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Make Money As a Career Coach

Smart Money asks if a $1,000 resume can boost your career. What they're getting at is the fact that an ever-growing, expensive array of professional job-hunting services seems to be exploding these days. […]

The False Lure of Multi-Level Marketing

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I've written on the topic of multi-level marketing a few times, namely with Make Money with Multi-Level Marketing and Maybe Starting a Multi-Level Marketing Business Isn't Such a Bad Idea. […]

Math is a Valuable Skill

Want to earn more? Then sharpen your math skills and enter a field that requires you to use them. The details from CNN Money: The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common -- math skills. […]

A College Debt Nightmare

A reader recently sent me a link to this story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (hello to all my friends and family in Pittsburgh!!!!) that details the college debt racked up by a resident there. The details: Student loans were a fact of life for Marjorie Dillon and she was OK with that -- even though she didn't keep close track of how much she borrowed or completely understand the agreements. […]

How to Make a Living as a Super Hero

Ok, indulge me a bit. Some background: I was a HUGE comic book fan when I was a kid. My dad would take me to the local drugstore and we'd have a cherry Coke and he'd buy me five or six comic books (I think they were 25 cents each then -- maybe 50 cents). I'd then spend the next several hours reading stories about my favorite super heroes. […]

Cash for Clunkers Isn't a No-Brainer

Since the guest post on Cash for Clunkers, the program has run out of money and is on life support for the time being (will more money become available? […]

5 Strategies for Investing Properly, Cautiously, and Intelligently in This Bear Market

The following is a guest post from Stephen T. McClellan, author of Full of Bull (Updated Edition): Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio. This is a perilous period in the stock market; a deceptive bear market that disguises its downward drift. Beware of misleading Wall Street doubletalk, as it tempts investors into this dangerous bear market. […]

Parents and Students Finally Getting a Clue on College Choices

The Wall Street Journal tells us that parents and students are starting to apply basic financial principles when they decide on a college education -- namely, making sure it's a good deal. […]

Should You Have a Mortgage When You Retire?

This piece says that four in 10 households aged 60 to 69 in 2007 have a mortgage. Of those, one in two have enough to pay off their mortgage. But should they get rid of it? The article notes that "in the current environment, your mortgage provides a better return on your money than other risk-free assets" and thus advocates paying a mortgage down. […]

Your Home Never Was an Investment

A couple years ago I asked if your home was an investment or not. The main question was whether or not you should count on your home to deliver good, solid gains over its lifetime (like you'd expect from an investment) or if it was simply a place to live and possibly get moderate gains, but not expect much more. As you might imagine, opinions were divided on the subject. […]