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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

6 Ways to Prepare for Your Work at Home Gig

Telecommuting is now the norm for many people. If you're about to start a work-at-home gig, make sure you set yourself up for success.

7 Ways Your Bartender Is Ripping You Off

Before you hit the bars and clubs, make sure you know some of the ways you can get shortchanged by the bartender.

7 Ways to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

You applied for the job. Your interview is next week — and it's over the phone. Don't treat this like a piece of cake. It's time to brush up.

14 Best Side Jobs For Fast Cash

You need cash, and you need it fast. Stop hitting up your friends for spare change, and start one of these lucrative side gigs!

5 Times Splurging on Experiences Is a Bad Idea

You are usually better off spending your money on experiences than things. But sometimes, even memories aren't worth your money, either.

The Ugly Truth of Workplace Success: Popularity Still Matters

Popularity doesn't just matter in high school. It affects a whole lot of your adult job, too.

10 Jobs That Robots Can't Do, Yet

It seems like every day, robots take over more jobs. But for now, these career fields are safe.

Bookmark This: How Much to Tip in Almost Every Situation

Tipping is tricky. Here are some easy to remember guidelines to take the guesswork out of it.

5 Money Problems You Can Solve With a Good Attitude

Money cannot buy happiness; but can happiness create wealth? Well, with a good attitude, you really can solve many of life's financial problems.

6 Job Myths Boomers Should Stop Believing

Age is just a number. And if you're a baby boomer, you have to stop believing the myths that can keep you from great jobs later in life.

How to Protect Your Job When You're in a Workplace Relationship

A love affair at work is nothing unusual these days. But, if you don't take the proper precautions, it could mean the end of your job.

5 Downsides to a Bigger Paycheck

You just got a raise, but before you start celebrating, take a few minutes to think about how more money is going to change things for you.

7 Reasons You Shouldn't "Vacation Shame" Your Coworkers

Have you ever made your coworkers feel guilty about taking vacation? Knock it off! There are many good reasons employees need time off.

9 Unexpected First Jobs of the Wealthy and Famous

The next time you read about a famous celebrity or business tycoon, remember that their glamorous career wasn't always that way.

7 Smart Money Challenges You Can Totally Do

Want to save some serious cash this week, month, or year? Well, have we got some challenges for you!

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.