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10 Steps to Protect Yourself Against an Unexpected Job Loss

One of the biggest financial fears that many people have is that they’ll unexpectedly lose their job, which will lead to a downward spiral of

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Four Businesses Kids Can Start Themselves

The Internet was buzzing recently about a 15-year-old New Yorker who rakes in $300,000 a year with her babysitting agency, Nannies by Noa. Noa Mintz

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Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of College

For a lot of people, going to a four-year college seems like an automatic choice when they graduate from high school. The reason is obvious

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Five Reasons It Pays to Become a Work-at-Home Mom

After years of decline, a new look at government data shows that the number of stay-at-home moms is finally on the rise. This news comes

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Tips for Landing a Job After College

Buckle up. You’ve done the work, and you’ve got the debt to prove it, but you’re finally finishing college and ready to start looking for

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Financial Independence and Career Choices

At dinner a few days ago, I was discussing the concept of financial independence to a friend of mine who had really never heard of


The Graceful Way to Quit a Job You Hate

Do you hate your job? Go on, you can tell us. If so, you’re not alone. In fact, I find that the vast majority of


Five Side Hustles Even Your Grandma Could Try

Spending less than you earn is the No. 1 rule of personal finance, so increasing your earnings can immediately improve your financial picture. But depending on your

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Seven Strategies for Working from Home from an Experienced Telecommuter

Since early 2008, I have worked entirely from home, submitting my projects and writings via the Internet. At this point, I have more than seven

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10 Master’s Degrees That Can Actually Pay Off

Earning a college degree is usually the best way to guarantee better job prospects and higher pay. You put the work in up front, do

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20 Colleges Well Worth the Money

Here’s a sobering statistic: Over 20 years, you’d earn a better return investing your college fund in the stock market than actually using it to

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Four Ways to Impress Your New Boss

If you have a new boss, it’s important to start off on the right foot. After all, you want to let them know they made

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Is Working Worth It When You Have Kids?

When you have kids, it’s easy to question whether it makes sense for both parents to work outside the home. I know; I’ve been there.

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How One Social Media Mistake Can Wreck Your Financial Future

More than 100 years before Facebook was conceived in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Mark Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors, offered some words of


Is an Unpaid Internship Worth It?

Unpaid internships are definitely a hot-button issue for college students and recent grads. Ross Perlin, author of  “Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn


Seven Truths About Self-Employment

It’s three hours until closing time and you’re already counting down. Once the clock strikes 5 p.m., you are ready to race out that door

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Small Business Saturday: Mending the Music Makers

Becoming a luthier is not a good career choice, period, says Cat Fox emphatically. But just in case there’s any doubt about her point, she

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Stop Suffering From Vacation Deprivation

Americans don’t always take advantage of their paid vacation days. A recent study by Expedia.com explored the vacation habits of 7,855 employed adults from all over the world, and it

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