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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

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.

8 Awkward Money Moments Everyone Has at Work

You go to work to earn money, but it's also a place where you can spend it. And sometimes, things can get a little weird.

The Key to Debt Reduction May Be a Simple Picture

Saving is hard. Paying down debt is even harder. But a creative new way to track your progress, called debt art, could be the secret to success.

Buying a Rental Car? Here's What You Need to Know

From mileage and maintenance, to costs and red flags, here's everything you need to know about buying a former rental car.

Escape Your Dying Industry With One of These 8 Careers, Instead

Stuck in a dying industry? Consider switching to a job with a brighter future.

12 Questions to Ask Before You Take a Job Offer

So, you've got a job offer on the table. But before you sign anything, make sure you get the answers to some important questions.

8 Moves to Make If You Need to Break Your Lease

No one ever thinks they'll need to break their lease — but things happen. Avoid legal — and financial — pitfalls by handling it smartly.

10 Money Lessons I Learned From Dad

Dads are a great source of knowledge. And when it comes to saving money, they always seem to know to steer us right. Happy Father's Day!

18 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Shopping Bags

Plastic bags may no longer be free at your local stores. If you're going to pay for them, make sure you know how to reuse them smartly.

12 Ways You're Being a Terrible Employee

If you're guilty of any of these workday foibles, don't worry about winning the Employee of the Month trophy anytime soon.

4 Financial Reasons to Keep Your Political Views Private

These days, sharing political views is as easy as hitting "Enter." But the aftermath can be much greater than a heated debate.

6 Ways Greed Is Keeping You Poor

"Greed is good," goes the famous line. After all, isn't greed a natural way to amass wealth? Not exactly.

10 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew

Ever wished you knew what was on the boss's mind? Wonder no more.

9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

The Depression was a dark time in America's history, but it did yield some incredible tips for surviving on a budget and saving money.

10 Questions Landlords Can't Ask

It's hard enough finding a place to rent in a tough market without having to answer a bunch of probing questions. Happily, you don't have to.

7 Ways Pride Is Keeping You Poor

Pride is not your friend. It can mess with your good judgment, and convince you to make terrible financial decisions.

6 Common Debt Reduction Roadblocks — And How to Beat Them

Excuses are the enemy of debt reduction. Don't let yourself get stopped by one of these repayment roadblocks.

5 Debt Management Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

Debt management may not be fun, but that doesn't mean you should be embarrassed to ask these five basic questions.

6 Ways Envy Is Keeping You Poor

This deadly sin can have major financial implications. Is envy keeping you from success?