Great Advice From Around the Web


It's summertime and the living is supposed to be easy -- at least according to the lyrics of the jazz standard Summertime . But the reality is that many Americans are struggling now in this economy. As Kiplinger's Practical Economics columnist Art Pine wrote, "Today's workforce is facing the bleakest outlook for any economic recovery since 1948." (See Tough Times Ahead for American Workers .)

Budgets Are Sexy blogger J. Money shares the story of a reader who went through a really tough time. He writes in It Could Always Be Worse ... that he was inspired by this reader's ability to stretch what little money he had to extremes and hopes that others will be inspired, too.

Several other bloggers are offering advice to help people who've fallen on tough times -- and those of us looking to spend less and save more.

Which Bills to Pay Off First When Money Runs Tight [Money Crashers]
When you can't pay for everything, you have to pay for things in order of importance.

Beware of Online Help Wanted Scams, BBB Warns [WalletPop]
"While job seekers commonly turn to social networking sites, craigslist and other online postings to find work, the BBB says consumers need to be learn how to spot warning signs of fake listings and offered the following tips."

How to Hone Your DIY Skills [Frugal Dad]
Learning how to fix things yourself will help you "keep things in working order longer, repair rather than replace, and come up with homemade solutions to avoid a costly off-the-shelf alternative."

52 Places to Find Coupons [Coupon Sherpa]
You might not have considered several of these places as a source for coupons.

5 Times a Free Opportunity Can Be Too Expensive to Take [MoneyNing]
"Free can be so expensive sometimes that you really can't afford to take it, no matter how appealing a prize, a giveaway or a present might be."

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