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5 Things To Do Right After You Lose Your Job

Everyone is a surprise "step into my office" away from unemployment. Even in these post-recession times, downsizing still happens. Just look around. If you haven't been laid off yourself, you probably at least know someone who has. Traumatic … [Read more...]

It’s Time To End Unpaid Internships — Here’s Why

If you’re unemployed, or still in college or grad school, you may be tempted to take an unpaid internship to beef up your resume. You’d be in good company – The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that two-thirds of the class of … [Read more...]

Got Side Income? Pay Fewer Taxes and Juice Your Savings at the Same Time

Comedian Jay Leno is a master of the side hustle. Jay has said “I live on the money I make as a comedian, and I put all the TV money in the bank.” For years, we all knew Jay as the host of Tonight Show, but to him, that was his side gig! He knew th … [Read more...]

Side Hustle Ideas: 35+ Ways Anyone Can Earn More Money on the Side

We’ve been talking recently about how difficult it is for debt-saddled 20-somethings on entry-level salaries to follow the cardinal rule of personal finance -- live below your means and invest the difference. If that sounds familiar, you have two o … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Become a Real Estate Agent? You Must Read This First

If you've been considering a new career or starting a side hustle to earn extra money, perhaps you've thought about becoming a real estate agent. Being a Realtor is great if you like houses and enjoy working with people, but it's not always the … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles to Earning More: Beat Your Fear of Failure and the ‘Not Enough Time’ Excuse

Two weeks ago, I asked you – that if want to earn more money -- what’s holding you back? Even if the path to a larger income is as simple as getting a weekend bartending gig or reaching out to existing contacts for freelancing work, we all have ple … [Read more...]

Tired of Being Broke? Why Don’t You Have a Side Hustle?

Question for you: Would you like to earn more money this year? Who wouldn’t, right? But let’s ask a different question: Will you earn more money this year? If the answer is a definitive yes -- great! Maybe you landed a new job, negotiated a s … [Read more...]

How Much Do Olympic Athletes Earn?

Six years ago, watching the 2008 Olympics, I began to wonder: How much do Olympic athletes earn? What, if anything, are they paid for competing in the games? After all, training for the Olympics (never mind competing) is at least a full-time … [Read more...]

Build Your Personal Brand Online: 5 Tips to Land that job or Promotion Faster

Becoming an adult means entering the workforce and, eventually, taking your career to the next level. On the one hand, young workers in some fields have tremendous advantages. Take media: As newspapers jump to online-only status, they’re dumping ol … [Read more...]

Four Unexpected Benefits of my Side Hustles (Besides the Cash!)

In my last posts about daily expenses and building a work wardrobe while on a budget in New York, you guys pointed out something that seemed to be missing from my story: Shouldn’t I be practicing what we preach here on Money Under 30? Because if I wer … [Read more...]