Personal Finance Roundup

What If I Lost My Career? Envision, then Act [Free Money Finance] “The bottom line is that whatever your job situation, you can’t bury your head in the sand and think that your employer will always take care of you.”

10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More [Wise Bread] “Here are 10 things that you may be doing to save money that could actually cost you a lot more in the weeks, months, or years to come.”

Career resolutions: How to negotiate a raise [CNN Money] “Before you go into your boss’s office demanding more money, take the time to lay the groundwork for a successful conversation.”

4 Mobile Apps for Job Seekers [US News] “77 percent of job seekers use mobile apps during their job hunt.”

Financial Scams 2012: The Latest Twists in the Ever-Evolving Art of the Con [Daily Finance] “Here are some highlights from scams that made the rounds in 2011 — and will likely be back in some form or another this year.”



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  1. lovemypets00 - You'll need to forgive me, my social filter has cracked. says:

    Re How to Negotiate a Raise:

    “The framework of the conversation shouldn’t be, ‘this is what I want; I want a raise,’ it should be, ‘I know what the company wants of me: x, y and z, and I’ve done it,’ “

    To which my pointy haired boss would laugh and then reply, “and you better damn well keep doin’ it or you’ll find yourself out the door.”

  2. impatientgirl says:

    He left out buying extended service plans for your new vehicle. We just bought a van and they wanted $125 a month to cover if I ever need to be towed, lose a key and need a replacement, and under-sealant to protect against things like salt on the road. A new key is $400, I was towed recently and it was FAR for me and only cost $100, I live in the south where we don’t get salted often, and I don’t live near the beach. They wanted $125 a month for this. Over the life of the loan you could have paid for a lot of towing and lost keys for $125 a month…