Diversion Safes: How To Keep Money And Valuables Safe In Your Home

It’s always important to have a little extra money lying around your house in case of emergencies. Whether you’re facing an emergency or are simply in a hurry and don’t have time to stop by the ATM, having extra cash stashed around your home can save you a lot of stress and hassle. If you have expensive jewelry or precious metals lying around, you’ll need a place to keep small expensive items safe from thieves. Having a safe place in your home to hide cash and valuables is vital for protecting your assets. Here are a few places to stash things in your home that thieves will likely not think to look.

The Kitchen

When thieves loot a home, they’re looking to get in and out fast to avoid detection. So naturally, the kitchen is not the first place a thief would look, making it a great place to hide valuables. The freezer is a great place to keep a little extra cash, but some thieves do check there, so make sure it’s well disguised. Place your cash in a zip lock bag, then wrap it with aluminum foil and place it in the back of the freezer with a label on it to avoid detection. If you’re looking (Read More….)

Computer, Vocational Training Can Offset Negative Effect of Resume Gaps

A new study published in the Journal of Career Development confirms what women have long suspected: Employers are less likely to grant interviews to older workers. The good news is that there are concrete things older women can do to improve their odds of being hired, even if they have substantial gaps in their employment histories.

The authors of the article, Emily Johnson and Joanna Lahey, focused on how various factors influenced the behavior of potential employers. Factors considered included the applicant’s age, job experience, training and off-the-job activities such as volunteering, hobbies and sporting activities. The authors also explored the effect of long gaps in an applicant’s employment history. Specifically, the study focused on how these factors impacted an employer’s willingness to grant interviews.

As part of the study, the researchers submitted different resumes to over 3500 employers from a variety of different fields, then looked at what the resumes that resulted in interview requests had in common. The jobs chosen for the study were all entry-level positions (Read More….)

The Truth About Student Loan Debt

This is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of eager young Americans are looking forward to their first year in college.  The last thing most of them are usually thinking about is how they are going to pay off all of the student loans that they are signing up for.  But they should think about it.  After all, do you buy a house or a car without first considering how you are going to pay for it?

But somehow it has become “politically incorrect” to suggest to college students that they should consider how in the world they plan to pay for the education they are about to receive.

Most young college students assume that they will just run out and get a great job once they graduate and that paying off these loans will be no problem.

But for millions of young Americans, that has turned out to be a very faulty assumption.  In fact, in the current economy millions of recent college graduates are unemployed and “good” (Read More….)

Welcome To How To Get Out Of Debt

Welcome to our new website – How To Get Out Of Debt!  More than ever before, Americans find themselves in a lot of debt.  In fact, Americans have collectively piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of world.  All of this debt has enabled us to enjoy an extremely high standard of living for decades, but now the day of reckoning has come for many of us.  You see, the truth is that it is a lot more fun getting into debt than getting out of it.  Now that the U.S. economy is a giant mess, many Americans suddenly find themselves out of work or without enough money to pay the bills.  Personal bankruptcies and mortgage defaults are at record highs and they keep climbing.  A lot of Americans have gotten into a lot of trouble with debt.

So is there any way out?  Well, yes, there is, but it is not always easy.

We are not one of those websites who are going to promise you a “fast” or an “easy” solution.

Yes, you can “consolidate” or “renegotiate” some or all of your debts, but the reality is that sometimes doing that can make your (Read More….)