Use Your Writing Skills to Get Hired, Not Fired

Texting, social media and blogging are now the popular kids in the grammar world, leaving the English language stuck home alone waiting for a phone call. Grammar, punctuation and spelling have been disregarded in favor of speed and convenience. It’s understandable if you’re just firing off a quick note or text to a friend, but […]

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Making Cash From Your Craft

A daily nine-to-five only leaves us so much time to do the things we love. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty in the garden now and then, great. However, if your office cubical fills up with eight different species of flora, all of which you can name, you’ve got a potentially profitable passion on […]

8 Simple Ways to Save Without Giving up Your Morning Coffee

Ever wonder where all your money has gone at the end of the month? You might be performing a magic trick without even realizing it. And you’re not alone, my friend. Saving money can be one of the hardest habits to nail down, but learning how to save in small places can really start to […]

Is It Time to Consider Getting a Business Loan?

There may come a point when your small business plateaus. Expanding operations is difficult without cash, and there won’t be new cash until operations are expanded. Financing that move is the next step. A business loan might fit your needs. A business loan, like any loan, is an agreement to transfer property (usually cash) from […]

When to Save or Shred Your Important Documents

Let’s take a look at five common documents you may receive in the mail regularly, as well as documents that contain your personal information and let you know when, how and if you should throw them away. It might also be time to invest in your own shredder; you can pick one up at most office supply or department […]

Ways to Use Your Money Wisely

With all the talk about consumers pulling our economy out of a black hole, you might think that spending is more important than ever. But as saving rates creep higher after hitting historic lows, is common sense telling us that we should build a nest egg instead of buying a home? The things you buy […]

Five Tips to Staying Debt Free

Congratulations! You’re finally free of your credit card and other nasty forms of debt. But before you go shopping, check out these strategies to make sure you can enjoy your new-found freedom from unhealthy debt for longer than just the weekend. Stay Focused If you’ve managed to pull yourself completely out of debt, chances are […]

Managing Your Quarter Life Crisis

Like the midlife crisis, the quarter life crisis brings on questions about life and our purpose in it. Whether you are facing life after college or have chosen to jump right into the workforce, transitioning to an independent lifestyle requires adjustments. Very few people find success with their first job, and securing a fulfilling career while simultaneously […]

Important Information to Include in Your Business Plan

Everyone wants to start a business — well, at least more and more Americans do than ever before. While the initial step into the business world doesn’t necessarily require an MBA, it will demand a well-written business plan. Use this cheat sheet to craft your first draft. Before starting, do as much research as possible. […]

Five Simple Ways You Can Get Fired

Finding a job these days is difficult, but once you’ve got the gig, there is a whole new set of obstacles you’ve got to overcome. If you’re a newbie to the working world, a new job market or even to a new office, not screwing up while on the job can become you’re new full-time job. Here are five of the most common […]

Choosing the Right IRA for You

If you’ve started exploring IRAs, you may have noticed there are a few different kinds out there. Before you open an account, it’s a good idea to learn about each to determine which is right for you. It’s always a good idea to speak with an advisor where you are opening your account to describe your situation and […]

Writing a Résumé That Will Get Results

Looking for a job? You’re not alone, and in this economy your résumé could make or break your job search. Regardless of where you are in your career or job search, you can still put together a résumé that can help you get noticed. The purpose of a résumé is to show potential employers your relevant […]

Shop Smart and Save Money on Groceries

Cooking can be much cheaper than eating out, provided you don’t eat filet mignon and truffles every night. There are many things that you can do without when you’re living on a tight budget, but food is not one of them. However, with a little creativity and planning, you can reduce the amount of money […]

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