Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

This week: networking mistakes to avoid, how credit scores are like cats, how to bust out of a rut, tricks to save in college, and making money by blogging.

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1. I Make Money Online: Blogging

[Yes I Am Cheap] I’ve seen lots of articles about how to make money blogging. This is one of the best. Author Sandy Smith reveals how much she makes with her blog (about $1,000 a month) and exactly where the money comes from. She also describes other potential benefits to blogging, like speaking engagements and getting free stuff. If you’ve thought of blogging to make extra money, check it out.

2. Tricks I Used to Save Money in College

[20s Finances] This former college student offers advice for those about to enter the halls of higher learning, including avoiding ATMs and taking advantage of inexpensive campus activities.

3. 13 Ways to Bust Out of a Rut

[And Then We Saved] Life got you down? Here are some ways to pick yourself back up. They include things like taking a walk, exploring a new area of town, and abstaining from booze. If you’re blue, give it a read, then follow some of the suggestions.

4. How Credit Scores Are Like Cats

[Ask Liz Weston] If you have both a cat and a credit score, you’ll like this post from Liz Weston. So how are credit scores like cats? Among other things, they’re both finicky, hold a grudge and have their own agenda. If you’re a cat lover, you’ll find this a purr-fect post.

5. 10 Networking Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

[Wise Bread] We’ve done several posts about networking to help locate your next gig. But not all networking is good. This article points out networking mistakes to avoid, like connecting with the wrong people, acting unprofessionally, and making it all about you. Check it out for more.

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