December 14th, 2011

Wednesday Roundup: 3 Ways to Recover from a Holiday Spending Hangover

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3 Ways to Recover from a Holiday Spending Hangover “There is still time before the holidays, but if you’re already feeling anxious about how much you have/will spend, don’t despair because you can recover – just don’t use breaking the budget a little bit as a justification for breaking it a ton! Here are a few tips that will help you get back on track and pay off the credit cards and/or get your bank balance back up.” MoneyNing

Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items “The holidays typically bring a rush of retail shopping. And during tough economic times, retail shopping brings endless commercials and high-decibel ads all proclaiming “low prices” and “deep discounts.” But how can we determine the value of a discount if we’re unaware of the average retail markup? ” Wise Bread

America’s Most Charitable Cities “The most wonderful time of the year is also the most giving. December is usually the month Americans open their wallets to give to their charitable cause of choice, because we’re in a benevolent mood, and thinking about last-minute tax deductions.” Bundle

Here Are Some Businesses You Can Start For Less Than $100 “A lack of start-up funds can beat down many an entrepreneurial dream, but not all ventures need big-time backing to get started. Some minor operations require little cash to get going. You can turn them into side jobs or use them to build up funds to start your dream business.” The Consumerist

100 Words On: The Real Reason Why Drive-Up ATMs Have Braille Keypads “One of life’s greatest so-called mysteries is why American drive-up automated teller machine keypads have Braille on them.” Len Penzo dot Com

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