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Paul Michael

Paul is an advertising copywriter and creative director with over 20 years’ experience. He has won many industry awards, and has worked with a variety of clients in direct mail, print, online, radio, guerrilla, and other mediums.

Latest articles by Paul Michael

10 Companies With the Highest Paid Interns

Not all internships are created equal. While most interns are lucky to get minimum wage, there are some positions that pay the equivalent of a six-figure salary.

8 Ways Retailers Use Big Data to Track You

Big brother knows a lot about how you shop.

EpiPens and Other Ways Companies Have Profited From Your Pain

The EpiPen price hike is no special circumstance. Pharmaceutical companies are making bank on your illness, one pill at a time.

9 Careers You Don't Need a Ton of Experience to Start

Want a career that offers a living wage, but doesn't require a bunch of experience or education? You may find the perfect job in this list.

6 Thinking Skills Frugal People Should Master

You may be a smart shopper, but thinking frugally is much more than setting your sights on the lowest prices and clearance racks.

12 House-Hunting Red Flags You Can't Ignore

From strange smells to wacky wiring, you shouldn't ignore these house-hunting red flags. Read on for 10 more.

10 Travel Destinations for People Who Hate Crowds

If crowded beaches and bustling city centers aren't your thing, we've got just the vacation spots you (and no one else) are looking for.

This Creative Shopping Strategy Could Save You Tons

Forget making a "To Buy" list. Instead, focus on what you didn't buy, and watch your savings add up.

Health Risks and 5 Other Secrets Barcodes Can Tell You

You may think the barcode is only there for inventory and checkout, but think again. Barcodes hold a wealth of knowledge if you have the right key.

10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Renting a home is more than just finding the right place. Make sure you know everything up front by asking these important questions first.

6 Ways Gluttony Is Keeping You Poor

You may think gluttony only applies to food. Think again. Too much of anything can cost you.

Is Bitcoin Still a Thing?

Bitcoin hit its highest valuation in 2013, and is less than half that today. Is there a future for the volatile cryptocurrency?

The 10 Coolest Things That Come in a Can

Canned corn, ho-hum. But canned Unicorn? Yep, there's that and lots more hiding in the humble can these days.

10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly

You've booked your ticket. You've packed your bags. You're ready to go. But hang on … some hidden vacation costs are about to spoil your fun.

10 Ways You Disrespect Your Money

Look after your money and it'll look after you. Mistreat it, and it'll do the same to you.

Insider Trading Is a Lot More Common Than You Think

We all remember when Martha Stewart pulled a Gordon Gekko. Ever wondered what exactly inside trading entails? Here's a breakdown.

8 Creative Ways to Upcycle Used Baby Furniture

Wondering what to do with that old crib or changing table? It could become a stunning addition to a kitchen or dining room!

10 Dumb Ways to Scare Off Potential Homebuyers

Before you put your home on the market take a look around. Would you buy a place that looks like yours?

5 Airlines With the Best Customer Service

Air travel is the worst, right? With these top flight airlines, it's actually pretty nice!

8 Times You Should Never Feel Guilty at Work

Has something at work recently left you feeling guilty? Here's the green light to shrug off those feelings.