How Multitasking Is a Myth

If you’ve recently looked for jobs online, then you’ve probably noticed the required employee attributes posted on almost every listing like, “must be a team player,” or “looking for a self-starter.” Then there’s perhaps the greatest fallacy of all: “must be able to multitask.” Multitasking is often touted as a prized ability of a solid […]

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Tiny Houses With Tiny Price Tags

If someone told you that for the cost of a new car, you could buy a house, would you believe them? Not only is this true, but it’s actually a growing trend. The catch? Your house will only be slightly larger than the size of that new car. Tiny homes are sprouting up around the […]

Starting the Search for Your Dream Job

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? Where do you see your career going? If you haven’t been asked these questions by your parents or gym teacher yet, expect them. Your parents, guidance counselors and other caring adults in your life want you to do well for yourself as you become an adult. […]

How to Successfully Network in College

While networking may seem like an easy enough task on the surface, you aren’t alone if it seems like every career coach, parent, friend and business professional recommends a different strategy for connecting with other people. But rather than trying to go through every method to find which one is best for you, here at Money Side […]

Financial Planning With Your Partner

Money can have a huge impact on relationships, so much so that it can contribute to marital discord and even divorce. If you’re married or in a long-term relationship, it’s important for you and your partner to either be on the same page financially or discuss your differences openly and learn to compromise. When mapping […]

Obstacles to Overcome When You Quit Your Day Job

The road to self-employment and self-sufficiency isn’t always paved in gold. In fact, it is often windy, dusty, and full of pot holes. When I decided to transition from my six years in the medical field to starting my own freelance company, I hit the pavement with the determination of a race car driver. I […]

Start Using Your Freezer to Save More Money

With a 45-minute commute, a fast-paced career and a dislike for cleaning the kitchen daily, I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of “freezer cooking”. Here’s how it works: You prepare multiple meals at one time and freeze them. On days you’ll be too busy to cook a real meal, you pull out the frozen […]

Finance Resolutions to Keep All Year Long

Tired of all those New Year’s resolutions you can never seem to keep? Don’t set yourself up for failure. Here are five money moves that are actually attainable. Create a Budget It’s kind of like joining a gym — you’ve talked about creating a budget, but time after time, laziness has gotten the better of […]

What to Do With Unwanted Holiday Gifts

When it comes to gift giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. But what happens when the oh-so-generous folks in your life just happen to have the worst imaginable taste? It’s an unfortunate fact that sometimes bad holiday gifts happen to good people — and by “bad,” we’re talking everything from ugly sweaters to […]

Do I Need Life Insurance?

Do I really need life insurance? That answer, like most questions in life, depends on your own specific, personal situation. But first, let’s take a step back. Nobody likes thinking about the possibility they’re going to die prematurely and leave behind the people we love. Unfortunately, we never know what tomorrow brings, and a life […]

How to Negotiate Your First Salary

Suppose you’re fresh out of college and have landed the position of your dreams — or so you thought. Somehow through the office grapevine you come to find out that one of your coworkers — in the same position, mind you — is making marginally more money than you are. You’ve been in the role […]

Asking for the Raise You Deserve

So you’re ready for a raise, huh? Being prepared is the key to successfully asking for — and getting — the raise you deserve. By following these steps, you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a nice pay raise. Check Company Policies Before making an appointment with your supervisor to discuss a raise, check […]

How Technology is Leveling the Educational Playing Field

For many school districts it can be difficult to provide courses that enable all students to challenge themselves. It’s not that educators aren’t trying, but that there just isn’t enough funding to provide advanced classes and technology for more than a few students — meaning that even though the students are ready for more challenging […]

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