Craig Ervine’s unbeaten 151 leads Zimbabwe recovery against Sri Lanka

first_imgCraig Ervine hit an unbeaten 151 for his highest score as Zimbabwe recovered from a shaky start to reach 344 for eight at stumps against hosts Sri Lanka on the opening day of the one-off test at R. Premadasa Stadium.Sri Lanka’s spin spearhead Rangana Herath struck early as Zimbabwe were reduced to 38-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat first.But left-handed Ervine, who hit his second test hundred, compiled two half-century partnerships with Sikandar Raza (36) and Malcolm Waller (36) to lead the fightback for Zimbabwe, who beat Sri Lanka 3-2 in the recent one-day international series.Left-arm spinner Herath finished as the most successful bowler with four wickets for 106 Sri Lanka, who were playing the first match under new test captain Dinesh Chandimal.last_img

Kohli open to transition talk with SL, but only after series

first_imgPallekele, Aug 23 (PTI) He is open to the idea of discussing Sri Lankas transitional issues with their coach Nic Pothas, but India skipper Virat Kohli will only do it once he is done with the ongoing limited overs series. Kohli was asked about Pothas comment that they would interact with the Indian team management to overcome the transition period difficulties their team is facing currently. “We havent had any discussions yet. Those things may happen after the competitive zone is over and done with the series. I think that will happen after September 6 if it has to happen from their end,” Kohli said at the pre-match press conference here today. The hosts team bus was subject of angry reaction from fans at Dambulla after the heavy defeat in the first ODI. Kohli spoke about how India managed the transition phase after many of their own greats retired. “…But look it is difficult for any team going through transition. One thing that we decided to do as a team was take more responsibility and ownership of what we do on the field when playing for the country. We just needed to change our mindset.” Mental preparation was key to standing upto challenges, according to the captain. “It didnt matter if we were playing against a side that has played 60 Tests each ? if we are mentally more prepared than them then we are in a better position to win. So we decided to put our heads in that zone where experience didnt matter much for us. “It was the fight and competitiveness we were willing to show and the desire to fight for longer periods that helped us get through that phase quicker than what others might have faced,” said the skipper. Kohli said extreme reactions from fans are beyond the players control and they would rather focus on the task at hand only. “Im not someone who will sit here after not performing and request the fans to be patient with us or (tell them) please dont react in a bad way. Thats a very personal choice. “If I, as a fan, am watching a game and I see a team not being able to do well I would feel compassion. I would not burn effigies or smash faces, put on mannequins and what not. I would show compassion because you can understand at a human level that everyones trying hard out there and no one wants to go out there to lose or fail.” The Indian captain added, “I think people find the ease and convenience, and the pleasure in pulling other people down which I personally dont believe in. “Im sure its tough for the players to see such things. But you cant really control whats happening from another person, you can only control what you can do on the park and the mindset that you can be in,” he added. Last but not the least, the topic of Lasith Malinga also came up as he is seen by many as a fading star in this young and inexperienced Sri Lankan line-up. Asked about Malinga, Kohli said, “Obviously, age is always a factor in sport. I cannot speak for Lasith but everyone wants to keep up with their peak fitness and manage their bodies well through the course of their career. When you look at his bowling action and the kind of success he has had for such a long period of time is actually remarkable. “With the dynamics of his bowling, its not very natural. What he has been able to achieve for Sri Lanka has been outstanding. Thats why they have been such a dangerous side over the last few years in limited overs format,” said Kohli. The skipper felt Malinga could still get back into his groove. “Even when he played Test cricket, he made an impact. Its very easy to say that he is not bowling as well anymore but it could just be a phase. Once he starts hitting those yorkers again, those slower balls again, and picks up wickets on a regular basis then these talks can be otherwise also. “I cant talk about his body, only he would know. But as long as we play him we obviously respect his skills and what he can bring to the table and how he can turn the game around. “We always play him like that, we have always played him like that and well continue to play him like that till he plays for Sri Lanka,” Kohli signed off. PTI CN AH AHadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Well done Bangladesh! Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Clarke hail Bangla Tigers after historic Test win

first_imgShakib Al Hasan picked up his second 10-wicket haul in Test cricket to help Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs at Mirpur and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.The southpaw picked up 5/85 in the second innings to script remarkable victory. He had earlier picked up 5/68 in the first innings.Bangladesh posted 260 in their first innings as Australia were bundled out for 217. With a slender but all -important lead, Bangladesh set a 265-run target for Australia to win on a track that was starting to turn square.David Warner struck a commanding century and Australia were firm favourites to win the match on Day 4 but Shakib’s brilliant performance with the ball turned the tides for the hosts.This is Bangladesh’s 10th victory in their 101st Test match. This is also Bangladesh’s first victory against Australia in their fifth-ever Test against the Aussies. The last time the two countries met, Australia hammered the Tigers by an innings and 80 runs at Chittagong in 2006.This is how twitterati reacted to Bangladesh’s historic Test win at Mirpur:2 upsets in 2 days! Inspiring performance by @BCBtigers! Test cricket is thriving #BANvAUS- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 30, 2017Great to see Bangladesh win against mighty Australians. Test cricket still is and always will be the ultimate form of the game @BCBtigers- Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 30, 2017Well played @BCBtigers on historical test win. Very good test match. ???- Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) August 30, 2017Congratulations Bangladesh ???? didn’t think I would be writing this tweet but you need to give credit where credit is due. ?????? #testcricketadvertisement- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) August 30, 2017The historic winning moment for @BCBtigers! #BANvAUS pic.twitter.com/yvmh5kWBoZ- ICC (@ICC) August 30, 2017Two amazing Tests in two days! Shows why it is still the pinnacle of the game. Congratulations Bangladesh.- Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 30, 2017Well done Bangladesh. Special effort to beat Australia. #BANvAUS- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 30, 2017He took half of the Australia wickets and made a crucial contribution with the bat too – the Man of the Match is @Sah75official! #BANvAUS pic.twitter.com/ANbkuc297X- ICC (@ICC) August 30, 2017Congrats Bangladesh on a special victory. Getting 86/8 when 107 were needed.2 wonderful test finishes in 2 days. A treat to watch#BANvAUS- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 30, 2017Historic.#BANvAUS pic.twitter.com/KjooZENpuT- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) August 30, 2017Congratulations @BCBtigers . Well deserved victory ??? #BANvAUS- Murali Vijay (@mvj888) August 30, 2017Very well done @BCBtigers #BANvAUS Congratulations on a brilliant test win and a hard fought one at that. ????????? extremely happy for you !!!- Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 30, 2017Waking up to splendid news from Bangladesh ….. Morning everyone ???- Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 30, 2017last_img read more

360i Press Release: SUBWAY® Selects 360i as Social Agency of Record

first_imgNEW YORK — 360i has been named the Social Agency of Record for SUBWAY® Restaurants, following a competitive review. The agency is charged with developing and executing the brand’s overall social strategy, inclusive of creating socially-driven campaigns and content designed to drive engagement and conversation, as well as ongoing community management, word of mouth marketing and social listening.“360i impressed us with the depth of their expertise in social media as well as their thoughtful strategic and integrated messaging recommendations,” said SUBWAY Chief Marketing Office, Tony Pace. “They will help us navigate this rapidly evolving and highly competitive global landscape.”“Tony and his team have an incredibly integrated approach to social marketing, viewing it as a marketing mindset and a vital component of their marketing mix, not a siloed channel,” said Bryan Wiener, Chairman & CEO of 360i. “We’re honored to work with such a progressive team and brand, and look forward to elevating the impact of social on their brand equity and customer relationships.”last_img read more

360i Picks Up Three Shorty Awards, Including Best Large Agency

first_imgWe’re excited to announce that 360i and our client partners have won three Shorty Awards. Among the accolades were top honors in the best “Best Large Agency” category, which 360i won for the second-straight year.360i client Oreo was named a Best Brand on Vine (a new category this year) thanks to popular content such as the “Snack Hacks” how-to series and clever Halloween Vines that parodied iconic horror movies. Other finalists in this category included Samsung and Dunkin Donuts.Additionally, 360i and Oscar Mayer took home top honors in the “Best Use of Social for Food & Beverage” category for the brand’s “Say It With Bacon” campaign, a tongue-in-cheek effort that allowed people to gift luxe bacon gifts for Father’s Day.360i earned finalist nods in three categories: Best Social Good Campaign (#Mamming), Best Use of Social Media for TV (HBO Game of Throne’s #ROASTJOFFREY) and Best Use of Animated GIFs (Bravo & GIPHY’s I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding).The Shorty Awards, now in its sixth year, honors “the best in social media” and has been dubbed “The Oscars of Social Media” by The New York Times. This year’s event featured host Natasha Leggero.Congratulations to all winners and finalists in this year’s Shorty Awards, and to the team at 360i and our clients for their ongoing partnership.Cover photo via NewMediaRockStars.com.last_img read more

360i Press Release: 360i Named the Only Leader in Search Marketing Agencies Report by Independent Research Firm

first_imgNEW YORK – March 24, 2016 – 360i today announced that it’s been named the only Leader in the March 2016 Forrester Research, Inc. report “The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q1 2016.” According to Forrester, “Four-time Leader in this study, New York City-based 360i repeats this time because of its support for user discovery across multiple search, social, mobile, and content platforms.”In this evaluation, 360i’s top scores were in the Corporate Strategy and Vision, Client Satisfaction Organic Visibility, Account Management and Number of Employees criteria. Forrester further states that 360i “owns a host of proprietary tools to automate content monitoring…” and that “domestic marketers…who want to move past traditional paid search and SEO will like this firm’s investment in envelope-pushing staff and innovation.”“We’re incredibly proud to be recognized as a Leader in this report, for the fourth time, as we feel it shows not just excellence, but consistent excellence” said Jared Belsky, president of 360i. “360i is rooted in a heritage of search marketing that we have helped to pioneer, and each year we aim to continue to evolve and reimagine the landscape for our clients.”For the report, Forrester evaluated ten top search vendors, examining past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews to establish 23 criteria by which it reviewed the agencies. Participating agencies focus on search services, offer a balance of paid search and SEO offerings and focus on delivering solutions to enterprise clients.The recognition comes on the heels of 360i being named to the Advertising Age A-List for the fourth year straight, being honored as MediaPost’s OMMA Agency of the Year three years in a row and to Advertising Age’s Best Place to Work list.last_img read more

Monthly Hot Jobs: Browse 360i’s Latest Openings

first_imgIt has been quite an exciting start to the new year for the 360i team – being named to Advertising Age’s A-List for the fourth year straight – an honor we received hot on the heels of 360i being named an Advertising Age ‘Best Place to Work’ and honored as MediaPost’s OMMA Agency of the Year.We’re also sporting this new neon sign in our New York office – powered by curiosity, just like us – and expanding our workspaces around the country to make room for more top-talent to join our team and create digitally-led (but not digitally limited) work for clients such as Canon, Lean Cuisine, Red Roof Inn and Toyota, to name a few.If you embody passion, purpose and perseverance, and are interested in becoming a part of our team, apply at one of the links below or visit our careers page to view more openings.SEO Analyst (New York, NY) – We are looking for an SEO Analyst to join our growing team. This person will consult client IT groups to customize, support and implement an ongoing array of SEO solutions and deliv       erables, and provide  ongoing evaluation of client web technologies/systems and their configurations for SEO visibility. The SEO Analyst requires a deep understanding of organic search engine optimization, a natural sense of curiosity, and a web technology background that’ll help them fuel client solutions and SEO innovation.SEM Media Manager (Chicago, IL) – We are seeking an experienced SEM Media Manager to join our team. The SEM Media Manager will largely contribute to the overall success of client businesses as they will own the day-to-day management of accounts and help develop strategies to drive account performance. This person must be organized, well-spoken and have leadership qualities.Account Supervisor (Atlanta, GA) – We are looking for an Account Supervisor to lead integrated marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 brands. This person will be responsible for supervising the planning and execution of detailed, custom media programs, as well as for the implementation of integrated marketing strategies across multiple digital channels. The ideal candidate is a skilled project manager, loves learning something new every day, and wears their passion for advertising on their sleeve.Human Resources Manager (New York, NY) – We’re seeking a Human Resources Manager (HRM) to join our team. The HRM will be responsible for providing strategic Human Resources support to assigned business groups by partnering with business leaders to deploy talent management, organizational development and total rewards policies. The HRM should have an in depth experience functioning as a business partner, with specialty experience in Human Resources analytics or compensation, and thrives  in a fast paced and highly matrixed working environment.Social Strategy Summer Intern (Chicago, IL) – We are looking for a Social Strategy Intern to provide support for a leading retail client, assisting with research and support responsibilities while getting first-hand exposure to the strategy behind the work The ideal candidate should have the ability to synthesize large sets of data from multiple sources and a strong interest in digital technology.View more job openings on our careers page.last_img read more

Forrester Research Recognizes 360i as a Leader in Search Marketing

first_imgForrester Research has just released “The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2017” naming 360i a Leader in Search Marketing. According to Forrester, “Marketers will appreciate this agency’s ability to stay on top of trends but also have a level-headed perspective on what is industry hype versus real market changes.” The report goes on to say that U.S. companies who “want a lead agency with deep heritage in search and digital will find 360i a perfect fit.”The report provides an overview on the state of the search industry and evaluates the most significant agencies against 25 criteria in three main categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. The final evaluation shows how these agencies stack up against one another and helps guide B2C marketing professionals to make well-informed decisions.360i received the highest scores possible in the market research and reporting & analytics criteria, as well as the service vision criterion within the strategy category. Stating that differentiation comes from supporting discovery beyond Google, Forrester looked at agencies “ability to create organic visibility in non-traditional search engines” and cited our proprietary insights software, “Voice Search Monitor” (VSM) as an example. The recently-released tool tracks how intelligent agents like Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana and Siri respond to questions, and helps brands better understand how these voice agents are communicating back to consumers.“Since our founding in 1998 when Google was redefining how consumers searched for information, 360i has been a pioneer in Search Marketing, helping brands get discovered,” said our President Jared Belsky. “To be recognized as a leader in this space twenty years later demonstrates, in our opinion, sustained excellence in specialized capabilities, even as we continue to develop new practice areas to help brands address what’s next.”This honor follows Forrester’s recognition of 360i as a Leader in its report “The Forrester Wave™: Lead Agencies, Q4 2016” which noted “360i sets the new pace for lead agencies with its ability to both deliver digitally-led strategies and help clients adapt internally to fully realize those strategies…”You can view “The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2017” report here.last_img read more

Not Your Average Internship: Come Work with 360i Summer 2018

first_imgWhy should you apply?You’ll learn from and work with the best and brightest in the industry on some of the most distinguished brands in the world – but don’t just take our word for it, check out our client roster. Our program helps you gain real world advertising experience as part of a team that doesn’t just react to changes in the marketplace, but predicts and defines them. And our hustle doesn’t go unnoticed. We’ve been recognized in Advertising Age’s Agency A-List issue seven years in a row, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and ranked amongst the best Lead Agencies and Search Agencies by Forrester Research. And because no summer is complete without a few cool work perks, we’ve got those too – like Summer Fridays, epic summer celebrations, and an Insta-worthy rooftop patio.Here’s what you need to know:Our full-time, paid internship program is open to current college juniors and seniors.The program runs for 10 weeks, from June 4 to August 10, with positions available in our New York and Chicago locations.We are accepting applications through February 28.If selected, you will be invited to take part in interviews. All interviews will take place on a rolling basis through March 16.There are opportunities available to work with teams across the agency in different departments. In your cover letter, let us know which department tops your list and be sure to share something interesting about yourself. Departments include: Audience & Media, Insights & Planning, Social Marketing, Corporate Marketing and PR, New Business, Influencer Marketing, Strategy, IT, Account Management, UX, Creative, Production, Operations, Integrated Media (Media), Digital (Media), Paid Social (Media), Paid Search (Media), Programmatic, Analytics, and Data Science.For more, catch us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Visit our careers page to submit your application and join the 360i fam. 360i is now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Internship/Junior Associate Program.last_img read more

360i Takes the Stage at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

first_img360i Chairwoman Sarah Hofstetter took the stage today at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, alongside Mondelez International’s Chief Marketing Officer, North America, Jason Levine, to challenge the industry to “Think Like a Toddler.”In the packed Debussy Theatre inside the iconic Palais des Festivals, Sarah and Jason shared insights about the two types of mindsets cultivated from a very young age: one that assumes intelligence and creative abilities are innate and fixed, and one that views any challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow. While we all start out as toddlers with enthusiasm for learning and a lack of awareness of our own limitations, somewhere along the way that gets lost. But we need to find it. The success of our companies and careers hinge on adopting the right mindset and allowing ourselves to think like a toddler again – before it’s too late.last_img read more

Taking the Hassle Out of Making an Auto Insurance Claim

first_imgThe average person may see anywhere between 4,000 and 10,000 ads in a single day. From binge-watching your favorite shows to checking the pile of coupons in your mailbox, advertisers have inundated our lives. Most of the ads we see… Full Story,Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday, especially if you’re a creative person. But buying a Halloween costume can get expensive, with many costing more than $50 a pop. And unless you plan to… Full Story,You may not find it on an official calendar anywhere, but Friendsgiving is a newer holiday that has gained popularity in recent years. Much like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time to gather around the table with loved ones in the… Full Story,My birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Not much of a football fan? Don’t know what all the cheesehead hat-wearing and face paint-smearing is all about? Skip hanging out at the local sports bar or sitting in the stands at a game, and put on your entrepreneurial… Full Story,Living paycheck to paycheck can feel like an endless scramble. Rent is due on the first but your paycheck won’t clear until the second. On top of everything, you need to pay for groceries, a bus ticket, and utilities before… Full Story,Decision fatigue is the decline in energy and focus you experience after making too many decisions. This mental drain causes your brain to abandon your willpower in order to seek more immediate rewards, which leads to poor decision making and… Full Story,If you ask a random person on the street what they do, chances are they have a lot of slashes and hyphens in their job titles. In this day and age, if you don’t have multiple sources of income… Full Story,Do you consider yourself a financially responsible young adult? Personally, I like to think that my finances are mostly in order. Rent, student loans, car payments—everything big is blocked off nicely. If the math works out right, I have a… Full Story,In the financial world, nothing evokes feelings of terror quite like the word “bankruptcy”. It’s become synonymous with a complete and utter collapse of one’s finances – a black hole that’s almost impossible to climb out of. When you declare… Full Storylast_img read more

MintStyle with Rachel Weingarten: Guy Style Lessons

first_imgWho would have thought that a holiday that began as the commemoration of an ancient saint would become one of the biggest spending days of the year? According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend $130.97 on… Full Story,Aside from the temperamental weather, scarcity of holidays and pervasive universal cranky moods, one of the worst parts of winter is the feeling of being trapped indoors for months at a time. While bears are too busy hibernating to take… Full Story,I recently joked to friends that late last year most of the updates on my social networks involved mass food consumption (and accompanying pictures.) For the first week of the New Year, most of the updates involved or included exercise… Full Story,We are three days into the New Year and you may already be having a hard time following through with your resolutions. Financial resolutions are always popular choices but sticking to a budget and tackling your financial goals is an… Full Story,My inbox is full of questions about how to usher in the New Year while getting the most bang for your buck. As with most of my Q&A columns, the following are composites of several similar questions. At Home Celebration… Full Story,You’ve made your list and you’ve checked it twice. You’ve even added it to your Google calendar and synced with your extended family members. You are probably so efficient that every gift on your holiday list is not only accounted… Full Story,It’s December and you know what that means: The frenzy of the gift-giving season has begun again. I’m a fan of gifts of experience and “two-part” gifts. The gift of an experience can harbor memories that last a lifetime. For… Full Story,One of the more interesting facts to emerge from the Black Friday shopping weekend is that a majority of us splurged on ourselves instead of others. Since many of us still face daunting gift lists, I’ve enlisted the help of… Full Story,If you’re reading this, chances are good that as much as you love the turkey, trimmings and time with family, you’re already secretly plotting the best holiday shopping plan of attack. To save you time crowded against thousands of other… Full Story,If there is one wardrobe staple that gets a lot of play every winter, it’s your coat. It doesn’t matter how well cut your pants are or how striking your sweater is, and even if you live someplace only a… Full Storylast_img read more

10 Most Common Financial Mistakes

first_imgGetting physically fit takes discipline, effort, and more than a little energy to get to where you want to be. Regularly moving your body and sticking to a fitness plan isn’t easy, and doing so is certainly commendable—and comes with… Full Story,Table of Contents Benefits of Working During Retirement Phased Retirement Types of Employment Recommended Jobs for Seniors  Resources for Seniors  Retirement looks different for everyone. Some people dream of playing golf and visiting their grandchildren, while others see it as… Full Story,A study conducted by Charles Schwab just last year found that three in five Americans live paycheck to paycheck, yet only one in four has a written financial plan. In fact, the majority of Americans are hesitant to receive any… Full Story,Life is unpredictable. Some days aren’t all sunshine, like when your car breaks down or your house needs a repair. These situations happen to everyone. That’s why it’s important to save while things are going well, so you can cover… Full Story,Structure is the key to growth. Without a solid foundation – and a road map for the future – it’s easy to spin your wheels and float through life without making any headway. Planning allows you to prioritize your time,… Full Story,Car accidents are not only scary but also a monumental hassle. That’s largely thanks to what comes after the accident itself.   After an accident, you’ll likely have to spend ample time on the phone with your insurer. Then there’s dealing… Full Story,If you’re a furloughed government employee, you are likely feeling a good deal of stress and uncertainty about how to manage your finances during the government shutdown. While missing a paycheck is a financial moment no one wants to experience,… Full Story,Buried underneath paying bills, digging out of a debt hole, and saving for your kids’ college is the marathon of money goals: retirement. Cue the fantasies of spending your days at a leisurely pace, working on The Great American Novel—at… Full Story,When I’m on top of finances, I’m all up in my money management apps, checking my balances and the swift progress I’ve been making on my savings goals. But when things aren’t going so hot? I’m like an ostrich with… Full Story,With all of today’s home-based tech gadgets and virtual personal assistants, smart homes are quickly becoming ubiquitous. And with high demand for connected products, so too comes ease of use, accessibility and affordability.   But as with all expenses, it’s important… Full Storylast_img read more

Should You Ditch Your Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?

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Oops! How to Recover From a Financial Resolution Slip-up

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MintFamily with Beth Kobliner: Are Your Kids Riding the En-tidal-ment Wave? Part 1

first_imgDid you know Giving USA reported that in 2018, Americans donated over $410 billion dollars?! It’s around this time of year especiailly that giving back becomes top of mind for many. Whether it’s for a particular occasion or we’re looking… Full Story,Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday, especially if you’re a creative person. But buying a Halloween costume can get expensive, with many costing more than $50 a pop. And unless you plan to… Full Story,Open enrollment season is here!   We’re expecting to receive a big packet from human resources with all the options and benefits that our employers’ offer. While I won’t say that this is an exciting thing, we are eager to go over… Full Story,What are some of the biggest lessons you received about money growing up? For me, a few things stand out. We didn’t get too many formal lectures about money, but from time to time, I’d get a lesson sprinkled in here… Full Story,As the year winds down, you may find your spending picks up. With holidays approaching, families may be preparing for trips to see their loved ones or they’re buying gifts. However, if you haven’t been saving beforehand, it can mean… Full Story,While Raleigh is not exactly super close to the beach (we used to have a tiny apartment right across the street from the Chesapeake Bay when we were first married), it’s pretty easy to hop in our car and have… Full Story,How much money are you planning on spending this year during the holidays? For the average American family, it’s a good chunk of change. During the 2017 holiday season, Bank of America found that of those surveyed, they spent on… Full Story,It’s amazing how things change when you have kids. Before kids, weekend getaways and trips were fairly easy. When we needed to take a break, I remember we could look at the calendar and twenty minutes later, have a few… Full Story,How much does your family spend on food? If you’re like most, food is one of your top three expenses (the other two being housing and transportation). While it’s an essential expense for sure, but when digging around those receipts,… Full Story,If you’re a parent, helping your kids avoid or minimize college debt is a goal you’d like to help them tackle. Right now the average price for a public four-year college is $25,290 in-state ($40,940 out of state) while a… Full Storylast_img read more

6 Ways to Cut Your Credit Card Interest Payments

first_imgFrom the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint… Full Story,There’s a specific conversation I frequently have with people around my age. As they get closer to middle adulthood and look back on everything they’ve learned about money, they start to wonder – why didn’t they teach us this stuff… Full Story,Depending on what you look for in a card, one of these may be a perfect fit your do-it-yourself projects. Follow along to learn more about these top five credit cards for DIYers. Full Story,In many ways, our credit determines our power as consumers. The strength of our credit profile and score enable us to rent an apartment, take out a car loan, and sign up for a cell phone number. Can you imagine… Full Story,Travel credit cards are available with a wide array of rewards, redemption options, fees, and bonuses. Weeding through so many general and branded travel rewards cards can be tough, so we picked out some favorites for a wide range of travel styles – so you can find the best travel credit card for your wallet.Full Story,Traveling abroad carries with it all sorts of potential credit issues. Some are just mildly annoying, but some can leave you stranded in Amsterdam, relying on the help of a broke friend you haven’t seen since high school. To avoid those issues and everything in between, here are some tips for using credit abroad. Full Story,The top reward credit cards cater to an array of desires. Whether you want to get cash back or earn miles and points toward free travel, the cards below are all a great place to get started.Full Story,From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation… Full Storylast_img read more

3 Essential (And Free!) Apps to Tackle Your Health Care Costs

first_imgFH Healthcare Care Cost Estimator (iOS)Tackles: Mystery healthcare costs.The Healthcare Cost Estimator, by the not-for-profit group Fair Health, helps you understand the cost of medical and dental procedures, how insurance works, and how to compare providers.It draws from its database of hundreds of millions of insurance claims to show you prices in specific geographies and how much your insurance might pay.Also check out the handy glossary of healthcare terms and collection of videos and articles about navigating health insurance for the full comparison-shopping experience.Simplee (iOS)Tackles: Stacks of bills everywhere and having to pull out your checkbook to pay them.With Simplee, you have everything you need to track, manage and pay your medical bills from one place online.By linking all your health, vision, dental, and pharmacy plans to your account, you can see your deductible status or HSA balance, view your benefits, and pay any medical bill with a few taps.Simplee also sends you various alerts and insights about your insurance claims, such as notifications about free preventive care or claims that looked like they were billed incorrectly.It’s basically a one-stop-shop for keeping your bills paid on time and in perfect order. Read more about Simplee here.Healthcare Blue Book (iOS, Android)Tackles: Unknown prices for health care services.The Healthcare Blue Book has been around for awhile, helping consumers find the fair market price for anything from an MRI to a heart surgery. Now, the search is available on mobile.See how providers in your area rank as far as the price for specific services and the range of costs out there. You’ll also get tips on saving money and finding quality providers and help with how to negotiate prices.The app is especially great if you’re uninsured.Tomer Shoval is the CEO and Co-Founder of Simplee, a free online personal health care expense management tool. Connect with him on twitter, facebook or email. Post navigation Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Relatedlast_img read more

Food Storage 101: How to Properly Store Meat, Dairy, and Produce for Maximum Savings

first_imgWhen summer farmer’s markets start filling up, it’s easy to buy too much of a good thing. Or at least, too much for your family to eat before it goes bad.In fact, Americans throw out 14% of the food they buy, not counting table scraps and leftovers, according to government estimates. But you can easily cut that figure back.Step 1: Become a better meal planner, which allows for better assessments of how much to buy.Step 2: Organize your pantry and refrigerator to better showcase ingredients, so that lunch meat never gets lost in the back of the fridge.Step 3: Figure out the typical shelf life for items you buy, so you know what’s on the critical must-cook list, and what can wait until tomorrow.For help, try our handy (updated) storage guide below, compiled with data from the USDA, SeriousEats.com, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, Food52, LifeHacker, FoodSafety.gov, MealsMatter.org, Self magazine and the Food Marketing Institute, among other sources:MeatsBeefStore on the bottom shelf in the fridge. As a general rule of thumb, ground meat keeps well for one to two days, and roasts and steaks are safe for three to five days.PoultryStore on the bottom shelf in the fridge, with a few paper towels underneath to catch any drips. Keep no more than one to two days.FishStore in the coldest part of the fridge for no more than two days, according to the University of Arizona. Even there, it’ll keep better on a bed of ice.PorkStore on the bottom shelf in the fridge. Per USDA guidelines, fresh pork liver and other organ meats can be safely refrigerated for one to two days; roast, steaks, chops and ribs for three to five days.Prepared MeatsOnce opened, a package of hot dogs can be safely refrigerated for up to a week. (Unopened packs can last for up to two weeks.) Deli-sliced lunch meats stay fresh for three to five days, and bacon, up to seven days.DairyMilkKeep milk and other dairy items at the back of the fridge’s top shelf, where the temperature is more constant. That keeps them fresher longer.CheeseWrap in waxed paper and then place in a plastic bag. Stored in the fridge, it can last five to eight days.EggsDon’t use the handy egg-specific door storage. Store in their carton, on a fridge shelf, where they can last up to five weeks. ProduceApplesStore on the counter. Move any uneaten apples to the refrigerator after seven days. In the fridge or out, don’t store near most other uncovered fruits or vegetables — the ethylene gases produced by apples can ruin them (making carrots bitter, for example). The exception: if you want to ripen plums, pears and other fruits quickly, put an apple nearby for a day or so.ArtichokesRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper whole for up to two weeks.AsparagusStore upright in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with either an inch of water or with a damp towel wrapped around the base, just like you would have flowers in a vase. They’ll last three to four days that way.AvocadosRipen on the counter. Can be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days once ripe.BananasStore on the counter. Refrigerate only when ripe — they’ll last for another two days or so.BeetsRemove green tops an inch or two above the crown. Refrigerate beets in a plastic bag to prevent moisture loss, which leads to wilting. (They’ll last seven to 10 days.) Refrigerate greens separately, also in a plastic bag. Best in the vegetable crisper.BerriesGrower Driscoll’s recommends refrigerating berries in the crisper, unwashed and in their original container. Blueberries and strawberries should keep for five to seven days; more fragile raspberries and blackberries up to two days.BroccoliRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper in a sealed plastic bag. It’ll keep for three to five days.CarrotsRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper in a sealed plastic bag for up to three weeks.CauliflowerRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper, stem side down, in a sealed plastic bag. It’ll last three to five days.CeleryRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper one to two weeks in a sealed bag. Keep in the front of the refrigerator, where it’s less apt to freeze.Citrus fruitsStore oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit on the counter. They can last up to two weeks.CornRefrigerate ears still in the husk. They’ll last up to two days.CucumbersRefrigerate, either in the crisper or in a plastic bag elsewhere in the fridge. They’ll last four to five days.GarlicStore in the pantry, or any similar location away from heat and light. It’ll last up to four months.Green beansRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper in a plastic bag for three to four days.Green onionsRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper for up to two weeks.HerbsFresh herbs can last seven to 10 days in the refrigerator. Store in air-tight containers with a damp paper towel on the top and bottom.Leafy greensRefrigerate unwashed in the vegetable crisper. Full heads will last five to seven days that way, instead of three to four days for a thoroughly drained one. Avoid storing in the same drawer as apples, pears or bananas, which release ethylene gases that act as a natural ripening agent.MushroomsTake out of the package and store in a paper bag in the refrigerator, or place on a tray and cover with a wet paper towel. They’ll last two to three days.OnionsStored in the pantry, away from light and heat, they’ll last three to four weeks.PeachesRipen on the counter in a paper bag punched with holes, away from sunlight. Keep peaches (as well as plums and nectarines) on the counter until ripe, and then refrigerate. They’ll last another three to four days.PearsStore on the counter, ideally, in a bowl with bananas and apples, and then refrigerate after ripening. They’ll last another three to four days.PeasRefrigerated in the vegetable crisper in a plastic bag perforated with holes, they’ll last three to five days.PeppersRefrigerated in the vegetable crisper, they’ll last four to five days.PotatoesStore them in the pantry away from sunlight and heat, and they’ll last two to three months.RadishesRefrigerate in the vegetable crisper. They’ll last 10 to 14 days.Summer squashRefrigerate in a perforated plastic bag. They’ll last four to five days.TomatoesSpread them out on the counter out of direct sunlight for even ripening. After ripening, store stem side down in the refrigerator and they’ll last two to three days.Tropical fruitMangoes, papayas, pineapples and kiwi fruit should be ripened on the counter.WatermelonKept at room temperature on the counter, it’ll last up to two weeks.Winter squashesStore on the counter for up to two weeks.Frugal Foodie is a journalist based in New York City who spends her days writing about personal finance and obsessing about what she’ll have for dinner. Chat with her on Twitter through @MintFoodie.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedBest Tips for Shopping at the Grocery Store on a BudgetJuly 24, 2019In “Food Budgets”Goal Setting: How to Become A Better SaverSeptember 4, 2019In “Financial Goals”How Much Should Your Monthly Grocery Budget Be?October 22, 2019In “Food Budgets” Post navigationlast_img read more

4 Ways to Take Your Career to the Next Level

first_imgSo you have debt. As you probably know, you’re suffering in good company. According to the Federal Reserve, total household debt is at a staggering $13.86 trillion — and has been steadily climbing. While you might be one of millions… Full Story,We’ve all heard the expression “less is more,” and the concept of minimalism embraces that fully. While it is not a new concept, the minimalism trend has gained popularity in recent years,  especially amongst Millennials in the United States. From… Full Story,Saving more money is one of those big goals that a lot of people have, but get stuck. I know this because we use to be right there too. The year would fly by and we were nowhere near our goal…. Full Story,Have you ever heard of “discretionary income” but felt unsure about exactly what it means? You’re not alone. Many people are aware of what they spend, but not the financial lingo behind it. Discretionary income refers to the remaining funds… Full Story,Mastering the personal finance basics feels pretty good. Getting a firm grasp on your expenses and budgeting like a pro is a reason to celebrate—you’re building the foundation for a solid financial future! This, of course, goes hand in hand… Full Story,While the traditional definition of financial freedom is that you have enough in investments, savings, and passive income that you don’t have to ever work for money again, it can also mean that you reach a point where you don’t… Full Story,Do you ever feel on edge because you’re not sure if you have enough in your bank account to cover your bills and put food on the table? If so, you’re far from alone. A recent study by the United… Full Story,Starting your journey toward financial fitness can be overwhelming. If you take a gander at the Center for Financial Services and Innovation (CFSI)’s eight key indicators of financial health, which include spending less than your income, having sufficient living expenses… Full Story,This Independence Day, as with each 4th of July, I’m reminded of the great leap of faith my parents took more than 37 years ago when they bought one-way tickets to the United States. Their move from their embattled Iran… Full Story,Earlier this month I had a major #fangirl moment. It was a full #fangirl evening, in fact, when I teamed up with New York Times bestselling author and Girlboss founder Sophia Amoroso to share in a very special money event…. Full Storylast_img read more