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11 Lucrative Freelance Jobs That Are Still Growing

Building wealth boils down to a pretty simple equation: Either spend less money, or earn more of it. We offer plenty of ways to tighten up

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11 Money Moves to Make Before Becoming a Mommy-Preneur

For years, I sat behind a desk crunching numbers, analyzing spending trends, validating financial transactions and generating reports. (Sound exciting?) Although the day-to-day routine bored

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Joining the Military

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As I mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Jobs That Pay Off Your Debt

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student owes a


Some Thoughts on Following Passion

A few weeks ago, Mike Rowe (perhaps best known as the host of the Discovery Channel television series Dirty Jobs) posted an interesting essay on


Unhappy With Being “Locked In”? Here’s a Strategy for Building a New Career Path

Recently, one of my family members gave me a copy of the wonderful book The Nighttime Novelist. It was a little more than an obvious


Fourteen Strategies for Increasing Your Compensation at Work

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article outlining twelve tactics for shoring up your career during work downtime. Those suggestions are perfect if you’re looking


‘Lock In’ and Escaping the Trap

Over the course of my career, my single biggest fear – and obstacle – has been “lock in.” What’s “lock in”? It’s probably easiest to


Twelve Career Development Tricks For Work Downtime

Career development is often a tricky subject, especially when we get busy. When I used to work in an office environment, my days consisted of


How to Ask for Truly Useful Career Advice

During my long and winding career path, I’ve been stuck at many difficult points, uncertain as to what to do next. In those times, I’ve


How To Maintain Your Professional Networking Relationships

Unexpected twists and turns happen all of the time in our professional lives, having a solid professional network can act as a safety net. Why


How Much Time Do You Invest in Your Job?

When I first started The Simple Dollar, I was employed full time in a research environment. My job mostly involved handling and sharing significant quantities


The Cost of Decompression

If you work for a living, you know the feeling. You finish a day of earning money. You’re tired – mentally and/or physically and/or spiritually


Projection and the Spotlight Effect

All of us want to be socially accepted. We want to have people respect and like us in the community and we also want to


Spend Time Developing Your Career Skills to Avoid Getting Fired

Prior to 2008 (when I made the decision to write for a living so that I could have a much more flexible schedule for my


When Work Becomes Overwhelming

As I mentioned a month or so ago, I’ve come to the recognition that time management is a vital part of personal finance. It not


Children, Failure, Careers, and Money

Like virtually every parent in the world, I want to see my children succeed. I love it when they take on something challenging and then


Passion and Reality

Passion can be a really tricky thing. For some people, a lifelong passion is something they discover at a young age. I know talented musicians,

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