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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

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.

Your Car Was Recalled. Now What?

A car recall can be scary. Here's what to do if that letter comes in the mail.

6 Ways to Bounce Back After a Work Mistake

Everybody makes mistakes. Don't make them worse by bungling the follow up.

7 Warning Signs You're In Debt Denial

Denial can really throw your life off the rails. Denying your debt can be flat-out financially disastrous.

8 Things You Should Never Hide From Your Landlord

Renting a place to live? After you sign that lease, you'll need to provide full disclosure on certain things.

15 Soft Skills Every Employer Values

The job market is as competitive as ever. If you want an advantage on your competitors, it's time to brush up on your soft skills.

7 Ways Being Single is Better for Your Bank Account

Being single on February 14 can be a real bummer, but look on the bright side: Your bank account will love you for it.

How to Be Successful as a First-Time Manager

You climbed the corporate ladder. You're the boss now. Are you prepared to do the job well?

Why Even Millionaires Aren't Happy About Their Finances

Believe it or not, the super-rich are not always super-happy — and often for the same reasons the rest of us aren't.

How These 10 Winter Health Myths May Be Harming You

At this time of year, you're going to hear a lot of health advice. Some of it will not only be untrue, but can actually damage your health.

Don't Make These 7 Common Mistakes When Choosing a Career Path

Your career will have many crossroads along the way. How do you know when you're taking the wrong path?

9 Signs You're Making All the Right Career Moves

It's hard to predict the future when it comes to your career. But if you notice these positive signs, you're probably on the up and up.

8 Ways to Keep Boredom from Destroying Your Budget

When there's nothing to do, it’s tempting to fill that void with something that costs money. Learn how to avoid those budget-busting boredom traps.

5 Ways Your Money Is Being a Jerk (And How to Fight Back)

Money can be a real jerk. Learn how to fight back when your finances are pushing you around.

7 Signs It's Time to Quit Freelancing

The life of a freelancer has its ups and downs. But when the downs are outnumbering the ups, it may be time to move on.

10 Less Awkward Ways to Ask a Friend for Your Money Back

Friendships can easily be ruined by borrowed money. But if you're looking to get your loan repaid, here's how to do it with minimal awkwardness.