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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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Choose a Career Based on Your Personality Type

Searching for the right career can be a stressful process. Not only do you have to look outward for new opportunities, but you must look inward to discover who you are — and what job will fit your personality. I remember when I was laid off from m … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Earning Power — and Free Time — with a Personal Assistant

Before I tell you about my personal assistant, why I have one, and the financial benefits of hiring one, I'm going to give you permission to make fun of me. That's right: Assume his name is Jeeves or Alfred, that I ask him to wash out my dirty socks … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Low-down, Dirty Tricks for Salary Negotiations

With all apologies to the cinematic masterwork of the revered Jean-Claude Van Damme, the real blood sport is not kickboxing, but salary negotiations. It's these brutal, high-stakes tangles with lopsided power dynamics that determine not only the size … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Rich Hebron on What Gen-Y and the Homeless Have in Common

Well, here's something you don't hear every day. When Rich Hebron graduated from DePaul University in 2011, he had plans — and not of the full-time employment variety. Instead of pursuing a traditional route like some of his friends, he decided … [Read more...]

Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?

Ah, spring on a college campus. It’s finally warm, friends are grilling and playing Frisbee on the quad … and EVERYONE asks what you’re doing for the summer. That’s an annoying question if you don’t know what you’re up to yet. Every year of coll … [Read more...]