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Sixteen Ways Students Can Make College Pay Off

The following is excerpted from 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's See It All (an excellent book IMO -- I'll be featuring more of it in the weeks to come) by Professor Bill Coplin (AMACOM 2007). Today we'll cover 16 of the 25 tips in the book -- the ones dealing with the students' part of college planning. […]

What Branding Can Do for You and Your Career

The following is excerpted with permission from Managing Brand You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Most Successful Self by Jerry S. Wilson and Ira Blumenthal (AMACOM 2008). I've written that you need to market yourself when you're looking for a new job, but you also need to market yourself to grow your career. […]

Best of Money Carnival #8

Just a note to let you know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is up at Wise Bread. As usual, it includes 10 great personal finance posts including the winner, Median vs. Mean: Know the Difference or Risk Being Manipulated. […]

Nine Ways Parents Can Make College Pay Off

The following is excerpted from 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's See It All (an excellent book IMO -- I'll be featuring more of it in the weeks to come) by Professor Bill Coplin (AMACOM 2007). Today we'll cover nine of the 25 tips in the book -- the ones dealing with the parents' part of college planning. […]

What to Do When You Don't Get a Job Offer

Many of us have been there -- we really wanted a certain (new) job we were interviewing for, thought we had it (or at least had a great shot at it), were getting excited about it and then, bam!, we get a rejection note/letter/call. There's no nice way of saying it: it's a total bummer when this happens. Believe me, I know. I've been there. More on that in a minute. […]

When to Take Two Pages on Your Resume

While reading the Monster blog, I ran into this piece on bad job search advice. Point #2 stood out to me. It reads as follows: Stick to a one-page resume. Another bit of advice after a somewhat helpful review of my resume was to shorten it to one page. This piece of input really had me flummoxed. […]

Thumbs Down for Costco on This One

One way to save money on subscriptions, members, etc. -- anything that has an annual or regular fee -- is to let the membership expire if you don't need it for some time, then renew it once you do. For instance, let's say you shop at a warehouse club once every other month because you buy in bulk and you buy a lot when you go. […]

My Jobs, Working for a Maniac

A few days ago I shared some of my career history by detailing my second job out of school. Today I want to continue this series by giving details on the next position I held. If you recall, at the end of the last post in this series I talked about a few issues. Since these play a big role in my next job, let me reiterate them here. […]

Help a Reader: Knowing a Pastor's Salary

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a first -- a "Help a Reader" question with a Sunday-topic theme! […]