10.06.15
"The Office" Christmas party

10 Underrated Perks of Working for Someone Else

In the personal finance world, finding a way to be your own boss is a common aspiration. The many benefits of entrepreneurship  — such as flexible hours, unlimited

09.23.15
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How Bad Credit Can Cost You Your Dream Job

With a good credit score and an established credit history, life gets much easier. Just ask anyone who has ever been denied a home loan,

08.22.15
Informative Guide to Blogging

A Detailed Guide for Writing Informative and Entertaining Blog Content

Over the last few years, a handful of readers who contact me regularly have asked for me to write a post about the actual nuts

08.16.15
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10 Hot Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

There is no simple answer to the question, “Is college worth it?” Simply put, there are too many variables to consider. But the debate over higher

08.11.15
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If You Want Different Results, You Have to Try Different Approaches

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” While

08.02.15
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Should Your Parents Have a Say in Your College Major?

When my husband chose to pursue his first bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, his parents were less than thrilled. They wanted him to be happy,

07.28.15
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How to Negotiate Salary and Juggle Job Offers

You’ve got a job offer: That’s great, but now what? According to conventional wisdom, salary negotiations should be numero uno on your agenda. You weren’t

07.19.15
apprentice and tradesman

Earn and Learn: 10 Great Jobs That Start With an Apprenticeship

As the cost of a four-year degree continues to surge higher, a more traditional form of education seems to be catching on: the apprenticeship. A wide range of

06.28.15
carpenter

10 Hot Jobs That Simply Cannot Be Shipped Overseas

Over the last decade, two huge issues — rising student loan debt and the lack of entry-level jobs – have been on a collision course.

06.17.15
Skills & Decision Making Process

How Financial Security and Useful Skills Change Your Decision-Making Process

A few weeks ago, an interesting event occurred in one of my old hobbies that sheds a wonderful light on how decision making processes of

06.09.15
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11 Benefits You Should Be Taking Advantage of at Work

For the first two years of my previous career, I was largely unaware of many of the employee benefits I was eligible for. Sure, I

06.05.15
Handling Future Uncertainty

Handling Future Uncertainty

Alex writes in: I am 26 years old. I have paid off all of my student loans and am looking forward to the future. I

05.21.15
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10 College Degrees That Could Pay Off in 2015

Recent news about the rising costs of college has been nothing short of dark and dreary. By all accounts, the price tag of higher education

05.19.15
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The Value Line: Building More Skills for a Better Life

My father was always a “jack of all trades” kind of guy. He was an absolute stellar gardener. He was a very good small-scale commercial

05.12.15
Personal Finance Focus

Choosing Your Personal Financial Focus

When I first started my professional life, my main financial focus was on my career. I tried really hard to establish a great professional foundation

05.05.15
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How to Write a Thank-You Note

With graduation and wedding season upon us, you may be faced with the arduous task of finding the proper way to thank others for their

05.03.15
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10 Best Entry-Level Jobs With Long-Term Potential

If you’re fresh out of school without much experience, you’ll probably have to take an entry-level job — but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in

05.01.15

Nine Steps to Prepare for an Upcoming Job Loss

At my previous job, I was employed for a while on a series of annual contracts that were renewed each May. The money that funded

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