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6 elements of a successful fundraising campaign letter
6 elements of a successful fundraising campaign letter Money & Credit November 21, 2016
I recently helped a friend compose a fundraising letter for an Indiegogo campaign she and her husband started. The couple…
3 reasons why getting paid once a month instead of twice a month works for me
3 reasons why getting paid once a month instead of twice a month works for me Money & Credit August 4, 2016
I recently changed jobs and for the first time ever was faced with the prospect of getting paid once a…
6 items not to skimp on
6 items not to skimp on Shopping & Retail April 15, 2016
Everybody loves a bargain. But, believe it or not, there are some instances where going the cheap route will end…
5 ways to do Valentine’s Day differently
5 ways to do Valentine’s Day differently Life February 5, 2016
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love. We offer five ways to do just that—without breaking…
Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question…
Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question… Shopping & Retail November 17, 2015
Several years ago BC (“BC” standing for “before children”) my friends Janice and Marc were staunch participants of Black Friday…
7 ways to have an easy, cheap and maybe even unique Thanksgiving dinner
7 ways to have an easy, cheap and maybe even unique Thanksgiving dinner Life November 5, 2015
Tired of the same ol' same ol' for Turkey Day? We've got the antidote for you... Here are 7 ways…
8 tips to make getting on a plane this holiday season a little more enjoyable
8 tips to make getting on a plane this holiday season a little more enjoyable Travel October 16, 2015
Setting foot in an airport during the holiday season is a lesson in patience. But the following tips may make…
7 ways to have a fabulous garage sale
7 ways to have a fabulous garage sale Homes & Real Estate October 2, 2015
Garage sales take work, but they are a great way to clear out clutter and make a little money in…
8 painless ways to pare down
8 painless ways to pare down Homes & Real Estate August 31, 2015
I recently moved out of a fifth-floor walk-up apartment. Moving a dozen and a half boxes down five flights of…
4 ways to do Manhattan on the cheap(er)
4 ways to do Manhattan on the cheap(er) Travel August 6, 2015
Manhattan is not a cheap place to visit—or to live. I should know. I lived there for nearly two years.…