Elevator Pitch: Make Better Career Connections

July 7, 2014

One of the essentials when it comes to finding a new job or advancing your career is the connections you make. Networking is an important part of career advancement, no matter what stage you are at. In fact, even when you are self-employed, it’s important to learn how to effectively network and connect with others. […]

6 Must-Read Tips for Assimilating into Your New Job

June 16, 2014

After you finish your job search and are ready to start at your new position, it’s important to assimilate to the situation. Sometimes, integrating into the company culture can be difficult. It’s important to jump into your job and become a part of your new position so that you fit in, and can quickly become […]

Why Self-Employment May Be the Best Option After a Layoff

June 2, 2014

The average unemployed person in America has looked for work for 39.7 weeks, or more than nine months. That is the longest average unemployment spell since the Labor Department started keeping track way back in 1948. So, how long have you been without work? Does it seem as if there are no jobs available at […]

Life Events That Can End in Debt – And How to Avoid the Consequences

January 16, 2014

So many contingencies can be addressed with solid financial planning – having an emergency fund, creating a college fund to put children through school while minimizing student loan debt, building a retirement plan, and even having life insurance to care for your loved ones upon your death. But sometimes things happen that come from outside […]

Side Businesses: The Best Way to Prepare for Retirement?

December 13, 2013

We often think of starting or having a side business as either an opportunity to earn more money, or as a bridge into full-time self-employment. Both of those possibilities are certainly there, but a side business can also be the best way to prepare for retirement. Consider what you can accomplish by having a side […]

5 Highly Ideal Jobs for Savvy Freelancers

November 15, 2013

One of the ways that you can make extra money on the side – or even make a good living – is to offer your services as a freelancer. I’ve been freelancing for several years now, and it is my family’s primary source of income. Thanks to technology, it’s possible to make money as a […]

Important Tips for Reformatting Your Resume

November 8, 2013

When was the last time you reformatted your resume? Are you still using the old style of resume that includes a list of positions and responsibilities? If so, it might be time to reformat your resume to reflect the current interest in less clutter, and have more emphasis on job keywords and actual accomplishments. As […]

Career and Business: You are Your Brand!

October 25, 2013

One of the things that was driven home while I attended the Financial Blogger Conference recently was the importance of developing your own brand. This doesn’t even have to apply only to those who have their own businesses. Even as you work to climb the career ladder you still need to manage yourself as a […]

11 Tax-Deductible Expenses During Business Trips

October 17, 2013

One of the great things about traveling for business is that what you spend, in many cases, is tax deductible. As I write this, I’m on my way to the Financial Blogger Conference (also called FinCon), where I will learn some new things, make a few business deals, and have a great time connecting with people […]

5 Reasons it’s Difficult to Lay Off Sub-Standard Employees

October 3, 2013

As business owners and managers, one of the main responsibilities is staffing. Trying to find the right mix of people in terms of experience, knowledge, ambition, commitment and loyalty is a never-ending and exhausting task. It’s one of those tasks that never seems to go away, and that is precisely why those personnel changes that […]

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