Personal Finance Roundup

Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Job [Kiplinger] “With the right moves, even a menial job could be a springboard to the position of your dreams.”

20 easy gifts — that aren’t gift cards [MSN Money] “Want something as simple as plastic cash but a little more personal? Here are ideas in price ranges that start at about $10. Many don’t even need to be wrapped.”

This Holiday Season, It’s Easy Being Green [Yahoo Finance] “This holiday season, start green traditions with your family and friends — traditions in which lavish gifts, mountains of wrapping paper, and big post-holiday bills are out, and recycled decorations, gifts from the heart, and money in the bank are in.”

Don’t let identity-swiping grinches steal your Christmas [USA Today] “The high-stress holiday shopping season creates lots of opportunities for crooks to steal personal information. Here’s how to avoid becoming a statistic.”

Don’t Know What to Get The Boss? You’re Not Alone [Career Journal] “Let’s face it: choosing an appropriate work gift can be challenging. The trick, of course, is to pick a present that strikes the proper balance between professional and personal.”

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