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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: Throwing a Cheap Super Bowl Party

 Cheap Super Bowl Party – By Yelena Johnson

It may come as a surprise to some, but The Super Bowl is actually one of the most celebrated events of the year.  The good news for the ballers on budgets out there is that it doesn’t have to be one of the most expensive things to plan a party for. Check out these tips on how to save some cash on your next football party without giving up the food or the fun.

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

This site features over 1600 free videos and podcasts of lectures by some of today’s established entrepreneurs thanks to Stanford University.  With such a wealth of information, this site is sure to provide anyone who listens with some great tips on how to successfully start and manage your own company. Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner is divided into a variety of useful categories, such as; creativity & innovation, product development, finance & venture capital, marketing & sales and more!

Turning Trash to Cash: How to Get Paid to Recycle – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Clear some space in those closets and add some cash to your pocket by reading this article on how to get paid to recycle. You can’t really get a better incentive than receiving cash to get rid of your junk and help conserve the environment at the same time. 

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Facebook Etiquette: 13 Things to Never Do On Social Networking Sites

Avoiding Facebook is like avoiding the plague these days. If your friends have it, you’re eventually going to get it too. The more interesting thing is, if you’re just now succumbing to Facebook, you’ve only been hurting your own social life.

Social networking sites are what you make them. Whether you take an “accept all friend requests” approach or choose to only communicate with a handful of close personal friends, sites like Facebook are a communication tool. They allow you to catch up with old acquaintances, keep in touch with current ones and so much more. As well, you can keep up-to-date with various local events that you would not have found out about otherwise.

In order to maintain “Baller” status, it’s important to keep up an active lifestyle or at the very least, the portrayal of one. Facebook is a great way to help you network and allow others to see everything you have your hands in. Keep your image up by adhering to these 13 no-no’s of social networking.

1. Written Rules

Yes, Facebook, Myspace and all of the other social networking sites have rules. Follow them. Things such as fake

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