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The Proper Ways to Discuss Salary in a Job Interview

You know how to dress, shake hands, and conduct yourself for the perfect job interview. But how do you bring up salary?

This One Skill Can Make You a Better Boss

Being a boss is not easy. But, by learning this one skill, you can become a better manager, and leader, and bring greater success to your business.

9 Signs Your Work-Life Balance Is Off

If you think work-life balance is checking emails in the checkout line, it's time to re-evaluate.

How to Have a Successful Skype or Video Job Interview

A video job interview right from the comfort of home — what could go wrong? As it turns out, quite a few things, if you aren't careful.

7 Things Employers Care About More Than Your Degree

When you're applying for a new job, every advantage helps. And these days, a college degree alone just won't cut it.

6 Kinds of Critics Every Frugal Person Meets

You may be great at saving money, but you cannot avoid some of the people who will cross your path in the process.

8 Questions You Should Always Ask in an Exit Interview

When one career chapter closes, take the time to leave on a high note. You can start by asking these exit interview questions.

How to Fall Asleep When You Can't

You've got to get to sleep … right now! That kind of pressure can make it much harder to actually nod off. Here's how to make it happen ASAP.

10 Beloved Books of Successful Millionaires

What's on your bookshelf right now? A bestseller? A classic? Well, some of the richest people in the world have a few book recommendations for you.

6 Money Lessons We Can Learn From the Easter Bunny

He's big. He's got floppy ears. And he gives away candy. But can this beloved character offer real life money lessons, too?

How to Succeed at Work Despite Your Lousy Boss

A nightmare boss doesn't have to mean a nightmare job. With the right frame of mind you can still be successful.

The 8 Types of Bad Bosses — And How to Survive Them

The "bad boss" turns an otherwise good job into a nightmare. But if you know how to deal, you can survive … and even thrive!

How to Avoid a "Sweetheart Scam"

Sweetheart scammers have been around forever, but social media and the internet have broadened their reach. Learn how to protect your heart, and your wallet.

10 Warning Signs Your New Boss May Be a Bad Boss

So, there's a new boss on the horizon. Will they be the answer to your company's prayers, or your worst nightmare?

15 Rookie Mistakes New Bosses Make

You did it: You're the boss. The big cheese. Numero uno. However, don't get too comfy and make these rookie mistakes.

5 Unexpected Costs of Political Activism

Protesters are out in force right now. And while taking a stand is important in many ways, there are financial and personal risks to consider.

10 Lifestyle Changes That Will Always Pay Off

Change is never easy — but the results are almost always worth the effort.

This Simple Negotiating Trick Puts Money in Your Pocket

This simple negotiating tactic can help you earn and save more money — and it can do a whole lot more for you, too.

They Offered You a Promotion and No Pay Raise. Now What?

These days, a shiny new job title doesn't always mean more money. Weigh your options before you accept a promotion without a pay raise.

9 Surprising Uses for Empty Beer and Soda Cans

Don't throw away those empty beverage cans. With a few basic tools and a little imagination, you can put them to all sorts of uses.