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

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Ten years ago, my professional mentor told me to hire a personal assistant. I was dubious. Today, I can’t imagine myself getting the job done without one. Here’s why a personal assistant can help you earn more (and enjoy more free time), as well as some rules for hiring a personal assistant successfully.

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

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Negotiating your salary is the most important financial move you’re not making. Asking for more money is painful, but it can impact every paycheck you get for the rest of your life. It’s your livelihood; why not fight dirty?

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

Rich Hebron on why Millenials and the homeless have a lot 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 to live on the streets of Chicago for four months in order to better […]

Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?

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The key to benefiting from an internship is to make sure that you are getting something valuable out of it. If you aren’t getting paid, then you need to be getting something else. Resume worthy experience, college credits, or maybe a scholarship or grant, something to make it worth your time. Also, do them early in your college career so that you can get a paid gig when you are closer to graduating.

Funny Money: How to Work Hard at Seeming to be a Hard Worker

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We’ve all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It’s easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their arts aren’t widely known, and most anyone can use a brush-up on the matter. […]

♥ & $: Sometimes It’s About More Than Money — My Take On the Sheryl Sandberg Debate

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In 1996, I was invited to speak to an MBA class at my alma mater, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. They wanted to hear about my career as a marketing executive. I wanted to tell them about how hard it was to juggle two children and that seemingly successful career. After 45 minutes detailing […]

How to Work Abroad

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Working abroad is a dream for many of us. If your company has an overseas branch take full advantage of that, they help with the paperwork and will help get you settled. If you are going it on your own be sure to tap into the local expat scene for tips on making a new country your home.

Money Mentors: Jacquelyn Zehner on Women and Money

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It’s hard not to be impressed by Jacquelyn Zehner. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs. But since then, her work has been even more impressive. Zehner has devoted herself to empowering women to take charge of their personal finances — both in their […]

Make a Million Before 30: A Young Entrepreneur Shares Five Secrets to Success

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Let’s face it: There’s a certain allure to achieving the status of millionaire, especially if you can hit the mark before age 30. The trouble is, no matter how many times we’ve heard it in songs (by rich rock stars, to be sure), money can’t buy happiness. There’s a big difference between making a living […]

Why We Both Went Back To Work After Having Kids

Deciding to become a stay-at-home mom or dad after having kids is a big decision.

The decision to return to work can be tough one. If you have the option to stay home it can be tough to decide to go back to work after having kids. Here’s our thought process on the matter and why we both decided to return to work full time