Author: Gideon Grudo
6 Ways to Make More Money as a Waiter or Waitress
Gideon Grudo on June 19, 2012
Waiting tables is hard work. Wages are low, and both customers and bosses try to take advantage at every corner. Here’s what you need to know to survive and even thrive.
Showrooming: Saving Money by Shopping Twice
Gideon Grudo on June 18, 2012
It’s called showrooming: visiting a store to check out an item, then buying it online later. How some manufacturers are hoping to stop it, and how you can do it faster and more effectively.
Dry Cleaning Gets Costlier – Here’s How to Save
Gideon Grudo on June 12, 2012
It’s about to get more expensive to dry-clean your clothes. Here are some ways to keep your clothes clean without cleaning out your wallet.
The Ultimate Online Father’s Day Gift Guide
Gideon Grudo on June 8, 2012
Father’s Day is a week from Sunday. If you haven’t bought a gift yet, there’s still time to order the perfect one online.
How to Land a Summer Restaurant Job – and Keep It
Gideon Grudo on June 5, 2012
It’s summertime, which means restaurants are gearing up for the next holiday season by hiring tons of new employees. Here’s what you need to know to get the job and keep it till Christmas.
5 Tips for Finding a Reliable Babysitter
Gideon Grudo on May 31, 2012
Deciding to leave your kids with a stranger isn’t easy. Here’s how to choose the right sitter at the right price.
Soups and Salads: What You Don’t Know Is Costing and Killing You
Gideon Grudo on February 23, 2012
Think you’re saving money by dining out on soup and salad? That can be costly to both your waistline and bottom line.
4 Tips for Making More Tips
Gideon Grudo on February 13, 2012
Despite a still-shaky economy, restaurants are selling more meals – and hiring more servers. If you’re looking for work, here’s how to make money in the hospitality biz.
3 Top Luxury Hotels – and Their Oddest Amenities
Gideon Grudo on February 6, 2012
Luxury hotels have figured out how to get people to pay more for one night than most of us pay in monthly rent. We peek under the covers to find out how they do it.
5 Things to Consider When Choosing Colleges
Gideon Grudo on January 25, 2012
With college application season fast approaching, two recent studies might help you decide where to go and what to major in. Some of their advice isn’t so obvious.
6 Ways to Save on Cigarettes
Gideon Grudo on October 5, 2011
Still smoking? So are about 45 million other Americans. While you should really quit, if you are going to keep lighting up, at least make sure your money doesn’t go up in smoke.
6 Tips to Tailgate like an Expert
Gideon Grudo on August 31, 2011
Are you ready for some football? How about some pre-game partying? Here are some money-saving tailgating tips.
8 Smart Ways to Save on College Textbooks
Gideon Grudo on August 29, 2011
College is back in session. That means skyrocketing tuition, high-priced campus food, and even higher-priced textbooks. We can’t help with the first two, but we can save you big on books.
How to Protect Your Smartphone From Identity Thieves
Gideon Grudo on August 24, 2011
Your favorite apps might be your worst enemy – allowing thieves to literally pick your pocket.
Walmart Coffee vs. Starbucks. Guess Who Wins?
Gideon Grudo on August 19, 2011
Who would pay twice the price for the same quality? According to Consumer Reports, if you’re buying Starbucks coffee, you are.
4 Smart Ways to Protect Your Smart Phone
Gideon Grudo on August 9, 2011
We’ve all dropped our phone at least once. Here are some ways to protect that smart phone from your dumb moves.
5 Saving Tips From a Starving Student
Gideon Grudo on July 28, 2011
A new college school year is right around the corner, and so are new tuition hikes and budget cutbacks. Here’s how one senior suggests stretching your higher-education dollar.
5 Money-Saving (But Fun!) Summer Dates
Gideon Grudo on July 12, 2011
Money Talks News is hitting the streets and letting you know where to have the perfect and (almost) free date during this summer of love.
It’s Official: Men Spend Money to Impress Women
Gideon Grudo on July 5, 2011
Finally, researchers have proven what we’ve always known: Men spend to get women. If you’re going to be a peacock, at least do it for less.
5 Tips from Your Server: How to Get the Most Out of Eating Out
Gideon Grudo on March 9, 2011
When you go out to eat, especially at chain restaurants, are you getting the most meal for your money? It may be up to your waiter or waitress. So do as they do…
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