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

07.04.11

Ten Things College Graduates Need to Know About Finances and Careers

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

06.28.11

Career Dreams – In Three Parts

What will I do with my life? How will I leave my mark on the world? These questions have been a constant part of my

06.03.11

Your Job Is Not Your Life

A few days ago, I had a chat with a friend of mine who is struggling mightily with his job right now. He took a

05.10.11

The Second Job Paradox

Amy writes in: I’ve been a paralegal with the same law firm for four years. I love the job and the work that I do.

05.03.11

Got Unused Vacation Time? Put It to Use with a Personal Sabbatical

In September 2004, I was about to leave my first post-college job. My boss at that time – who happens to be one of the

04.03.11

Deliberate Practice: Improving Your Finances, Career, and Life

I’ve mentioned deliberate practice in the past, but after several experiences in recent days, I felt like it was a vital topic worth revisiting. What’s

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