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5 Strategies To Land A Promotion At Work

Most people want to land a promotion at work. Unfortunately, most people are not willing to implement strategies and tactics that will enable them to get there. In a very real way, if you want to be promoted, you have to pre-position yourself for the … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Countries For Working Abroad

Long gone are the days of taking a job straight out of school, putting in 40 years before retiring and spendingndless hours tinkering with hobbies and playing with the grandkids. As travel and language barriers melt away and countries open up to fo … [Read more...]

Don’t Have The ‘Right’ Degree For Your Dream Job (And Dream Salary)? How To Convince Employers You Do

Now that you’re in late 20s or early 30s, you probably have a better idea of the career you really want (and the salary you really need to survive and thrive). It may not be the career you thought you wanted when you were 20 years old and choosing … [Read more...]

5 Steps To Negotiating The Salary Of Your Dreams

For all the talk of a recovery from the Great Recession, this economy is still tough. Unemployment may be at about 5.9 percent, and as the Huffington Post calls it, part of “the steadiest job recovery in U.S. history.” Ah, but so many “unsteady” quest … [Read more...]

5 Ways You May Be Able To Earn More Money At Work (Without A Raise)

Conventional wisdom says that the best way to get a raise is to ask for one. But oftentimes, for whatever reason, a traditional raise just isn't going to happen. If you ever find yourself up against such a ceiling, you'll have to decide whether to … [Read more...]

How I Paid Off My Student Loans In Three Years While Working Abroad

Do you wish you could move to another country to travel, work and experience a different way of life? Maybe you feel that you can't because you've got a pile of debt. For many people, debt holds them back from  traveling, taking a new job, going … [Read more...]

It’s Crazy, But We Hired Housecleaners; When Is It Time To Start Outsourcing Your Life?

One of life’s cruel realities is that when you’re young, you have plenty of time but little money. As you age, you earn a bit more money but careers, kids and other responsibilities consume your free time hour by hour. As any successful ent … [Read more...]

How To Financially Prepare To Quit Your Job

Few moments in life are more exhilarating -- and terrifying -- than the day you quit your job to pursue something else, whether it's your own business, full-time parenting, or a mini-retirement to travel the world. A few months back, we wrote … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How To Get Ahead At The Office By Acting Like A Jerk

There are places where manners, demurity and modesty get you ahead in life. Just kidding. Those qualities are prerequisites for failure everywhere I can think of. Nowhere is that truer than in Cubicalville, a political rock opera where loudness … [Read more...]

Unhappy At Work? Meet The Man Who Wants To Help You Find Your Perfect Career

Some people would consider themselves, upon graduating college or soon thereafter, fortunate enough just to find a job. But Kevin O'Connell, founder of the Niche Movement, doesn’t want you to settle for that. To be sure, the statistics on job s … [Read more...]