Personal Finance Roundup

Leaving Money on the Table, or Not, when Negotiating [Free Money Finance] “If you’ve been wondering how to best negotiate a salary with a new employer, here are some great tips.”

9 Places to Get Student Discounts [Wise Bread] “Categories and specific retail chains that are known for their student discounts.”

How to Organize and Host a Gaming Evening [The Simple Dollar] “How does one organize and host a social evening of games with friends?”

5 things to know about health savings accounts [CNN Money] “Here’s what you need to know before signing up.”

5 Habits of Highly-Effective Credit Card Users [Get Rich Slowly] “Here are the five habits common among cardholders who use their cards effectively.”

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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    I wish articles discussing how to negotiate a salary would ONCE include those young in the field with little/no experience.

    There are plenty of fields that don’t require specific education or experience (although beneficial) in order to get into the industry, but How-Tos never discuss how to get a better salary in those situations. Or, if the rule is to simply take what you get (unlikely) they don’t even say that. It’s an un-discussed topic.

    • Cantras says:

      I threw a number out once because I had to fill in a blank, and i got a message back that it was outside of their range.
      That’s been the only contact back I’ve had from *any* job I’ve applied for. *facepalm* I emailed them back, but how do you say “wait no no no I’ll work for what you’re offering please please I just pulled that number out of my ass” ?

  2. steveliv says:

    The gaming evening article is nice, however other options (especially for the younger crowd) can include halo, rock band/guitar hero, singstar (karaoke), in addition to the boardgames (catan, etc) We have had good luck with having separate areas where people can move around and play the different games at their leisure.

  3. DeepHurting says:

    I’m disappointed that the Gaming Event article didn’t mention anything about Mountain Dew, Doritos or first-aid for polyhedral dice caused injuries.