Articles on Career and Income

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

My disgusting fake game show asks "What would you do for money?"

I’ve written before about morality and pride taking a back seat to cash rewards. With today's game shows scraping the bottom of a very deep barrel, it amazes me what people will do

Your Couch Can Earn Cash And Support A Band

By now, anyone interested in budget travel has heard of CouchSurfing. While the site has obvious advantages for travelers looking to meet locals and save money, but it can also be

Looking for the Perfect Career? Pick Your Favorite Color

Ah, if only we could determine the best career for us as easily as we can choose a favorite color. Wait a minute – we can!

Fund your own sabbatical

I never got a sabbatical. My dad was a college professor, so I knew from a young age what a sabbatical was. I always paid attention whenever one corporation or another would be i

The Power of Mentorship

We all use mentors regularly without thinking about it. But if we take charge of our lives and consciously choose mentors, we can charge ahead of the game in leaps and bounds.

Family Businesses - The World's Second Oldest Business Model

Family Businesses... when your CEO is the brother Mom always loved best! Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy, but they also face special challenges. Lea

Women Are Responsible For Inequalities in the Workplace

It’s not news that women tend to hit glass ceilings in the workplace far sooner than men do. It’s also not news that women tend to earn less money than their male counterparts in e