Month: May 2011

Week On The Web: Five Gas Saving Myths

 

 

Five Gas Saving Myths – by Miranda Marquit

With the price of gas at or near an all time high, there are a lot of bogus gas tips out there that actually won’t make a difference in the gas tank.  Two of the biggest gas saving myths is that fuel additives which you add to your tank and special devices you add to your fuel line actually benefit your mileage.  At the NAFA’s 2010 Institute & Expo, Windsor police held a demonstration which released 2 years worth of research and experimentation on fuel boosters and showed that they make little to no difference. The writer of the article “Five Gas Saving Myths”, Marinda Marquit, also points out that filling up your car when its cooler outside and commonly switching out your air filter are some other examples of regularly mistaken gas saving tips.

41 Tips to Bootstrap Your Way to Success – By Dr. Shannon Reece

Here’s a great article for those looking to create or better manage their own company, featuring 41 business owners and their biggest tips for stretching your dollar. Some great marketing ideas for getting the word out about your company include charity raffles, promotional partnerships and startup sales. The use of Google analytics will also come in handy when you are deciding on website names, ads using search engines and more. Marketing though social networking is a detrimental to a lot of businesses, just make sure to think wisely before dropping the cash for Facebook ads etc. There are many other ways, such as creative contests, which will help you spread the word without costing you and arm and a leg.

How to save $1000 – By Tracy on Coupon Shoebox

While some will say that having an emergency fund capable of covering 3 months worth of expenses is best, others claim that stashing away a thousand bucks should suffice for most issues that may pop up. Some tips for collecting cash including going through all of your closets, clothes and other personal items and sell everything you can.  To get the most bang for your buck, try to sell your bulky items through craiglist and your high ticket items, like electronics and designer jeans, through ebay. Some other good tips in this article include cutting all unnecessary subscription services, going on a “spending diet” and of course getting a second part-time job.

 

Honorable Mentions:

7 Smart Wedding Tips From William and Kate – By SmartMoney.com

5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget – By Purebar

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Week On The Web: Mother’s Day Edition

 Free Mother’s Day ECards – By All 4 Love.net

Check out this awesome website which features 100% Free Mother’s Day ECARDS. Not only can you customize the text, font etc there’s no required signups or pay later obligations.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas  – By Lee on The Pioneer Woman

If you haven’t gotten anything for mom yet it’s not too late!  Lee writes in this article some awesome gift ideas for mom. Two of my favorites were getting mom two movie ticket certificates and a planted rosebush.  If you’re looking to drop some cash, ereaders are a big to-do this year. A batch of homemade treats was also a good idea. Just remember that the most important part of mother’s day is showing them you care, and that isn’t based on how much money you spend.

Free Business Cards – By Vistaprint

If the mom in your life has a side project or maybe has a gift for something like baking or creating scrapbooks, why not get her some FREE business cards.  This will not only get her started in the right direction but also show her you pay attention and appreciate her talent.  Take a screenshot and print it out a picture of the customized business care and include it with a Mother’s Day Card or email it to her since she won’t actually be able to get the cards that day.

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