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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

How to Rise Above Financial Jealousy

It's easy to feel jealous about someone else's possessions, or even their life. But it's worth remembering that not all is as it seems.

5 Reasons Everybody Needs an Elevator Pitch — Even You!

Sometimes you only get one shot — and that's exactly why you need to craft the perfect elevator pitch.

Top 5 Ways Thieves Use Your Stolen Credit Card

Your credit card is gone. By the time you report the loss, it's likely one of the following crimes has already happened.

6 Common Shopping Myths, Debunked

These shopping myths have had us all fooled for years. Know them. Ignore them.

The Absolute Worst Ways to Ask for a Raise

You deserve a raise. You know you do! But ask the wrong way, and you won't get a dime.

8 Problems You Can Solve With $20

If you've got $20 burning a hole in your pocket, don't blow it on coffee! You can solve some common (and uncommon) problems.

How to Think Like a Billionaire When You’re Broke

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, take some advice from the wealthiest people alive. They got that way for a reason.

The Proper Ways to Discuss Salary in a Job Interview

You know how to dress, shake hands, and conduct yourself for the perfect job interview. But how do you bring up salary?

This One Skill Can Make You a Better Boss

Being a boss is not easy. But, by learning this one skill, you can become a better manager, and leader, and bring greater success to your business.

9 Signs Your Work-Life Balance Is Off

If you think work-life balance is checking emails in the checkout line, it's time to re-evaluate.

How to Have a Successful Skype or Video Job Interview

A video job interview right from the comfort of home — what could go wrong? As it turns out, quite a few things, if you aren't careful.

7 Things Employers Care About More Than Your Degree

When you're applying for a new job, every advantage helps. And these days, a college degree alone just won't cut it.

6 Kinds of Critics Every Frugal Person Meets

You may be great at saving money, but you cannot avoid some of the people who will cross your path in the process.

8 Questions You Should Always Ask in an Exit Interview

When one career chapter closes, take the time to leave on a high note. You can start by asking these exit interview questions.

How to Fall Asleep When You Can't

You've got to get to sleep … right now! That kind of pressure can make it much harder to actually nod off. Here's how to make it happen ASAP.

10 Beloved Books of Successful Millionaires

What's on your bookshelf right now? A bestseller? A classic? Well, some of the richest people in the world have a few book recommendations for you.

6 Money Lessons We Can Learn From the Easter Bunny

He's big. He's got floppy ears. And he gives away candy. But can this beloved character offer real life money lessons, too?

How to Succeed at Work Despite Your Lousy Boss

A nightmare boss doesn't have to mean a nightmare job. With the right frame of mind you can still be successful.

The 8 Types of Bad Bosses — And How to Survive Them

The "bad boss" turns an otherwise good job into a nightmare. But if you know how to deal, you can survive … and even thrive!

How to Avoid a "Sweetheart Scam"

Sweetheart scammers have been around forever, but social media and the internet have broadened their reach. Learn how to protect your heart, and your wallet.