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Side Income: Is It a Hobby or a Business?

Shannon works in sales where she makes decent money and lives in a nice house with her family. Shannon doesn’t dislike her job, but it’s not her passion. So every Friday, at the end of a draining 40-hour work week, Shannon hurries home to spend time o … [Read more...]

Fringe Benefits For the Win: 15 Tax-Free Perks of Working for the Man

Do you know how much do you earn? (Hint: If your employer provides benefits, it's actually more than you think.) See, if your salary is $50,000, you don’t earn just $50,000. The actual value of your pay is comprised of both salary and benefits, w … [Read more...]

The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from The New Job Security, Revised: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career by Pam Lassiter, a career management consultant with over 30 years of experience. Ms. Lassiter's advice is on the … [Read more...]

Unemployed? At Least Your Job Search is Tax-Deductible

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recession ended in June 2009. According to the announcement, the economic downturn reached a plateau that month and hasn’t decreased since then. In other words, we are now on the p … [Read more...]

Steven Slater Proves It: You Need an F-You Fund

I love the Steven Slater story. In case you’ve had your head in the sand for the past few days, here’s the quick version: Slater was a Jet Blue flight attendant who had a really crappy Monday at work. After an altercation with a defiant pas … [Read more...]

Freelance Work: Why You Should Be Freelancing Now and the Secret to Getting Started

Photo by novecentino. Freelance work is a hot topic these days---especially among members of our generation and especially among those interested in personal finance. And it’s easy to see why: Want extra cash to get out of debt or build an e … [Read more...]

Grads: Can You Still Afford to Be Picky?

This recession has hit recent grads hard. Case-in-point: Scott Nicholson, 24, is crashing at his parents’ place and searching for a job with little success. And yet, he turned down a $40,000 job offer in his field of interest because it wasn’t a m … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Summer Internship into a Full-Time Job

If you want to make your summer job count towards your professional future, few opportunities are better than a summer internship. Internships are available all over the place, including with companies as big as Google and The New York Times. If … [Read more...]

Highest Paying Summer Jobs for College Students

Yesterday, I wrote about choosing a summer job that will help your future career. But what if you just need to make as much cash as possible? Then look to these highest paying summer jobs, if you can get them: #1. Computer Technology If you … [Read more...]

Make Your Summer Job Count

For most college students, summer employment is a must. The need to earn money for college tuition, living expenses, books and spending money throughout the school year leads most students to frantically scour the help wanted ads. I worked as a … [Read more...]