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How to Respond to Every Job Offer You Receive

No matter the industry you're in, no matter the firm you're going to work for, and no matter the job offer you receive, there are five standard parts (IMO at least) of what to say when you are offered a new job. They are: Express thanks Convey excitement Reinforce skills Delay answer Determine response timing Here's how these would look in words: "Thank you so much for the offer. […]

Latest Best of Money Carnival Live

Just a note that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up at Studenomics. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, 11 Dumb Ways to get in Debt. Check it out if you want ten great personal finance posts! […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off -- and basking in the glow of some of the last days of summer. I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back tomorrow with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]

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. […]