Best articles on how to save money for the week of 8/29/14
Dear ABC readers,
I could use a little help this week. I am working on an article about advice I would to give a high school student on building a career. I am going to talk about all the jobs I have had in my life, what skills they taught me, and how I used those skills to get a better job. I would love to have a couple more data points though.
If you would like to help out, send me an email at email@example.com. Give me a list of all the jobs you have had, a one or two sentence explanation of what you learned at those jobs along with a one or two sentence explanation of how those skills helped you land future jobs.
My theory is that one shouldn’t take a job just to earn money, but should find a job that will move them in the direction they want their career to go. My career has proven that and I am hoping some of your guys careers will show the same thing.
OK, now for the good stuff. I read dozens of websites and blogs on how to save money so that you don’t have to. Here are my favorites this week:
How to Save Money by Avoiding the “Convenience Premium” Glen from monsterpiggybank.com has an interesting article on how doing things the easy way could mean paying more. If you don’t believe Glen, just look around your local supermarket and see how much more food is that has had an extra step of preparation done to it.
Amazon Local Register: 1.75% Credit Card Processing Fee Jonathan from mymoneyblog.com has a new way to accept credit card transactions through your smartphone that is cheaper than paypal or square. This sounds like a great deal for those with booths at farmers markets or craft fairs.
The Stock Market Could Drop 50% Tomorrow and I Wouldn’t Care Lance from moneymanifesto.com does a masterful job of explaining why you shouldn’t let every dip and spike in the stock market worry you. Sometimes people ask me why I haven’t written any article on investing on this website. Maybe I will someday but the real reason I don’t write about investing is because my style of investing is too boring to write an article about. My strategy is to put a little in each month, and leave it there for the next 25 years until I retire. That is pretty much what an article about my investments would look like.
My 6th annual cost survey of 10 popular brown bag sandwiches– Len from lenpenzo.com has done an exhaustive study on how much it costs to make a sandwich, from the humble peanut butter and jelly at $.44 to the decadent BLT at $2.44. If you want to figure out for yourself how much it costs to make a recipe Len Penzo style then I have created a free recipe costing calculator to help you out.