Job Application Tools to Help Manage Your Job Search

May 13, 2013

As you participate in the job hunt, it is easy to lose track of what you’ve done. Pretty soon, all of the places you’ve applied to start to run together and you end up trying to remember who has your resume, and what appointments you might have. In order to keep it all organized, it […]

When You Should Refinance Your Mortgage Loan

May 10, 2013

There are different times when you should refinance your mortgage loan, but contrary to popular belief lower interest rates are not the only reason. Sure, when interest rates hit new lows millions of homeowners flock to refinance their homes. But there are also times when you should refinance when rate is not the driving force. […]

How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefits

May 9, 2013

An often overlooked component of retirement planning is Social Security. It’s not that no one knows it’s there – but more that getting reliable estimates of your benefits is something of mystery. In addition, many people believe that Social Security will become “bankrupt,” so they try not to rely too heavily on it as a […]

How Does a Loan Affect Your Credit Score?

May 8, 2013

You just completed the paperwork on a new loan. Because of your excellent credit score, you got an outstanding rate on the loan. But 30 days later you pull your credit report and find out that your credit score dropped by 40 points. Everything else on your report is consistent with what has been there […]

How to Stay Out of Debt When You Lose Your Job

May 7, 2013

The economy is finally showing legitimate signs of recovery from the last recession. But millions of people are carrying large amounts of debt owing to long periods of unemployment experienced during the downturn. That experience should strengthen your resolve to avoid the same fate in the future. How can you stay out of debt when […]

The Finances of Losing Your Job – Getting Fired vs Being Laid Off

May 6, 2013

It’s never pleasant to lose your job. You lose a major source of income, and you have to find a new job. However, when you are laid off, rather than fired, your situation is a little bit better. Being laid off provides you with a degree of protection that being fired doesn’t come with. Laid […]

How to Open a Business Bank Account

May 3, 2013

When I formed my LLC, I finally opened a business bank account. I probably should have had a separate account prior to that point, even though I was a sole proprietor, but I waited until the business felt more “official.” Opening a business bank account requires a little planning, and proper documentation, depending on the […]

Using a Salary Guide When Applying for Jobs

May 2, 2013

If you are looking to get a raise, or you will be applying for new positions in your field, it’s never good idea to just “wing it” when it comes to your salary requirements or expectations. There are ways you can get very specific information about salaries in your field, which will help you to […]

5 Tips for Working with Job Recruiters

May 1, 2013

If you are looking for a job, one way to get your name “out there” is to contact recruiters. Job recruiters, also sometimes called head hunters, specialize in matching openings at companies with great workers. When you work with a recruiter, you have the chance to get your name and your resume in front of […]

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