11.06.12

How I Get Things Done

Yesterday, I answered a question in the Reader Mailbag describing how I manage several to-do lists at once. By the end of the day, I

07.24.12

What Are Job Benefits Worth?

A few days ago, I posted an article entitled A Salary Isn’t the Whole Picture, in which I discussed the fact that many jobs have

07.22.12

A Salary Isn’t the Whole Picture

Everyone’s job has some sort of expense associated with it. For example, my current work pretty much requires me to have an internet connection at

06.24.12

How Much Are Family-Friendly Benefits Worth?

If your employer came to you and said, “In exchange for a 20% pay cut, you can work from home,” would you do it? If

05.02.12

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Have you ever felt burnt out at a job? If so, you’re not alone. Stress – the root cause of burnout – costs the US

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Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

12.22.11

FedEx Delivery and Your Career

If you’ve been watching the news the past few days, you’ve probably seen the infamous video of the FedEx deliveryman who just tosses a computer

12.04.11

Dressing for Success and Career Goals

I got a great email recently from Marjorie: My husband’s father just gave him a huge speech about how he doesn’t dress appropriately for work

11.28.11

Some Thoughts on Careers and Cyber Monday

A few days ago, I was chatting with someone who was telling me how he only shopped for Black Friday sales online. He didn’t like

11.22.11

The Unemployment Plan

Craig writes in: I just found out that I’m being “downsized” at the end of the year. While I have a small emergency fund, I

Review: From Bud to Boss

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

08.30.11

Underemployment

About twelve years ago, I had a job as a computer lab monitor at the college I attended. The job was easy. All I had

08.23.11

Preparing for Your Next Act

A few days ago, I was standing by the bus stop waiting for my oldest child to arrive home from one of his first days

08.09.11

Some Thoughts After a Long Vacation

Over the past three weeks, I’ve taken a long vacation. My family and I traveled to the Seattle area to see the sights, visit family,

08.07.11

Gathering Your Thoughts

In the near future, I have to give a pair of presentations on similar topics, mostly related to online writing, mostly focused on methods for

08.02.11

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job,

07.31.11

Should I Move to Find Work?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.27.11
Passions, Obsessions, Time, Money

Powerful Meditation and Focusing Techniques

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got