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Is This Going to Keep Me Alive?

Sometimes people over-complicate personal finance when they are in a crisis. They start trying to figure out what they can cut, yet still maintain a certain level of creature comforts. They start doing all kinds of mathematical gymnastics trying to … Continue reading

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Desperate for a Job. Or Not.

I have two friends who both run businesses. Both have told me similar stories lately about how, in such a down economy, they cannot find people to work for them. The first friend runs a construction business that specializes in … Continue reading

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Get Paid to Look at Porn – Strange Ways to Make Money

If you’ve ever wanted to be paid for the time you spend surfing the Internet for porn, I’ve got good news for you. It is possible to get paid to look at porn on the Internet. We all know that … Continue reading

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Five Ways Employees Should Act

I just returned from a trip to my local grocery store. The store manager, who has been with the company for thirty years, was at the front of the store greeting customers. The employees who have been working there for … Continue reading

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How Employers and Employees Should Act

It was not that long ago that a young person could find a job and expect to keep that job until he retired. Experience was rewarded. Seniority was respected. Pensions were offered. And at the end of a long career, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why It Can Be a Good Idea to Work for Little Money

I see a lot of people these days working for very little money. I’m not talking about minimum wage work; that pays a fortune compared to the work I’m talking about. I’m talking about people who write blog articles for … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Work Doesn’t Have To Be A Drag

My last “real job” where I worked full-time for someone else was a mess. There was sexual harassment, bullying, unfair hours and demands, and all sorts of other foolishness going on. I was young and hadn’t yet saved up a … Continue reading

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Five Topics You Should Never Discuss With Clients

I am tired. I have been up for the past two nights until about 1 am trying to finish projects for clients and writing content for my website. I am also a bit under the weather, as I seem to … Continue reading

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When You Want to Quit Your Job, But Can’t

Lately I’ve been speaking to a friend who doesn’t know what to do about her job. She hates it. She hates the work, the boss, and her coworkers. The environment is toxic, with a lot of sexual harassment and verbal … Continue reading

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Financial Lessons We Can Learn from AIG Executives

By now, almost everyone has probably read of the huge bonuses that AIG recently paid to more than seventy of its executives with money that AIG received from the US government as part of its bailout. If you have not … Continue reading

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What College Doesn’t Teach You about the Real World

For all the time and expense involved and for all the talk about how a college degree will help you land a job and make a higher salary, there sure are a lot of important things that many college curriculum … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Had Known About Work When I Was Younger

When you’re a young adult preparing for a working world that you haven’t yet experienced, knowing what to expect is difficult. Here are a number of things I wish I had known about work when I was 20 that would … Continue reading

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Adapting The Right Mindset To Land Your Dream Job

Do you love your job? Do you wish you did? Your mantra may be, “there’s a reason they call it work,” but you don’t have to trudge through your weekdays forever if you don’t want to. The first step to … Continue reading

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How to Stay Busy When You’re Out of Work

I have been out of work for a few months. At first, I enjoyed having a bit of stress free time. As I look back on the most tranquil times of my adult life, they were almost certainly the summer … Continue reading

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Why Being “Above” A Job is a Dumb Strategy

I know someone who has been out of work for four or five months. (He had been a big-wig at a financial/investment firm and got laid off.) I greeted him the other day when we were both out raking leaves … Continue reading

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The Year In Review: What I Have Learned

As the old year draws to a close and a new year is about to dawn, I like to take a few moments to look back on the past year and to reflect on what went right and what went … Continue reading

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Laid Off: Some Things I Learned

The company I worked for up until last Friday had been facing financial challenges for over a year. All of the employees knew that it was only a matter of time before the company resorted to drastic measures. We joked … Continue reading

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White Bread & Green Dough or How I Opened an Online Bakery

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a way to supplement our income. I do seasonal data processing and the spring season had not yet begun. I had prior experience with selling handmade jewelry on the internet … Continue reading

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16 Arguments You Can Take to Your Boss on Why You Should be Allowed to Telecommute

I have been fortunate. For most of my adult life, I have been able to telecommute to work. Indeed, from 2000 through 2007, I was able to hold a position as a corporate vice president at a 700+ employee company. … Continue reading

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