I am the ABSOLUTE WORST at salary negotiations

So this is a tres interesting read for me…not that I’m in the midst of any salary negotiations at present…nor do I assume there will be any negotiating during my next interview since I’m so desperate at this point I’d pretty much take anything.  I guess that counts as tipping my hand?  But I’m pretty sure no future employers are reading this blog…or anyone else for that matter.  Anyhoo, file this article under good to know and break it out when and if you’re negotiating next!

Lifehacker – Avoid Tipping Your Hand in Salary Negotiations – Salary Negotiation.


Simple Intro to Life Insurance




As much as Suze Orman talks a blue streak about not getting insurancen, she’s not against all insurance…and life insurance can been an excellent tool-especially if you have  family or student loans that will not be forgiven.  Unfortunately, there are also some people who will try and talk you into a plan you don’t need or a plan that won’t work.  But if you’re young and healthy, this might be the best time to buy!  So familiarize yourself with the different plans and figure out what works for you and your goals.   

Lifehacker – Life Insurance Primer for Beginners – Insurance.

Always wanted to go to an Ivy League School?

Well, you probably still can’t get in…especially with tons of applicants trying to return to school to wait out the economic implosion…BUT you can totally check out a bunch of FREE lectures online from MIT, Harvard, Stanford and more.  If you have time to watch last week’s 30 Rock episode, then you have time to watch one of these lectures and learn something!  Not that I don’t want you to watch 30 Rock…I love 30 Rock…and I want it to survive and enjoy many more seasons…but these lectures might give you some extra book learning…actually, if they are free online lectures, then they probably still don’t count as book learning.  Le sigh.

Also, if you’re thinking of going back to college to get your BA or Associates Degree, check out the Lifehacker link to getting a free college degree online.  There’s no reason to be spending hard earned money or savings on college classes when you can get them for free!

Education: Academic Earth Aggregates Lectures from MIT, Harvard, Yale, and Others.