Work Habits That Make You Fat and Sick

Work Habits That Make You Fat and Sick

I am not a workaholic, but I strive to become a superstar employee. You know, the one who is always there to answer a question, who is willing to take additional responsibilities, help a co-worker with a project after hours, and who never fails to show up at work with a dashing smile ready to conquer the day. It sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? But it is not just grueling, it is also not healthy.
Over time while trying to become a superstar employee, I have developed some bad habits with good intentions in mind, but bad habits none the less.
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Energy Saving Guide For Your Home

Energy Saving Guide For Your Home

There is no doubt that energy prices that seem to go up and up are a real cause for concern. Thankfully there are sites out there that will compare gas and electricity prices from different providers. Anyone who does not choose to compare energy prices risks paying far more than they need to each month. There are providers who have now chosen to fix electricity prices giving customers some assurances for the future. There is an increasing trend for energy comparison that has led to some providers offering better deals in a bid to outdo their competitors. When seeking to compare electricity prices it is worth considering tariffs that allow cheaper electricity at different times of the day. Tasks can be programmed to happen at cheaper times. […]

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant- Hiring freelancers and contractors provided substantial savings on payroll expenses

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant

Over the past few years, we have all received an influx of daily news reports about the dreadful outlook of our economy.  This news was especially troubling for me at about this time last year.  I was just preparing to finish the last few quarters of college before receiving my degree and was not feeling optimistic about the future career that it could provide for me.  After all, there were scores of people with better degrees and more work experience that still couldn’t find a job.  Even worse, my biggest nightmare as a pizza delivery driver had just come true: my car’s transmission suddenly gave out one day on my way to class.  It began to seem as if any hope I had for a bright and successful future was lost. […]

Tightwad’s Ways to Save on Wedding Food

Tightwad’s Ways to Save on Wedding Food

Everyone knows that food is one of the biggest components of a successful rehearsal dinner and wedding reception, and one of the biggest costs. With some creative thinking, you can whittle down your list of must-haves to create a workable plan that will make everyone happy.

  1. Ask friends and family if they would be willing to cook for the reception in advance. Perhaps you have a relative who is a budding chef and would like to help out!
  2. Select lower-priced entrees such as chicken instead of beef, or pasta instead of scallops. Simpler vegetables — like broccoli instead of asparagus, for example — will also help cut costs. […]
Do-It-Yourself Negotiation of Credit Card Debt?

Do-It-Yourself Negotiation of Credit Card Debt?

On a somewhat regular basis, posters on my forum ask questions like “Company XYZ will negotiate my settlement for 15% of my current debt, is this a good price?” or “The debt settlement company is non-profit so they must be legit, right?” The answer is a big fat “NO!” for both. The truth of the matter is that with a bit of research, debt negotiation is something you can do on your own without paying a dime. […]