Money Roundup: How to Stand Out in Your Job Hunt, Make It On One Income, and More

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Every week, I read lots of personal finance articles (hey, it’s less expensive than my former hobby of golf).  Here are 10 of the best I came across over the past week.

To Help Boost Retirement Savings, Face the Facts (Financial Planning).  Interesting research about how truly envisioning the future helps us prepare more effectively.

6 Percent of Us Are Still Paying Off Last Year’s Holiday Bills (Time).  Everyone says it; apparently not enough people do it: set a budget for gifts.  You’ll find a simple form that will help on the Resources page of my site.

Need a Job?  Getting Creative Works for Some (Market Watch).  This job market requires more than a reactive approach.

How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job (US News).  Some essential homework to do before the interview.

10 Companies That Pay You To Recruit (Main Street).  Help your friends find deals and the deals get sweeter for you.

And from the blogosphere…

Teach Your Kids About Money Concepts Early (Money Ning).  Teach ‘em early and teach ‘em often.

The Case for Stay-At-Home Moms (LearnVest).  Based on questions I get at workshops, one of the best-kept secrets is that more couples with kids would prefer to be one-income couples.  If that’s you, be sure to read An Uncommon But Brilliant Money Move for Young Couples.

15 Career Advice Sites You Should Know About (Wise Bread).  Whether you’re looking for a job or wanting to excel in the one you have, here are some go-to sites.

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life (Pick the Brain).  I’m a firm believer that simplicity and wise money management go hand in hand.

5 Money Mistakes College Students Make (Bible Money Matters).  I would add one more mistake to the list: owning a car.  In fact, I think this is one of the most important decisions college students make that determines whether they end their college career with money in savings or not.

Have a response to any of these articles or something to add?  Be sure to leave a comment.

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Categories: Saving/Investing, Smart Spending, Teaching Kids

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