Monday, February 15, 2010

Sell Your Old Books for Cash

Today I tripped over a big heavy box in the garage. I vaguely remember crating it around with me from house to house in college, but never once opened it to see the contents. When finally got around to opening it this morning, I found a ton of old books.

My first reaction was to take them to the Goodwill or a used book store, but while Googling the nearest used book store I found:

Cash4 books buys used books. This easy to use site lets you type in the ISBN # located on ever book bar code for an instant quote. I only got a few dollars per book, but shipping is free with the sites printable shipping labels. After they get your books you will receive a check or Paypal deposit.

So if you have a ton of old books weighing you down, and cluttering up your house, check Cash4books before you donate them to Goodwill, you could stand make some easy money.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stop Bad Mouthing Your Employer

If you're stressed out, and having a bad day at work, don't vent your frustration with co-workers. It not only makes you look bad, but it makes your employer look bad as well. Bad mouthing only adds to an already stressful situation. It defames your character and does not speak very highly of your integrity. Bad mouthing your boss doesn't accomplish anything, and could even get you fired. This doesn't mean that you have to shoulder all the burdens at work. There is a big difference between complaining about your boss, and proposing solutions.

Complaining About Your Boss
It's easy to say "This is a poor way to run a business," or " We wouldn't have these problems if I was in charge." In reality, you are not in charge, and without proposing any solution, you are just complaining. Anytime you feel the need to lower your voice, you are probably bad mouthing. Finding faults in other people's actions is a spineless act, and should left up to gossipers and villains.

Proposing solutions
If you know how to make the business run more efficiently, by all means speak up. Suggest your improvement to the boss and your co-workers. If everyone is in agreement, you could be the hero of the company. A problem solver will advance within a company, while a bad mouther will fester in their own misery.

Avoid getting caught up in office politics, and stop bad mouthing your employer.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Quick Tip: Keep a Stash of Cash at Home

I don't normally carry cash. I use my debit card for almost everything. Unfortunately their are times when cash is nessesary. Whether it's tipping the pizza guy, making change for poker night, or wheelin-and-dealing at a neighbors garage sale, it is always good to have at least some cash at home. There is no need to stuff your life savings in a matteress, but having access to $100 in small bills comes in handy.