communication

8 Common Causes of Debt — And How to Avoid them

Millions of Americans are saddled with debt. To truly get rid of it, you need to get to the root of the problem.

15 Soft Skills Every Employer Values

The job market is as competitive as ever. If you want an advantage on your competitors, it's time to brush up on your soft skills.

How to Help Your Adult Children Become Financially Independent

If your grown children are still depending on you for every little money matter, it's time to teach them how to go it alone.

10 Personal Issues No One at Work Needs to Hear

With work consuming so much of our lives, it seems natural to share our personal lives and concerns with our colleagues. Don't.

Best Money Tips: Effective Ways to Communicate Better at Work

Today we found articles on how to communicate better at work, easy habits that will help you curb monthly spending, and tips for moving to a new city.

5 Everyday Words That Are Making You Look Stupid

Seriously, if you actually want to improve your social standing and status, work on eliminating these worn out words from your lexicon.

7 Ways to Get People to Listen When You Talk

Whether you're speaking to one person or a hundred, you've got to keep your audience engaged. Try these tricks of the toastmaster at your next talk.

8 Dumb Little Things Holding You Back From a Healthy Relationship

Relationships are hard. Are you making yours harder with any of these little relationship spoilers?

Why You Need to Say Less (and How to Do It)

Brevity is the soul of wit — and the soul of clear, easily understood communication. Learn how to say less and communicate more.

STOP! 10 Work Email Mistakes You May Be Making

Email has transformed how we work. That is, it has if you can avoid making any of these dumb email mistakes.

How to Talk About Retirement With Your Spouse

Avoiding that talk with your spouse about retirement will cost you both, eventually. Here's how to start talking — and planning your future.

10 Tips to Up Your Chances of Getting an Email Response

It's frustrating when you send someone an email and never get a response. Follow these steps to improve your chances.

Life Skills 101: How to Deliver Bad News to Anyone

Bad news isn't easy for anybody involved — speaker or listener. Make it as painless as possible by following these suggestions.

Happily Ever After: How to Stay Married for 29 Years (and Counting)

What's the secret to staying together for a long, long, long time? Hear what one woman who's been happily married for almost 30 years has to say.

5 Ways to Say "No" to Friends and Family

It's not always easy to say no to the people you love. Reclaim your time while keeping your relationships with these five ways to say "nay."

Get the Response You Want With Friendly, Professional Email

If you want to influence people and get what you want — at work and beyond — learn the art of writing friendly, professional emails.

How to Have a Good Roommate Relationship

Cohabitating can save you a lot of money...but it's not worth it if your roommate is awful. Follow these tips for a good roomie relationship.

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.

Deal Killers: 5 Phrases to Avoid When Negotiating

Negotiating can sometimes be stressful, and that stress can make buyers and sellers say dumb things. Learn to score better deals by avoiding these phrases.

Letting Go: 8 Steps to Forgiveness

Overcoming past wrongs and forgiving those who have hurt you can be one of the most difficult things — and one of the most rewarding.