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Thursday Bram is a full-time freelancer, covering small business and personal finance topics.

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What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

You've done everything in your job search right and landed an interview. Don't let the wrong outfit or accessories cost you the offer.

Why You Should Always "Get It in Writing"

"Get it in writing" may be the oldest piece of frugal living advice ever given. Learn why.

10 Networking Mistakes You Shouldn't Make

Done well, networking can boost your career or business. Avoid these 10 mistakes to make the most of your connections.

How Minimalist Can You Really Be?

Minimalism can help clear your mind — and, if you're not careful, it can also clear your wallet.

Get It in Writing: A Quick Guide to Agreements and Contracts

Get any deal you make in writing — and make sure you understand what the contract actually means.

Finding an Internship as an Adult

Just because you're not in college doesn't mean you can't have an internship. And while the pay might not be great, the experience can be.

How to Stick to Personal Deadlines

Missing a deadline at work has consequences. Missing a personal deadline should have consequences, too. Here's how to keep yourself on task.

When Multitasking Can Work

You probably aren't very productive if you're multitasking. But if you follow this time-management technique, you can make multitasking work for you.

You Can Make a Big Life Change: Here's How

It is always possible to make a major change in your life. But if you want the change to stick, approach the decision logically and methodically.

Seriously, Get Rid of Your Landline

Do you still have a telephone that plugs into the wall of your house? The number of people who do is dropping — and with good reason.

30 Great Side Jobs

From bartender to tutor, these 30 side jobs pay well, often have flexible hours, and may even help you build skills you can use in your "regular" career.

8 "Life Hacks" You Shouldn't Bother With

Life hacks are clever little tricks that promise to save you time or money. But these "hacks," while clever, could make things worse.

Buy This Product, Friend: The Hidden Power of Testimonials

Many sellers count on testimonials to reassure buyers that a product or service is great. But just how reliable are those testimonials?

Is Starting a Small Business for the Tax Deductions Worth It?

Some people recommend starting a side business to get more tax deductions. But if that plan sounds too good to be true, that's because it probably is.

Great Ways to Advertise Your Yard Sale

Having a yard sale to get rid of your clutter is great! Well...it is if anyone shows up. Ensure that they do with these advertising techniques.

How to Hire an Accountant

For taxes and beyond, working with an accountant can help you keep your finances in shape. Here's how to ensure you get the best one for your needs.

The Benefits of Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship sounds old-fashioned, but the reality is that apprenticeships are still around, and they can be valuable career-building experiences.

How to Create a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

If you have a creative project, a Kickstarter campaign can be the perfect way to get the funds you need. Here's how to make that campaign great.

Always Answer the Call: Expert Advice on Debt Collection

Michelle Dunn has experience as both a debt collector and as a debtor. Get her expert advice on dealing with collections agencies.

Play On: 5 Great Card and Board Games

Game nights are almost always fun, but you can make them straight-up awesome by choosing one of these excellent, less-common games.