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Note on Guest Posts and Excerpts

Just a quick note to tell you all that I've been taking and will take a bit more vacation this summer. As such, I've cut back to three posts per day and been using some guest posts and book excerpts to fill in the slots. […]

I'm in a Buying Mood

Here's a comment left on my post titled Are You Saving More?: Well, I'm still saving above 30% gross, but the truth is, I used to save more than this. The reason why is because of a lot of "recession deals" that I finally decided to take advantage of. I have literally years of stuff that I've put off simply because I didn't want to pay the full price so to speak. […]

A Full Credit Lockdown

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. It has some Virginia-focused info near the end, but the general suggestions still hold true for us all. In my first job teaching computer science, someone stole my wallet off my desk during my office hours. Although I canceled all my credit cards, the thief used them around town, buying everything from clothes to tobacco. […]

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. […]