Articles on Career and Income

Hey Kids! It's Time Your Butt Got a Job

The economy is hurting all of us – especially families trying to raise and educate their kids. Unfortunately, things have become so tight that there is often little left over to do

Book Review: Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields was a six-figure power attorney in Manhattan before he became a serial lifestyle entrepreneur, speaker, writer, marketing gun, yoga innovator, artist, and author. I

Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's most recent book is a fascinating look into the stories of people who seem at first glance to be Outliers, those who rose to the top through an extraordinary tal

When Downsizing Makes You Happy

I have often thought of a professional career as something built brick by brick, climbed ladder rung by ladder rung until one reached the pinnacle, enjoyed the view, and, then, ret

Business Lessons From The Builder Of A Media-Entertainment Empire

He is a Forbes’ billionaire and the largest individual landowner in the United States, having built his wealth as he constructed a media-entertainment empire now known as Turner Br

Seven Lessons Learned from Working Retail

The store that I work at offers a rewards card to frequent shoppers, and there are quite a few people who refuse to sign up for it - I can understand why they wouldn't want to have

Getting by without a job, part 2--boost income

There are countless ways to raise your income, besides the obvious one of getting a job. Here are a few categories, and a few suggestions.

Getting by without a job, part 1--losing a job

Losing a job is always tough. During hard economic times--when it may not be possible to find another job as good as the one you've lost--it's even tougher. Here are a few steps

Hoopde for sale. Starting price - $500. Winning bid - $226,521.

I love stories like this. It gives me hope that one day, something “worthless” sitting in my garage will instantly fill up my daughters’ college funds. In this case, the seemingly

10 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Employees

Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of working with military veterans and active duty personnel who anticipate, are in the process, or have already transitioned to th

The Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Economic Crunch

What do you need to consider when you start a business during an economic crunch? I talked to some people who've started businesses within the last year, and this is what they h

Can Men Be Trained To Understand Women?

According to Michael Gurian, co-author of "Leadership and the Sexes" with Barbara Annis, men can be trained to understand women and women can be trained to respect men. In a teleph

8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started

These eight tips are vital to making money in the somewhat misunderstood profession of mystery shopping.

Survival Basics From Depression-Era Kids

My parents and my husband’s parents were children during the Great Depression. Mine lived in large cities; my in-laws, small towns. Their families started this era from neither a p

Should you take a second job?

When you're strapped for cash just before the holidays, it might behoove you to remember that right now is the busiest time of the year for big box retailers, and many of them are

Looking On The Bright Side: How to Find A Silver Lining In The Current Financial Crisis

While this might be the biggest economic disaster of our generation, it might not be the big bad wolf that we all think it is. Quite the contrary, this little financial lesson migh

Book review: Internet Riches

If you've never considered starting an internet business--but now that I mention it, it seems like a good idea--this is the book for you. If you've considered starting an internet

6 Small Business Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them: PART TWO

Today, we’ll take a look at the remaining two (ultimately the most involved and arguably the most important) strategies for success in your small business.

6 Small Business Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them: PART ONE

The world of small business is vast and rife with pitfalls. The opportunities are as great as the hazards, and no matter which way you slice it, running a small business takes a lo

Use Holiday Hiring to Get Your Next Job – And Keep it!

Looking for some work? Maybe a part time gig or a fresh start in a new industry? We speak with an expert who tells us what businesses are looking for in their next round of holid