How Income Diversity Can Help During a Job Loss

September 1, 2014

The loss of a job can be one of the most challenging events you will face. A job loss affects your finances on every level. And, due to the fact that the economy is making a significant shift, it’s important to realize that a job loss is an increasing possibility. Gone are the days when […]

Can You Keep Your House When You Lose Your Job?

August 18, 2014

One of the scariest things about losing your job is trying to figure out what you will do about your living arrangements. After all, if you have a mortgage and lose your job, it might make it difficult to keep up with your payments. Whether or not it is practical to keep your home after […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career Path

August 11, 2014

Your career is likely to take up a large amount of time. A “traditional” job often accounts for eight hours of your day, which means that you spend up to 1/3 of your life with your career. When you think about how much time you spend with your career, it makes sense to consider a […]

How to Sell Yourself Without Sounding Like a Braggart

August 4, 2014

One of the biggest problems I have in my freelance career is selling myself. First of all, I have a problem with impostor syndrome. But the other issue is that I’m unsure of how to talk myself up without sounding like an arrogant braggart. No one likes a braggart, but, at the same time, when […]

How Early Retirement Could Mean Higher Medical Bills

July 28, 2014

Many of us like the idea of early retirement. We have visions of relaxing on a beach somewhere, enjoying our money. However, this might not be the case when you retire early. In fact, early retirement could actually result in higher medical bills. According to a recent study reported on CNN Money, retiring at age […]

How to Figure Out the Right Career for You

July 21, 2014

Many of us don’t want a career that is “just” a job. Instead, many of us like the idea of fitting a career into a lifestyle. If you are tired of taking whatever job comes your way, here is what you can do to change things up and figure out which career is best for […]

Negotiating Pay: Don’t Forget the Soft Benefits!

July 14, 2014

One of the most stressful aspects of the job search is the salary negotiation. However, it is often a necessary part of the job search. Trying to come to an equitable agreement with a company is important. On the one hand, you don’t want a company to decide you’re too expensive and decide not to […]

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. […]

Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans Early?

June 23, 2014

With more than $1 trillion outstanding in student debt (some of it mine!), it’s no surprise that many college grads and others are trying to figure out how to repay their loans. For those with jobs that allow it, the next question is whether or not it makes sense to pay off student loans early. […]

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 […]

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