07.20.17
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Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them

I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Adams’ book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. At one point in the

07.13.17
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The Overlooked Job Skill That Could Be the Key to Your Next Raise

It’s time to come clean about something that brings me shame: Up until a few years ago, I was a “hunt-and-peck” typist. I only used

07.08.17
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The Compound Interest of Building a Great Career

Anyone who spends much time paying attention to their finances eventually begins to appreciate the raw power of compound interest. It’s simple, really. Let’s say

07.07.17
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Handling Impostor Syndrome in Your Finances and Career

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an

06.30.17
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The K-12 Teacher’s Guide to Funding Classroom Supplies

It’s often been said that you can’t put a price on education, but what about the out-of-pocket classroom expenses incurred by educators each year? In

05.30.17
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10 Strategies for Standing Out During the Hiring Process

At any given time, there are millions of Americans out there seeking employment with some level of seriousness. Many of them are in your field,

05.25.17
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I Had a Workplace Relationship Implode – Here Are Six Ways It Could Have Been Avoided

Workplace conflict is inevitable, but it’s not always bad. In this way, it’s much like a marriage. As legendary British anthropologist Gregory Bateson put it:

05.14.17
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Will You Have a Job in 10 Years? Five Visionaires Weigh In

It’s hard to predict what the future will look like. Back in the 1960s, many people thought we were headed toward a Jetsons-inspired future full

05.11.17
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Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children.

04.26.17
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How to Handle a Job with Low (or No) Pay Increases

Jason writes in: “I have been working at the same job for the past seven years. It pays well and I am able to save

04.05.17
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Five Salary Negotiation Tips for People Who Hate Talking About Money

Not negotiating salary when you accept a job offer can cost you up to $1 million over the course of your career. Still, many workers

03.30.17
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Why You Should Never Feel Bad for Chasing the Money

I have had a wild ride the past couple of years, career-wise. I went from making just $22,000 per year working in the mailroom of

03.23.17
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Seven Ways to Stop Wasting Money on Your Job Search

How much does it cost to find a new job? A lot of it depends on your industry, job level, and how long the process lasts.

03.22.17
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Looking for New Work? Five Key Things You Can Do Beyond Sending Out Resumes and Applications

It’s an almost automatic response. You need a job, or you’re unhappy at your current job. What do you do? You start applying elsewhere. You

03.17.17
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So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out

Several years ago, I had the chance to work closely with an intern I’ll call Chris. Chris was quite good at the tasks we gave

03.16.17
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Three Reasons to Cut or Change Your Commute

The average American commute is now 26 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means the typical U.S. worker now spends almost an

03.11.17
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How to Write a Great, Simple Business Plan for a Small Side Business

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article on starting a side business as part of my larger 31 Days to Financial Independence series. In that

03.02.17
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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)

Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies,