Caroline Lupini, provided by Published 9:11 am CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Justin Sullivan/Getty When she's not traveling, Colorado-based writer Caroline Lupini saves money on food by combining credit-card cash back on groceries and dining with meal delivery services and store-specific loyalty programs. One of her favorite rewards cards is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, which offers 6% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 a year. She also relies on meal delivery services like Hello Fresh to fill her fridge when she's returning from a trip. I travel six or more months out of the year and at times, I've found myself sinking into a money-draining pattern that involves eating out or picking things up last minute, generally without having enough foresight … [Read more...] about I travel 6 months of the year. Here’s my best strategy to save money on food, no matter where I am in the world.
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You might think that by now, people would have productivity software all figured out. Yet every year, dozens of enterprising software makers–both large and small–find more clever ways to get things done, either with entirely new apps or major improvements to the classics. Here are some of the most essential productivity apps we’ve found lately for phones, tablets, computers, and even your smartwatch. Time savers Email yourself. Sometimes there’s no better reminder system than your inbox. With Noto, you can quickly email yourself by jotting down a note and swiping, or by using iOS’s share sheet to send notes from third-party apps. It’s great for sending links, tweets, map locations, or anything else you might need to recall later. [iOS] Schedule faster. No one really likes the typical back-and-forth email ritual for scheduling calendar events. Woven can help you break the cycle by letting you suggest times that invitees can then choose from through … [Read more...] about The 25 best new productivity apps for 2019
To measure the success of your direct mail efforts, you've got to test your campaigns first. Follow these guidelines to get the most bang from your buck. Robert W. Bly Published 9:45 am CDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Photo: Ideabug | Getty Images Photo: Ideabug | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Ideabug | Getty Images Why You Don't Want to Fail This Direct-Mail Test 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly’s book The Direct Mail Revolution: How to Create Profitable Direct Mail Campaigns in a Digital World. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound In direct mail (DM), testing is the process of … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Want to Fail This Direct-Mail Test
Royal Mail shares crashed to a record low yesterday in a major blow to postal workers and savers with money tied up in the company. On another bleak day for the 503-year-old firm, the stock fell more than 13 per cent, to 260.8p, leaving it 59 per cent below last year's peak of 631p, and 21 per cent below the 330p the shares listed at in 2013. The latest slump came as Royal Mail warned it is handling fewer letters than expected – the volume of letters in the first nine months of the year fell 8 per cent while revenues from this arm fell 6 per cent. Royal Mail stock fell more than 13 per cent, to 260.8p, leaving it 59 per cent below last year's peak of 631p, and 21 per cent below the 330p the shares listed at in 2013 It now expects full-year profits of between £500million and £530million having previously hoped for as much as £550million. The bleak update piles fresh pressure on chief executive Rico Back, who was handed a £5.8million golden hello when … [Read more...] about Royal Mail shares crash to record low: Stock plunges more than 13%
Kyle Schurman, provided by Published 9:52 am CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Gone are the days when you had to go to a tax preparer to ensure that you filed your taxes correctly. Now, you can do your taxes at home with tax software online. Of all the tax preparing services we've tried, TurboTax Deluxe is the best with its easy-to-use software and helpful explanations. The old saying goes: Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. These days, you can add one more to the list. It’s certain that you’re going to be bombarded with advertisements for tax preparation software and services from New Year’s Day through April 15, 2019 when the deadline to file 2018 taxes hits. Tax prep software is a big business, and you may hesitate to pay for help with something you could do … [Read more...] about The best tax software you can use to file your taxes online — TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxAct