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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: 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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Week On The Web: 10 DIY Dog Toys

10 DIY Dog Toys You Can Make for Pennies – By Paul Michael

If you are a fellow pet owner, you probably know it doesn’t matter which store you shop at for dog toys the price is always the same, too much.  This statement holds even more weight if you have a dog that seems to enjoy ripping their recently purchased presents to shreds as quickly as possible.  Paul Michael was kind enough to write this article explaining ten different dog toys you can make yourself for very little money.

How to Take a Power Nap – By Michael Breus, Ph.D

It is surprising to find that even though sleep is so detrimental to a person’s health, it is commonly neglected by the masses. Problem many people will come across, however, is that a lack of sleep can affect a person’s learning ability, memory, metabolism and ability to focus. An easy way to try and offset a late night is to try and fit a quick nap into your workday.  Here are 10 tips on how to fall quickly asleep and keep you performing at your peak with a powernap.

The DIY Network.com

Why pay someone to perform a task that you can do yourself?  Not only can you save money by practicing these DIY tips but you’ll also learn some valuable skills that are sure to come handy down the road.  Diynetwork.com features free tutorials on ways to increase the value in your home/office by doing all of the renovations yourself.

 

Honorable Mentions:

How to Stock a Home Bar on the Cheap – By Kira at TipHero

Money Tips for College Students – By Kimberly Palmer

How to Financially Educate Your Children – By Nora Dunn

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Week On The Web: Frugal Food Tips

20 Frugal Kitchen Tips – By Tipnut.com

With the constantly rising prices of food these days, keeping your kitchen from costing you an arm and a leg can be a challenging one.  The good news, however, is that along with all the countless amount of meal options there are just as many ways to save. From growing your own onions to making homemade vinegar, there are plenty of different techniques to help you save money on food. Check out these twenty frugal tips for helping you save money in the kitchen.

Secrets of superstar grocery shoppers – By Melinda Fulmer

Superstar grocery shoppers are people who can buy large amounts of groceries for nickels on the dollar.  An example of would be a lady named Stephanie Nelson who has successfully purchased $100 worth of groceries for only a $1.95. The biggest reason for her savings was coupon matching and successfully changing the way she bought the food she liked. Although coupon cutting can be a bit tedious at times, if you apply some of these superstar shoppers’ strategies the reward will easily outweigh the effort.

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden – By Greenfootsteps

Growing your own veggies can be a great way to save a good chunk of change.  With a little bit of time and care you could be reaping in harvests of easy to grow vegetables like onions, peppers, potatoes, carrots, peas and more!  Follow this guide to growing for both healthier and cheaper food from the comfort of your own back yard!

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Week On The Web: Job Interview Edition

10 Tips to Bullet Proof Your Resume – By Free-Resume-Tips.com

With the job market being as scarce as it is these days, it’s very important to make sure your resume stands out amongst the rest.  This article features ten stellar tips on how to tweak your resume to grab the attention of possible employers and help you land the job!

The 10 Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview – By Karen Burns

The best job interviews are rarely one sided conversations.  It is imperative to ask your potential employer questions about the job to not only show your interest in the position, but also to provide them with further examples of your intellect. Here are ten great questions you can ask in your next job interview, pick out a few and add them to your repertoire.

10 Tips for the Shy Job Seeker – By Psychology Today

It is natural to be a little nervous or even slightly intimidated when going into an interview for that big job.  Things like rehearsing and meditating before your meeting can be a big help to those who find themselves more timid when in the hot seat. Make sure to focus on your successes and try not to be too hard on yourself when on your next job search.

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This Week On The Web: Getting Ready for 2011

Graphic By Salvatore Vuono

What to Buy In January – By TipHero.com

With all the major winter holidays over, January can be a great month to save on a wide arrange of items. A common shopping to-do this time of year amongst frugal shoppers is Christmas décor, which can be found just about anywhere with heavily slashed prices. Try to search for the stores that stocked up on things like toys, bedding and electronics over the holidays because you’ll find some spectacular deals as they need to clear shelf space for 2011’s new products!

7 Frugal Life Skills to “Do It Yourself” and Save Money – By Heather Levin

For those looking to learn new life skills in 2011, check out this article by Heather Levin.  The more you can learn to do yourself in life, the more financially empowered you’ll become.

50 Ways to Save $1,000 a Year – By Fox of Squakfox.com

This article provides 50 fairly simple solutions to helping you save over $1000 dollars a year.   Highlight 12/24 tips you can apply to your own life and organize them into a weekly/monthly task list and let the money saving begin!

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This Week On The Web: Watch Any NFL Game Online

Watch NFL Football and More Live Online and For Free – By ATDHE

With atdhe.net, there is no longer any need to buy expensive cable/satellite sports packages just to see your team play.  This site lets you stream pretty much any major sporting event or television show live from your computer absolutely free.  Simply buy the cable so you

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