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Invest In Yourself

Have you invested recently…in yourself? If so, leave a comment describing how you invested in yourself, how much it cost, and what you think you’ll get out of it. (Share how you've invested in yourself here ») WHY I ASK This week I’m at … [Read more...]

Earn More Money! Why Spending Less Isn’t the Only Answer

Often, the best solution to money worries is to earn more money. Last night, I spent a couple hours catching up on reader emails. Inevitably, about a third of the emails I receive are from people in their twenties or thirties who are either stuck … [Read more...]

How to Suck at Work-Life Balance

In a survey last week, I asked some of you: “What’s the biggest thing you’re struggling with in your life right now?” The second most common answer, behind only debt, took me by total surprise. Then again, I’m not sure why it took me by surpri … [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...]

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...]