Category Archives: Work

Match Your Career To Your Personality

When I first started working, I pursued jobs that forced me to deal with the public. First I worked in a town inspection department where the public came in for building permits, home inspections, and to ask questions about zoning … Continue reading

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Do You Need Long Term Disability Insurance?

Long-term disability insurance is one of those financial instruments that most people should have, yet few people do. It’s designed to pay you in the event that you become so injured or ill that you can no longer work. How … Continue reading

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Should You Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

In some occupations, such as technology and sales-oriented occupations, non-compete agreements are common. In essence, the employer is requiring you to promise that if you leave the company, you will not hire on with a competitor within a certain period … Continue reading

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Talent Isn’t Necessary To Succeed

I see many people give up on careers and activities that they love (or might love) because they don’t believe they have enough talent to succeed. Whether it’s acting, writing, designing, athletics, or even something more practical like computer programming … Continue reading

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Passion vs Real Life

It’s true that one of the keys to success in life is often pursuing something you’re passionate about. When you’re passionate about something, you tend to stick with it, to put in the hours required to become proficient or even … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Earn Money While Getting Exercise

One of the best things you can do financially for yourself is to be smart about the things that you do in the limited amount of time that you have each day. Most people who decide that they need to … Continue reading

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Graduating College Without Debt

My neighbor’s child, Lisa, just graduated from college. She could have gone to some prestigious private schools or out-of-state colleges, but she chose to go to a smaller in-state college to save big bucks on tuition. She also considered a … Continue reading

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Why Staying Home Isn’t Worthless

I’m fortunate to work from home. I also know many men and women who work from home, are stay-at-home parents, or who don’t work outside of the home for a variety of reasons. Maybe they are disabled in some way, … Continue reading

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Making a Living in the Creative Professions

Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer … Continue reading

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Is Financial Advice A Disservice?

In many of my articles, and those of other writers, a common theme can be found. Most financial writers, myself included, tell people that they have to choose what to do with their money. We advocate choosing between life experiences … Continue reading

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Pushed Out of the Workforce. Are You Ready?

We all tend to think that retirement won’t come until we’re in our sixties or even seventies. We think we have plenty of time to save and prepare for that next phase of our lives. But what happens if it … Continue reading

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Dealing With Financial Fear

Years ago when I was first thinking about self-employment, one thing scared me above all others. Taxes. It sounds silly, but I was terrified of screwing it all up and ending up in jail. Estimated taxes, quarterly payments, and self-employment … Continue reading

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How Far Should You Expect an Employer to Bend When Hiring?

A conversation recently came up amongst several people in my book group. One of the members has been looking for a job for about six months with little success. A couple of weeks ago, she was offered a job at … Continue reading

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Finding Another Way To Live The Dream

When I was a kid, I wanted to be one of two things. An astronaut or a competitive figure skater. In the end it didn’t come down to a choice of love or money. My problems with math sidelined the … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions About Working From Home

When most people tell me they want to work from home, I can tell they have an idealized vision of what it will be like. They’re envisioning total creative freedom, not having to commute or pay for child care, and … Continue reading

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100+ Home-Based Jobs and Businesses

Many people long to work from home, but they say, “I don’t know what I could do.” I see posts and want ads all the time from people seeking some sort of legitimate work from home opportunity offered by someone … Continue reading

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Top 5 Dying Regrets, Why I Won’t Have Them and Neither Should You

One of the most important life lessons that we can all learn is to seriously listen to and consider the advice from those who have more experience than we do. When it comes to the end of our life, most … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned from an Awful Job

My first job was terrible. The boss was a bully and a sexual harasser. The work was brain numbingly boring, and the office politics were bloody and cruel. It was a lot like a game of Survivor without the eating … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned from “The Firm”

If you’ve ever read the book by John Grisham or seen the movie, “The Firm,” then you are familiar with the tale of corporate and personal greed that leads one man to almost lose his life and all of the … Continue reading

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How To Say “No” and Help Your Finances in 2012

By Jim Camp Do you believe compromise is the best way to get what you want? There’s a better way, and it’s based on a word young children understand even better than adults: “No!” If you’d like to boost your … Continue reading

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