08.25.16
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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

08.18.16
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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

08.13.16
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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

08.11.16
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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

08.09.16
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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

07.28.16
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Five Reasons You’re Not Getting Calls From Hiring Managers

Do you feel like you’re sending your resume into a black hole? It’s not necessarily because your experience is lacking. You could be the most

07.21.16
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How to Bridge a Resume Gap

The old adage is true: it’s easier to find a job when you have a job. Sometimes, however, you have no choice – you’re laid

07.14.16
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How to Actually Acquire the 10 Most Valuable Career Skills in Your Spare Time

Money Magazine recently printed an article in their June issue (page 45, June ’16) that lists the most valuable career skills that a person can

07.14.16
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Why You Should Negotiate Your Entry-Level Salary

If you’re a recent graduate, and you’re interviewing for that first job out of college, you’d probably be pretty happy just to get an offer

07.13.16
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Eight Retailers Paying Double-Digit Hourly Wages With Real-Deal Benefits

Retail jobs are notorious for their wages, hours, and benefits packages — and not in a good way. People who work in retail (and there are lots of them — it’s

07.07.16
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Nine Things I Would Do Differently for My Finances and My Career If I Graduated Today

This past May, a person that I have a lot of respect for graduated from college. This person has a ton of character and a

07.07.16
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10 Fast-Growing Careers for People Who Hate Math

When the nightly news or government agencies report on jobs with the highest demand, they are almost always talking about jobs in STEM fields –

06.19.16
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Why I’m Glad I Resisted the Urge to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Anyone with small children knows what a huge challenge working and raising kids can be. Each hour you spend away from your kids is one

06.17.16
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The Freedom to Quit Your Job

Quite often, I talk about the concept of “financial independence” on The Simple Dollar. Financial independence, as I define it, is having the financial means

06.11.16
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The Tools I Use to Manage Work, Money, and Life

Every year or two since I started The Simple Dollar, I’ve sat down and reviewed the wide variety of tools – both electronic and otherwise

06.05.16
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Our First Summer Jobs – and What We Learned From Them

Did you have a summer job as a teenager? If you were in high school between 1974 and 1994, chances are you did, according to a

05.24.16
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How to Get a Ton of Value Out of an Entry-Level Job

During the summer of 1998, I worked a night shift for a research lab in which I shoveled and sifted dirt for eight hours at

05.24.16
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Eight Jobs Where You Determine Your Salary

Working for someone else can be a drag. Not only do you have to please your boss and toe the company line, but you have

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