How Much Job Detail Should You Put on Your Resume – Ask the Readers

July 3, 2008

Do you put your entire work history on your resume or only jobs that are relevant to the position you’re applying for? We’ve been doing a lot of interviewing at work lately and I’ve noticed that a lot of applicants list every single job they’ve ever had on their resume, regardless of whether they’re applicable […]

Economic Stimulus Rebate Check Frequently Asked Questions

March 27, 2008

JKLasser, the company that puts out an annual tax guide, sent me the following information about the rebate checks that will be going out to some people. From the looks of things, we should get back $1500.  It will be a nice little boost for our vacation fund but I’m sure it won’t help the […]

Are You Making One of these Tax Mistakes?

February 13, 2008

Below are a list of tax mistakes from J.K. Lasser to look out for this tax season.  Make sure none of them apply to you: Not filing because you cannot afford to pay – If you don’t file because you can’t pay the entire tax due, you will only increase the amount you will have […]

Increase Your After Tax Investment Returns With these Tax Deductions

January 28, 2008

As the tax forms for last year’s investment income start to arrive in the mail we’re rudely reminded of the effect that taxes have on our investment earnings.  Especially when we lose money and still have to pay taxes, my Oakmark International fund was down about $100 for the year but generated over $1000 in […]

Paying Taxes on eBay Income – Do eBay Sellers Need to Report their Earnings?

January 3, 2008

Should I be paying taxes on my eBay income?  This was a question I was faced with yesterday from my friend / business partner as we celebrated our earnings for December. Our eBay partnership has been a success so far, bringing in over $700 for me last month! When he asked me whether he needed to be […]

How to Improve Your Performance Review This Year

November 14, 2007

Below is an email I sent to my team recently giving them the option to have some feedback into their annual performance reviews.  In the past, team leaders have filled out all the information but I think each person is their own best advocate so I wanted to hear what each person had to say.  […]

Extreme Investing for the Adventurous In All of Us

November 5, 2007

You’ve probably heard of extreme sports, sports “perceived as having a high level of inherent danger or difficulty”. Well how about extreme investing! Extreme InvestingI’m a pretty non-extreme investor in general; most of our money is in index funds with a small percentage in other industry specific funds.  But I do like to use a […]

The Best Credit Cards In Their Class

September 7, 2007

Aleksandra Todorova from Smart Money magazine put together a list of the top credit cards for students, rewards programs, cash or gas rebates, financial rewards, and low rates.  He provides a thorough comparison of the cards considered and explains the benefits of each card recommended. Here are the highlights: Student CardsThe Citi mtvU Platinum Select Visa Card […]

How to Start Your eBay Business Without Credit Card Debt

August 24, 2007

Do you want to start your own eBay business with minimal risk and no debt? I’m sharing the steps I took to build my eBay business and giving away a free multi-part tutorial on how to get started. Sign up for the free tutorial with the adjoining form and get started today! Is it wise […]

Money Mistakes to Avoid – Procrastination

August 13, 2007

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? If that is your motto then this post is for you! Time is MoneyEven if you’re not a procrastinator by nature, you’ve probably had a time or two where putting something off cost you money.  Whether it’s paying money you shouldn’t be because you forgot […]

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