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How to Build Your Resume in College

Volunteering is one way to beef up your resume when you don’t have much experience yet. Photo: Texas A&M Building a resume is a tedious task, especially when you’re still in college. […]

How to Build Your Resume in College

Volunteering is one way to beef up your resume when you don’t have much experience yet. Photo: Texas A&M Building a resume is a tedious task, especially when you’re still in college. […]

Figuring Out the Path Forward

Most of the questions I get from readers about their finances have some things in common. They’re at a crossroads of some kind. Whether it’s triggered by a major life change or not, they have a sense that their current direction in life isn’t perfect for where they think they want to be going. They have some idea of where they want to go in the future, but it’s often cloudy and unspecific. […]

Figuring Out the Path Forward

Most of the questions I get from readers about their finances have some things in common. They’re at a crossroads of some kind. Whether it’s triggered by a major life change or not, they have a sense that their current direction in life isn’t perfect for where they think they want to be going. They have some idea of where they want to go in the future, but it’s often cloudy and unspecific. […]

Best Black Friday Deals for 2014

Thankfully, you may not need to battle the crowds at 3am this Friday to get a good deal. Photo: Powhusku Love it or hate it, Black Friday ain’t what it used to be. Time was, you’d gather with friends and family on Thanksgiving to over-indulge in food and football. The next day, off from work, you might go buy a Christmas tree and then head to the mall to start your holiday shopping. […]

Zenhabits’ Leo Babauta on Mastering the Art of Change

I recently got the chance to sit down and talk to Leo Babauta, the creator of one of my favorite blogs, Zenhabits. We got to chat about habit change, debt, procrastination, and the common root of all of our problems, among other things. Leo is living proof that we can control our lives and change them for the better. […]

Zenhabits’ Leo Babauta on Mastering the Art of Change

I recently got the chance to sit down and talk to Leo Babauta, the creator of one of my favorite blogs, Zenhabits. We got to chat about habit change, debt, procrastination, and the common root of all of our problems, among other things. Leo is living proof that we can control our lives and change them for the better. […]

14 Tips for Surviving the Startup Years

Treat your customers and clients like they’re your most valuable assets, because they are. Photo: PopTech Dreams don’t always become reality, at least not on your timeline. That’s one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a small business owner. […]

14 Tips for Surviving the Startup Years

Treat your customers and clients like they’re your most valuable assets, because they are. Photo: PopTech Dreams don’t always become reality, at least not on your timeline. That’s one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a small business owner. […]

Questions About Insulation, Meal Tickets, Temptations, Kitchen Startup, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Two incomes, one strategy 2. Interesting tip about department stores 3. Insulation issues in apartment 4. “Debt up to our eyeballs” 5. Sandwich press 6. Nearby temptations 7. Accounting for selling things 8. […]