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Get Paid for Your Notes. Seriously.

So, you're a poverty-stricken recent grad looking to make a little extra cash for the weekend. You've sold all your Air Force 1s on eBay, donated platelets to Red Cross, volunteered for a sleep study, and traded in your Sega at Gamestop. You probably think that, short of your vital organs, you've got nothing left in this world of any value. ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 5/11/09

Think Coupon-Cutting Is for Suckers?

Then prepare to be amazed by the "Coupon Lady." Seriously, watch until the end. She goes hard at the grocery store...

By Christopher Schonberger on 5/06/09

Want Your Debt Forgiven? Follow Your Dreams

It's one of the most common sources of consternation for recent grads starting their working lives: they know what jobs they want, but the burden of $20k+ creates pressure...

By Christopher Schonberger on 4/24/09

Tea Party Day?!

Today is tax day, and you know what that means. It's time to throw on your Fox News pin, whip up some finger sandwiches, and get down to your local Tax Day/Tea Party protest! Yeah, taxes suck! Yeah!!! ...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 4/14/09

Avoiding Hidden Fees

Fees, fees, and more fees. Less like a grizzly bear and more like an army of termites, they're the hidden predator that tears through your bank account and severely dings your bottom line. The Bellingham Herald has an enlightening piece on the most common hidden charges—and how to avoid them....

By Sarah Collins on 4/10/09

Two Weeks Until Tax Day

Just another friendly reminder that you need to file your taxes by April 15. As we mentioned before, if you haven't received all of your forms, you'll need to track them down (maybe they went to your parents' house) or get in touch with the relevant parties as soon as possible....

By Christopher Schonberger on 4/01/09

Give Your Credit Score A Boost

College Candy has a useful post on 5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score. In particular, here's one simple tip that often gets overlooked...

By Sarah Collins on 3/23/09

Brew Your Own Recession Beer

OK, not an actual "recession beer." More like a nice dark porter. For those interested in a little DIY experiment, The Simple Dollar blog has a very helpful walkthrough and cost breakdown of brewing your own beer. ...

By Jason Richards on 3/13/09

Embracing the "Unemploymentality"

If you've been laidoff or are 3-plus months into a job-hunt that has no end in sight, you may have experienced that moment of epiphany where you think, "Wow, I have so much free time on my hands." Trolling through Craiglist and catching up on the Chelsea Lately may take the lion's share of the morning, but then what? ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/11/09

Bartering, Haggling, and Cutting Deals

In the United States, there's often an assumption that everything costs how much it says it does and there's no room for deal-making. But with the economic downturn issuing a firm shake-up to the capitalist system we've come to know, bartering is back en vogue. ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/04/09
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