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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 Red Flags to Look Out for When Renting Your First Apartment

Renting your first apartment can be like navigating a minefield. Know the warning signs to make sure you don't sign a lease to a pit of despair.

8 Travel Warnings You Shouldn't Ignore

When was the last time you took notice of a travel advisory before you took a trip? It could be extremely dangerous to ignore them.

10 Little Things to Do Before a Job Interview That Can Make a Big Impact

The little things count, especially during a job interview. These are interview-busting details you don't want to overlook.

6 Ways Living Alone Affects Your Health

Do you live alone? Have you been thinking about living alone? Well, either way, you should know the ups and downs of this lifestyle.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

10 Ways to Spot a Knockoff

When you're ready to spend your hard-earned money on a new watch or handbag, you want the real deal. Here's how to make sure get the real deal.

Use "Cognitive Crafting" to Ace Your Next Job Interview

If you want to ace your next job interview, all you need to do is change your perspective.

12 Red Flags to Watch for in a Job Interview

You applied for the job. You got the interview. But now, your gut instinct is telling you to run.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

12 Subtle Signs You'd Make a Good Boss

Are you a manager in disguise? These subtle signs say yes.

9 Old-School Jobs That Are Making a Comeback

While some careers are clinging on for dear life, others are experiencing a powerful second wind. Is yours one of them?

How to Avoid 7 Common Spring Spending Traps

It can be tempting to dig into savings and start spending money when springtime arrives. Instead, commit to sailing into summer with a healthy balance sheet.

12 Things You Should Do in the First Six Months of a New Job

Got a new job? Great! Here's your game plan for the next six months.

7 Types of People Who Will Help Grow Your Career

Some people help your career flourish. You just have to know who they are and where to find them.

9 Ways an Annual Self Review Can Boost Your Career

Don't wait for the boss to schedule your annual review. There are plenty of reasons to give yourself an appraisal right now.

15 Odd American Taxes You May Have to Pay

Ben Franklin said taxes were one of the only certainties in life. These odd tax laws certainly raise an eyebrow.

10 Time-Management Fails — and How to Fix Them

You're never going to get more hours in the day, but with discipline, you can manage your time more efficiently.

How to Manage Two Jobs (Without Burning Out)

Burning the candle at both ends can be exhausting. Here's how to make sure you aren't the one who burns out.

9 Times to Hire a Lawyer Immediately

Sometimes, having a good lawyer in your corner really does make all the difference.

How to Talk About a Previous Job in an Interview

Your interviewer asks the killer question: "How did you like your previous job?" Here's how to respond without blowing it.