Live in the Path of the Eclipse? Your Spare Room Could Make You $500/Night

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Call them the geographically blessed. For the lucky 12 million Americans who live directly in the path of the upcoming total solar eclipse, Aug. 21 will bring a once-in-a-lifetime… Read more →

This Organization Aims to Make Pricy College Textbooks a Thing of the Past

During my sophomore year of college, I (stupidly) decided buying a concert ticket was more important than purchasing an expensive — but necessary — textbook for one of my classes. I struggled through that semester, borrowing the book from a classmate or from the library when it was available. I eventually passed the class, albeit by a pretty slim margin.… Read more →

How to Avoid the Salary History Question — and What You Should Say Instead

It’s standard practice for some employers to ask job candidates about their salary history during the interview process. Hiring managers sometimes use the information as a preliminary screening tool or to determine the likelihood an applicant will accept their job offer. However, asking workers to divulge their salary history puts the candidate at a negotiating disadvantage and contributes to the… Read more →

Not Your Average Ski Bum Gig: Liftopia is Hiring a Work-From-Home Rep

If you’re a skier or boarder, you know lift tickets can be pretty expensive. But if you become a member of Liftopia’s team, you can support your hobby this season with a substantial hourly wage. If you’ve ever bought lift tickets online, you might have used Liftopia. The ecommerce site is the largest seller of lift tickets and a great pricing tool… Read more →

Researchers Say Alcoholism Is on the Rise. These Low-Cost Programs Can Help

Opioid misuse has reached such epidemic proportions that it’s now considered a national emergency. But opioids aren’t the only substance Americans struggle with. A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry revealed that the misuse of alcohol is on the rise, along with several illnesses typically associated with heavy drinking. Researchers say one in eight American adults now meet the guidelines… Read more →

Here’s How to Save on Food After the Mandatory College Meal Plan Ends

During my freshman year, I caught the classic college kid sickness: mono (I know). I’m alive and well today, but for about four weeks in the middle of the fall semester, my throat was so sore that I couldn’t even think about the unlimited pizza, salad bar, waffles, barbecue, taco bowls and made-to-order paninis and omelets that were served in… Read more →

4 “Totality” Awesome Ways to Make Extra Cash During the Solar Eclipse

For the last few months, scientists have been ramming the significance of the coming solar eclipse down our collective throats. “I have seen people witnessing their first eclipses. And after totality, they are down on their knees, weeping,” retired astrophysicist Fred Espenak said in an interview with NPR. “It’s just an incredibly moving event.” I totally get it. It’s a… Read more →

4 Chains Where Your Fantasy Football League Can Score Amazing Deals

If you’re like nearly 75 million other Americans, you’re getting excited. You’re keeping an eye on NFL training camps to see who’s exceeding expectations and who pulled up with a nagging hamstring issue. It’s almost fantasy football time. Say it with me. Finally! For many, one of the best moments of the season is when your league gathers in one… Read more →

Want to Learn While You Earn? This Side Gig Could Be Perfect for You

Are you one of those people who loves to know a little bit about a lot of things? Does your brain refuse to sleep at night until you’ve looked up the one nagging question that’s been vying for your attention all day? Do you have an arsenal of useless information swimming around in your head, taking up precious real estate… Read more →

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