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Five Jobs Where You Can Dress Like a Slob

A long time ago when the earth was green and internet startups were the newest thing, I had a boss who preferred a casual dress code.

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Five Careers Where Being Frugal Pays Off

Being frugal is an asset in any career path. After all, you never know when markets will shift and your occupation will go from in-demand

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Some Thoughts on Hating Your Job and What You Can Do About It

With the exception of about two years of my adult life (split into two periods), I have never actually hated my job. I’ve usually been

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Six Simple Skills Everyone Can Learn to Improve Their Earnings Potential at Work

The core message behind The Simple Dollar can be boiled down to five simple words, words that have been repeated many times on this site.

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Lying on Your Resume Is a Terrible Idea – Here’s What to Do Instead

If you’ve ever read any career advice or spoken with a career counselor for more than a minute, you know that there’s one big job-seeking

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Five Legitimate Passive Income Ideas

If someone gave you a million dollars, you’d never have to work again – but not for the reasons you think. The big leg up

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Nine Employers That Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

When searching for a new employer, most people look at the full package of benefits they’ll get in return. How much will your new salary

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What Should I Do With My Life? The Fundamental Question of Personal Finance – and a Surprising Answer

For most of my life, I’ve just drifted. I would work passionately at one thing for a while, then I’d burn out on that thing

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Five Ways to Get the Job When You’re Overqualified

There are plenty of reasons you might want a job for which you’re overqualified. Maybe you’re trying to break into a new industry, and you’re

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Five Ways to Steal Back an Hour a Day

What would you do with another hour in the day—get a good night’s sleep for once, organize your workspace, update your resume? Bottom line, if

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The Myth of the Ruthless Business Mogul (or Why It Pays to Be Nice in the Workplace)

It’s still commonplace for bosses to think that they need to rule with an iron fist. This is never more apparent than in the sports

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Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Pick Your Career Off a ‘Hot Jobs’ List

Media outlets love to issue “hot jobs” lists (we’re as guilty as anyone), telling you which careers to target based on considerations like occupational outlook

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Five Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Can Get Back Into the Workforce

The number of stay-at-home moms rose during and after the Great Recession, reaching 29% of American mothers in 2012, according to Pew Research. But, not

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Are You a Freelancer… or an Exploited Worker?

Two in five workers will be independent contractors by 2020, according to one study. That’s an estimated 60 million of us toiling without the restrictions (or

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Don’t Try This at Home: You Are Not Going to Make Money With These Five Side Hustles

Side hustles represent the new American dream: making more money, without going through the trauma of the job search process, or retraining for an entirely

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How to Get a Ton of Extra Value Out of Earning a College Degree

When I first attended college some number of years ago, I really didn’t take the experience as seriously as I could. I kept my grades

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Do You Hate Your Job — or Your Boss?

At least half of workers have left a job “to get away from their manager,” according to a Gallup report from last year. If you’ve


The Myths and Realities of ‘Doing What You Love’

One issue that you’ll see constantly debated in books and articles about choosing a career is the idea of “doing what you love.” Should a

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