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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

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.

12 Ways to Rekindle Passion for Your Job

You once bounced into your new job like a kid entering Wonka's factory. Now, you can't wait to leave every day. Can you get it back? Yes you can.

How to Get the Job Without Saying a Word

You've set your sights on the perfect job. The resume is polished. The outfit is pressed. Now, learn how to use body language to make a great impression.

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?