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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 Things to Bring Up With Your Boss at Your Annual Review

Your annual review is fast approaching. Learn what you should say — and avoid saying — to make the most of this chance to advance your career.

8 Money Moments That Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

A bucket list doesn't have to be all swimming with dolphins and climbing mountains. Use one to help you make big strides with your money, too.

Jumpstart Your Job Search With Instagram

Instagram is a lot of fun, but it can also be used strategically to help you land your next job. Really!

These 5 Money-Saving Hacks Are a Huge Waste of Time

When you want to save a little cash, money hacks can be great. But, beware. Some are really just swapping a few cents for your valuable time.

8 Reasons Time Is Worth More Than Money

We've all heard people say "time is money." But believe it or not, time is worth so much more.

7 Things a Thanksgiving Turkey Teaches Us About Money

The Thanksgiving turkey — the centerpiece of the table, and a treat that leads to overindulgence. This tasty bird can also teach us a thing or two about money.

8 Credit Repair Mistakes That Will Cost You

So you're ready take on your awful credit score. Be careful — making these false steps could actually do more harm than good.

8 Ways to Deal When You Work With Someone You Hate

Every place you have ever worked will have that one person you cannot stand. How do you deal with them without losing your sanity? Here's how.

8 Frugal Skills You Need to Survive Black Friday

Black Friday looms large on the horizon. Arm yourself with the skills of a frugal shopper, and you'll never waste a penny on another deceptive doorbuster.

8 Secrets to a Higher Car Trade-In Value

First? Get the gum out of the floor mats.

10 Reasons You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping Now

The holidays are coming, but they're still far enough away that we don't have to think about shopping yet. Right? Actually…that's not the case.

10 Classic Impulse Buys We Need to Stop Falling For

Acting on impulse is good when you're catching someone who's falling, or swerving to avoid an accident. But when it comes to shopping, it's not your friend.

10 Great Careers You Can Have With a Liberal Arts Degree

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — everybody says STEM is where it's at, career-wise. Are bookworms doomed to slinging lattes?

8 Sneaky Ways You're Being Upsold

If you have money to spend, chances are, it's going to get spent — especially if you stumble into any of these upsell opportunities.

Don't Panic: Do This If Your Identity Gets Stolen

Identity theft is a scary subject. But really, you shouldn't panic. Help is right around the corner.

How to Launch Your Second Career

It can be daunting to think about launching a second career. But with a little planning, and a few deep breaths, you'll get there.

10 Best Tools for Finding an Apartment on the Cheap

Looking for a new apartment can be about as much fun as getting a root canal. However, a wealth of free or cheap tools are at hand to make it easier.

5 Ways Wrath Is Keeping You Poor

You might be deeply angry about something, but that kind of emotion is not doing your finances any good at all.

5 "When You're Rich" Dream Buys That Aren't That Great

So, you achieved the American dream, and came into serious money. But before you go spending all that green, a word of warning…

10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Country

Housing is probably your biggest expense — but it's probably not this big.