Do You Own a Domain Name That’s Worth a Fortune?


Chances are, many of you reading this already own a few domain names. At around $8 a year these days, they’re cheap enough. I own several, usually because I have a “bright” idea that I think would make an awesome product or website and snag the domain name before someone else does. Then it sits there gathering internet dust.

Many people do the same as I do, and then forget about those websites. The option to auto-renew makes it very easy to sit on a website name for years and not even remember that you own it. And some of those domains can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even millions. Leer más “Do You Own a Domain Name That’s Worth a Fortune?”

10 Shocking Facts About Our World

When you write about money and the environment for a living, you’re constantly bombarded by related facts, figures and other interesting stuff. It seems like a day doesn’t pass without someone emailing me a press release about how much CO2 is released via cow flatulence every year, or how much money you could save by heating your home with cow chips. Come to think of it, maybe I’m just on some type of All Bovine News list serve.

Last year I decided to keep track of some of the most interesting eco-facts (as in ecological as well as economical) I ran across, and start a new annual tradition: The Green Cheapskate’s Top 10 Shocking Eco Stats of the Year. Here goes:


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When you write about money and the environment for a living, you’re constantly bombarded by related facts, figures and other interesting stuff. It seems like a day doesn’t pass without someone emailing me a press release about how much CO2 is released via cow flatulence every year, or how much money you could save by heating your home with cow chips. Come to think of it, maybe I’m just on some type of All Bovine News list serve.

Last year I decided to keep track of some of the most interesting eco-facts (as in ecological as well as economical) I ran across, and start a new annual tradition: The Green Cheapskate’s Top 10 Shocking Eco Stats of the Year. Here goes: Leer más “10 Shocking Facts About Our World”

Job Hunting Resources

The job search process is never easy, but there are ways to improve your chances of landing a job. Here are tips on finding job opportunities, resume writing, interviewing, and other ways to help you stand out from other candidates. Use the links below to jump to any section.

* Job Search Tips
* Writing Your Resume
* Mastering the Interview
* Other Ways to Stand Out

Job Search Tips

6 Ways to Use Technology to Upgrade Your Career
Technology helps us stay connected, learn something new, and make new connections quickly and efficiently. Here are 6 ways to use technology to upgrade your career. By Greg Go

How Online Job Boards Can Actually Help A Job Search
For someone launching a job search, online job boards can provide a wealth of information. By Julie Rains

5 Fatal Assumptions of Job Seekers
Many people are job hunting these days. Wise Bread blogger Julie Rains has worked with job seekers for many years and have found that these five common assumptions frequently derail a job search. By Julie Rains


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The job search process is never easy, but there are ways to improve your chances of landing a job. Here are tips on finding job opportunities, resume writing, interviewing, and other ways to help you stand out from other candidates. Use the links below to jump to any section.

Job Search Tips

6 Ways to Use Technology to Upgrade Your Career
Technology helps us stay connected, learn something new, and make new connections quickly and efficiently. Here are 6 ways to use technology to upgrade your career. By Greg Go

How Online Job Boards Can Actually Help A Job Search
For someone launching a job search, online job boards can provide a wealth of information. By Julie Rains

5 Fatal Assumptions of Job Seekers
Many people are job hunting these days. Wise Bread blogger Julie Rains has worked with job seekers for many years and have found that these five common assumptions frequently derail a job search. By Julie Rains Leer más “Job Hunting Resources”

The Ethics of Free: Is it Wrong to Get Free Stuff?

I love to get free stuff. Don’t you?

The problem with free is that it doesn’t mean something is really free. It just means that someone else has paid for the product or service instead of you.

Recently, I was surfing around the Wise Bread archives, and I came across a post on how to get movie rentals for free. Well, that sounds interesting, right? As I read through the comments, I found that some readers were really appreciative for the tip while others thought taking advantage of the coupon codes was either cheap, an assault on capitalism, or downright immoral.

Then the same discussion came up again. While dealing with the topic of student loan debt forgiveness for people who work for non-profit organizations, it was clear that some individuals are concerned that free to you means I get to pay (through tax dollars) for that item — in this case, student loans.


I love to get free stuff. Don’t you?

The problem with free is that it doesn’t mean something is really free. It just means that someone else has paid for the product or service instead of you.

Recently, I was surfing around the Wise Bread archives, and I came across a post on how to get movie rentals for free. Well, that sounds interesting, right? As I read through the comments, I found that some readers were really appreciative for the tip while others thought taking advantage of the coupon codes was either cheap, an assault on capitalism, or downright immoral.

Then the same discussion came up again. While dealing with the topic of student loan debt forgiveness for people who work for non-profit organizations, it was clear that some individuals are concerned that free to you means I get to pay (through tax dollars) for that item — in this case, student loans. Leer más “The Ethics of Free: Is it Wrong to Get Free Stuff?”

How to Budget and Track Expenses for Your Next Vacation

I recently discovered a neat — and free — online tool that will help you estimate, budget, and track your expenses for your next vacation. It’s aptly named Budget Your Trip.

Travel is one of those luxuries that, even on a budget, can be costly. It’s difficult to estimate what you’ll spend before you get there, tricky to monitor your expenditures mid-stream, and excruciating to curb your spending if you realize the budget is going off the rails. “I’m on vacation”, you justify, as you order that extra beer with dinner, figuring it will all come out in the wash (or at least you’ll be too drunk by the end of the night to care).

Instead of leaving your next vacation up to chance (and coming back broke and bitter about it), you can add some science to the exercise with the help of Budget Your Trip.


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I recently discovered a neat — and free — online tool that will help you estimate, budget, and track your expenses for your next vacation. It’s aptly named Budget Your Trip.

Travel is one of those luxuries that, even on a budget, can be costly. It’s difficult to estimate what you’ll spend before you get there, tricky to monitor your expenditures mid-stream, and excruciating to curb your spending if you realize the budget is going off the rails. “I’m on vacation”, you justify, as you order that extra beer with dinner, figuring it will all come out in the wash (or at least you’ll be too drunk by the end of the night to care).

Instead of leaving your next vacation up to chance (and coming back broke and bitter about it), you can add some science to the exercise with the help of Budget Your Trip. Leer más “How to Budget and Track Expenses for Your Next Vacation”