Paul Michael's blog

7 Ways Grown-Ups Can Make New Friends Without Going Broke

So you want to make new friends, but you don't want to empty your wallet in the process? Worry not, you have options.

8 Fundraising Steps for Building a New Business

You have a business idea. It's going to be great. But how do you raise the money to get it off the ground? Start here.

10 Fun Money Reads to Take to the Beach

Off to the beach and need something to read? Don't leave home without one of these 10 wise and witty reads about money.

10 Ways to Smooth Over a Work Disagreement

Butting heads with a co-worker can quickly become serious. Learn how to bury the hatchet like a professional.

6 Ways You Can Get Paid to Watch TV

Love to kick back, relax, and watch TV? Good news: You can get paid for that.

How to Entertain Your Grandkids Without Going Broke

Keeping the grandkids entertained doesn't require the latest game system and a bucket of cash. You can do it for next to nothing… and they'll love it.

10 Red Flags to Look Out for When Renting Your First Apartment

Renting your first apartment can be like navigating a minefield. Know the warning signs to make sure you don't sign a lease to a pit of despair.

8 Travel Warnings You Shouldn't Ignore

When was the last time you took notice of a travel advisory before you took a trip? It could be extremely dangerous to ignore them.

10 Little Things to Do Before a Job Interview That Can Make a Big Impact

The little things count, especially during a job interview. These are interview-busting details you don't want to overlook.

6 Ways Living Alone Affects Your Health

Do you live alone? Have you been thinking about living alone? Well, either way, you should know the ups and downs of this lifestyle.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

10 Ways to Spot a Knockoff

When you're ready to spend your hard-earned money on a new watch or handbag, you want the real deal. Here's how to make sure get the real deal.

Use "Cognitive Crafting" to Ace Your Next Job Interview

If you want to ace your next job interview, all you need to do is change your perspective.

12 Red Flags to Watch for in a Job Interview

You applied for the job. You got the interview. But now, your gut instinct is telling you to run.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

12 Subtle Signs You'd Make a Good Boss

Are you a manager in disguise? These subtle signs say yes.

9 Old-School Jobs That Are Making a Comeback

While some careers are clinging on for dear life, others are experiencing a powerful second wind. Is yours one of them?

How to Avoid 7 Common Spring Spending Traps

It can be tempting to dig into savings and start spending money when springtime arrives. Instead, commit to sailing into summer with a healthy balance sheet.

12 Things You Should Do in the First Six Months of a New Job

Got a new job? Great! Here's your game plan for the next six months.

7 Types of People Who Will Help Grow Your Career

Some people help your career flourish. You just have to know who they are and where to find them.