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The Bible and Work

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. On this day before Labor Day, I thought it would be fitting to share a few Bible verses on work. Here are some that stood out to me: He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. […]

What Do You Plan to Do in Retirement?

This piece from US News details what retirees do all day (basically they shop, relax, and volunteer). It's an interesting read (though not really that meaningful for most of us.) I've detailed what I plan to do during retirement and thought it would be fun to ask you what you'd like to do with your free time once you stop working. What are your retirement plans? […]

I'm Outta Here

That's it for today! I'm off traveling to see family and will be away all weekend. I have a post set for each day of the Labor day weekend, but I assume most of you will be out enjoying the last bits of summer rather than reading a personal finance blog. :-) Have a great weekend and holiday! […]

My Jobs, The Summary

Many of you have said that you liked my recent series on the jobs I've held, and I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Aug 31

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! Best of Money Carnival - My Jobs, The Blame's on Me BripBlap is a professional hitman. […]

Proofread Your Resume

The Washington Post gives us these startling figures from hiring executives: In interviews with 150 senior executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies, 40 percent of the respondents said that just one typo on a résumé would kick a job candidate out of the queue for consideration. […]

8 Questions to Determine the Health of Your Network

I've talked a lot about growing and developing your network as part of managing your career, but I had never seen anything that helped determine whether or not your networking efforts were doing any good. Then I ran into this piece from Yahoo that lists eight questions that determine the health of your network. They are: 1. How many former co-workers' contact information do you have? 2. […]

Why Do Some Wealthy People End Up Broke?

US News covers the recent Annie Leibovitz debt problem that I highlighted awhile back. At the end of the piece they grapple with the question of why so many famous, high-earners spend so much more than they earn and eventually go broke: In all three cases, the celebrities in question spent far more than they earned, and eventually, those habits caught up with them. […]

The Best Way to Make Your Resume Stand Out

In response to my post titled Which is Best for a Resume?, one reader asked this question: The bigger question to me is this: how to get your resume noticed, and how to keep it from ending up on the "resume pile of death" with the other 500 resumes the company has just received. I think you can make a big impact by how you deliver or package your resume. Get creative. […]