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8 Affordable Destinations If You Wanna Get Spooked This Halloween

This Halloween, ditch the trick-or-treaters and treat yourself to something much more frightening — a terrifying trip to someplace famous for horror.

How to Deal When a Job Offer Is Rescinded

You got the job offer of your dreams. But when the company suddenly decides they don't want you after all, what on earth is your next move?

Beyond Silicon Valley: 7 Side Benefits Your Job Could Offer Soon

Beyond paid vacation days and subsidized health care, the benefits offered by future employers could easily overshadow what we get today.

8 Keys to Quitting a Job Like a Professional

You're ready to call it quits at work. It's easy to get lazy, but even quitting is something you should do like a pro.

Debunking 8 Common Credit Score Myths

If you want good credit, you need a good credit score. But when it comes to getting a good rating, you need to separate facts from fiction.

7 Networking Tips for the Recently Unemployed

Sudden unemployment can be a huge blow. When you're ready to dive back in, the right connections can make all the difference.

9 Ways to Get Over Your Post-Vacation Blues

What's the worst thing about vacation? Going back to work. Here's how to ease back into it.

How to Ask for Your Old Job Back After Leaving

You quit your job. You said your goodbyes. But now … you want back in. Where do you start?

How to Land the Job When You're Overqualified

When you're young, lack of experience hampers your job search. Later on, too much experience can be equally debilitating. What do you do if you're overqualified?

6 Ways to Prepare for Your Work at Home Gig

Telecommuting is now the norm for many people. If you're about to start a work-at-home gig, make sure you set yourself up for success.

7 Ways Your Bartender Is Ripping You Off

Before you hit the bars and clubs, make sure you know some of the ways you can get shortchanged by the bartender.

7 Ways to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

You applied for the job. Your interview is next week — and it's over the phone. Don't treat this like a piece of cake. It's time to brush up.

14 Best Side Jobs For Fast Cash

You need cash, and you need it fast. Stop hitting up your friends for spare change, and start one of these lucrative side gigs!

5 Times Splurging on Experiences Is a Bad Idea

You are usually better off spending your money on experiences than things. But sometimes, even memories aren't worth your money, either.

The Ugly Truth of Workplace Success: Popularity Still Matters

Popularity doesn't just matter in high school. It affects a whole lot of your adult job, too.

10 Jobs That Robots Can't Do, Yet

It seems like every day, robots take over more jobs. But for now, these career fields are safe.

Bookmark This: How Much to Tip in Almost Every Situation

Tipping is tricky. Here are some easy to remember guidelines to take the guesswork out of it.

5 Money Problems You Can Solve With a Good Attitude

Money cannot buy happiness; but can happiness create wealth? Well, with a good attitude, you really can solve many of life's financial problems.

6 Job Myths Boomers Should Stop Believing

Age is just a number. And if you're a baby boomer, you have to stop believing the myths that can keep you from great jobs later in life.

How to Protect Your Job When You're in a Workplace Relationship

A love affair at work is nothing unusual these days. But, if you don't take the proper precautions, it could mean the end of your job.