Month: April 2011

Week On The Web: How to Effectively Network and Find Hidden Jobs

How to Effectively Network and Find Hidden Jobs – By Bryan Ray

You don’t have to be a person of faith to understand the useful job hunting tips that founder Bryan Ray from the Christian based Crossroads Career Network has to offer. In his short video on how personal referrals can find you hidden jobs, Bryan says that only 15% of jobs that get filled are actually listed.  It is important to ask everyone you know that you are looking for a job, have a quick pitch of what kind of job you are looking for and see if they can refer you to anyone that will point you in the right direction.

Look At Yourself After Watching This – By Nick Vujicic

Check out this truly inspirational 4 minute youtube video of a public speaker named Nick Vujicic, a man born without any legs or arms. In this short clip he speaks about overcoming obstacles and appreciating life, two things every baller on a budget should be able to appreciate. You can also CLICK HERE to read more about Nick Vujicic.

6 Ways to Save Like an Extreme Couponer – By TipHero

Believe it or not, coupons are still as big of a way to save in 2011 as they were ten years ago. The biggest thing is to start small and ease your way into the coupon cutting game. Its important to realize that coupons are aimed at getting you to try different products, so remember to only purchase the things you need and to stay open minded in trying different brands and products. One major tip when shopping with coupons is to try and only shop the sales by making bi-weekly or even weekly trips to the grocery store.

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Week On The Web: How to Get a Free Education Online

How to Get a Free Education Online – By David @ My Two Dollars

Getting an education isn’t quite what it used to be twenty years ago and with the amount of free resources you can find online, motivation is really the only thing stopping people from learning the skills they may need to help them succeed.  Check out this list of sources that provide 100% FREE access to actual college level course materials, online lectures, video tutorials and more!  While you may not be able to learn every vocation online for free and you won’t be walking away with a fancy diploma, the web is still packed full of useful knowledge that can give you a leg up in life.

6 Ways to Make Extra Money This Spring – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Hopefully after last week’s shares, you are now fully prepared to welcome the spring season while on a budget.  And now that you have gotten all of the spring cleaning out of the way, its time to focus on ways to put some extra cash in your pocket.  To start, try selling all of your unneeded belongings at garage sales and online. Then start thinking of some services your friends/neighbors may take you up on such as dog sitting/walking and lawn mowing and start your own side business! Check out this article for more tips to making some extra money this spring.

Tips on Finding Cheap Airline Tickets – By Laurel Gray

Anyone who has spent some time shopping for airline tickets online should be able to tell you that there isn’t just one single website to solve all of your airfare needs.  It is important to stay both open-minded and diligent when trying to book your next flight, making sure to price check multiple sites before coming to any decisions.  By staying flexible with dates/times and airport destinations, you can save hundreds of dollars by taking the red eye or driving a couple hours to fly out of a different airport.  You can also save some cash by purchasing special hotel/flight packages, packing your own snacks and avoiding baggage fees by packing light.

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Week On The Web: 35 Life Hacks You Should Know

35 Life Hacks You Should Know – By Eduardo M.

A “life hack” is a term for ingenious ways to make life easier with little to no effort, sort of like a cheat code in a video game that gives you unlimited ammo or infinite lives.  From getting free phone chargers and Wi-Fi at airports to changing your sleep schedule and learning how to make beer ice cold in 3 minutes, this article is full of very useful information for a baller on a budget. The author, Eduardo M, writes 35 fairly uncommon methods you can add to your arsenal for making things in life more obtainable and fun.

5 Ways to Welcome Spring on a Budget – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Spring seems to be the traditional time of year to kick old habits and work on new beginnings. What better way to kick off your spring cleaning than by saving a chunk of change by making homemade cleaners? While you’re giving your home a facelift don’t forget to pay some attention to your wardrobe and automobile. Another great springtime to-do is to work on your green thumb and take advantage of spring’s seasonal produce such as strawberries, peas, grapefruits and more.

40 Tips for a Better Life – By Glenn Ong

If you are trying to improve the quality of your life the first thing you need to do is make sure you are setting aside time for yourself. It can be very beneficial to meditate and self reflect on the things important to you and set goals you seek to obtain. Things like mental & physical exercise, sleep and healthy eating habits are essential to keeping yourself healthy, but are also quite obvious.  Work on these 40 smaller tips and hopefully you’ll see bigger and brighter changes on your outlook on life.

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