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The Good Life After Being Fired

Here's an interesting article from Parade magazine. It's written by Lee Child, a man who was fired from his job at 39 and had to deal with all the financial and emotional issues associated with it. The firing gave him the opportunity to change the course of his career and he's gone on to become a best-selling author. […]

Five Steps to Branding Yourself and Growing Your Career

Over the past week we've talked about branding yourself and have taken the initial steps in explaining how it can help you grow your career. Today we're going to get into the details a bit by focusing on a piece from Parade Magazine titled How to be Indispensable at Work. […]

Why You Need to Shop Around for Car Insurance

Here's a very good argument for shopping around regularly for car insurance. It was left on my post titled Is This a Valid Saving Tip?: I was loyal to an insurance company which had my auto and home for 9 years. When I shopped for a new company last year all competition prices were significantly less. After changing I saved about $1,100 a year. It was amazing. […]

It Pays to Ask -- You Never Know If/When It Will Work

I'll write about our recent trip to Niagara Falls more sometime soon, but for now I want to relate a story that illustrates that you should always ask for a discount/lower price since you never know what will happen. While visiting the Falls, my daughter wanted to play glow-in-the-dark mini golf. […]

Best of Money Carnival

Just a note to let you know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is up at Free From Broke. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Five Budgeting Pitfalls to Avoid. I even made the carnival myself with the post What to Do When You Don’t Get a Job Offer. Stop by if you want some great personal finance posts!!! […]

Grow Your Career and Find a Job at Church

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. We've talked quite a lot about how networking can help you both grow a career and find a job. I've even shared my personal networking plan with FMF readers. […]

Building a New Brand YOU

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. […]

Ten Phrases that Kill Resumes

Yahoo lists ten phrases that kill resumes as follows: Results-oriented professional Cross-functional teams More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience Superior (or excellent) communication skills Strong work ethic Met or exceeded expectations Proven track record of success Works well with all levels of staff Team player Bottom-line orientation Why are these killers? […]

Help a Reader: 401k Rollover

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I was laid off from my job a couple of months ago.  I found a new job and everything seems to be ok now but I have a 401(k) from the old job just sitting there.  I know the best thing to do is an IRA rollover but I just don't know much beyond that.  Can I do a Roth or must it be traditional?  I don't like the thought of shelling out a lot for t […]