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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

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.

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.