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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: daily deal sites, profitable part-time jobs, building your credit history, protecting yourself against thieves, and advice for managing money.

1. Getting the Most Out of Daily Deal Sites

[Wise Bread] We recently told you daily deal sites are fading. But if you still use them – which is something worth considering, since there are plenty of great deals out there –  then you should read Sarah Winfrey’s advice on how to land the best deals. Knowing what’s out there and being sure you’ll actually use the promotion are among the first things to take into account. Check out her article for more tips.

2. 5 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

[Bargaineering] Hoping to land a part-time gig that pays between $20 and $40 an hour? Bargaineering shares five hot fields that can make this a reality. Check out the article to find why it pays to become a tutor, massage therapist, and more.

3. How to Build Your Credit History Fast

[Money Crashers] Landing a job and making payments on time are some ways to begin building credit. Then there are more strategies to consider – like automating your payments and increasing your credit limit. Read on for more suggestions.

4. Protecting Yourself Against Thieves

[MoneyNing] Writer AJ Pettersen shares steps to take before and after the unfortunate event that your phone, wallet, or car keys are stolen. By downloading a tracking device on your phone and buying insurance, for example, you’ll be better prepared if your phone is swiped. Also look into putting a lock on your phone to prevent thieves from stealing personal information or stored passwords.

5. Why Close Is Often Good Enough When Managing Your Money

[Len Penzo dot Com] Len Penzo explains, “when it comes to managing our money, perfectionism is usually the enemy of good enough – and often counterproductive too.” He urges investors not to overanalyze, adding that taking such an approach could cost you.

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