDF - download it here - for you to print out and stick on your fridge to keep you accountable. After you've finished each task, just mark it off with an "X" to feel that rush of completing a task.

    Below is the schedule for the challenge, and we included links to tips that will help you with them.



    Kitchen

    Day 1: Clean microwave and oven.
    Day 2: Clean dishwasher and appliances.
    Day 3: Wipe down pantry.
    Day 4: Scrub down fridge.
    Day 5: Organize and toss expired foods.
    Day 6: Clean kitchen sink and under the sink.
    Day 7: Wipe down walls,

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  • POPSUGAR Smart LivingSource: 5 Things to Bring to a Job Interview

    Job hunting is a process more people are having to go through as companies undergo big layoffs in the face of a challenged economy. It's competitive out there and the little details matter more with crowded applicant pools. Make your case stronger by showing up prepared - check for these five items before you head out the door.

    • Interviewer / Company Phone Number: Even if you've allowed plenty of time for traffic the unexpected can always happen, like an accident that prevents you from getting to your interview on time. Have the phone number handy so you can call and discuss timing, and possibly reschedule your interview over the phone for another time.
    • Reference Sheet: Bring a sheet separate from your resume that lists your professional references. It's usually a good sign when the interviewer asks for references, so eliminate any hesitation by providing your reference list on the spot.
    • Résumé: Print several out on nice paper
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