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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 Your Boss Wishes You'd Tell Them

Whether you work in corporate America, or a family-owned business, you probably have a boss. And there are a few things they wish you'd tell them.

10 Fundamentals of Naming a Small Business

You've got a great small business idea; now it just needs a great name. Before you choose one, get familiar with the basic dos and don'ts.

7 Roadblocks to Retirement (And How to Clear Them)

Looking forward to the day when you can stop working and start living the easy life? If you're not careful with your money, that day may never come.

The Cost of Finding a Treasure Chest Full of Gold

You struck gold — you're rich! Just how rich exactly? You may be unpleasantly surprised.

Gift Giving Etiquette to Get You Through the Holidays

Gifts are great, but exchanging them can also lead to some awkward faux pas. Make sure you know the ins and outs of gift giving etiquette this holiday season.

8 Reasons to Skip the Big Holiday Dinner This Year

Here's why big holiday meals are such a drag — along with some pointers about where to learn more about overcoming it all.

10 Free Ways to Impress Your Boss

Want to make the boss think you're a rock star without sucking up or spending a ton of money? Here's a cheat sheet.

Become a Model Employee With This 10-Point Work Etiquette Checklist

Being a model employee is more than just showing up every day. You, too, can learn to shine.

6 Surprising Places Your Personal Info Is Shared

You protect your SSN, birth certificate, bank records, and financial documents. But watch out for these sneaky ways your personal information is shared.

8 Seasonal Side Hustles That'll Cover Your Holiday Spending

The holidays are almost here! Feeling a cash crunch? These seasonal side hustles have your holiday spending covered.

10 Often Overlooked Jobs That Pay Big Bucks

Glamorous jobs bring glamorous paychecks, right? For many, a quieter career is well worth the serious money that comes with it.

Watch Out for These 10 Red Flags With Vacation Rentals

Ready to book your next vacation rental? Don't sign on the dotted line until you know about these warning signs.

8 Career Moves That Prove You're Finally a Grown-Up

Being a grown-up at work has nothing to do with age or experience. It's all in how you approach the job.

8 Ways to Escape a Dying Industry

You have a career, but you know it's not going to be around much longer. The good news is you cannot only survive a dying job, but thrive afterward.

5 Job Hunting Roadblocks Millennials Must Overcome

If you're a millennial looking for work, get ready to face a tougher path to success than the generation before you. And if you're a Boomer or an Xer hiring -- lighten up already!

8 Famous People Who Got Rich After 30

Striking it rich is not a privilege reserved for the young. These eight famous entrepreneurs prove you can build an empire at any age.

How to Keep a Personal Problem From Hurting Your Career

Everyone goes through a rough spot once in awhile. The key is making sure you don't bring your personal crisis into the office.

8 Electrical Blackout Essentials Every Home Needs

Sooner or later, you are going to suffer a blackout. Get stocked up now, and you'll be ready when the inevitable happens.

13 Essentials Every Emergency Bag Should Have

No one wants to consider evacuating their home, but it could happen. When it does, you need a go bag ready that you can grab and run.

7 Work-From-Home Jobs for People Who Hate Talking on the Phone

Love the idea of working from home, but hate the idea of talking on the phone? Don't worry. There are plenty of remote jobs out there for you.