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Brayden Simms: How To Save Money In Journalism

by | 25th, June 2008

OH, Brayden, we’ve been there:

Back in March my month-long Heavy Thrifting blog chronicled my attempts to rein in my spending habits by at least 10 percent. Now, three months later, I’m again reaching for the budget ax.

But this time, there will be a couple of big differences.

First, I’ll have professional financial planner Elaine King by my side analyzing every aspect of my fiscal universe and advising me on the best course of action to help achieve my long-term goals.

Second, and more importantly: I’ve been laid off from my copy editing job at The Miami Herald.

The McClatchy Co., parent of the Miami Herald Media Co., announced last Monday that it was paring down its workforce by 10 percent. The Herald, in particular, has been tasked with eliminating 250 full-time positions, or about 17 percent of its total workforce. I’m among those workers whose jobs will disappear.

How to save money in journalism…

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