first jobs

Ask the Readers: What Was Your First Paying Job?

Tell us about your first job and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Why You Don't Need a College Degree to Succeed

Many people think you need a college degree to have a successful career, but that's not always the case — check out these jobs.

Retirement Planning If You’re Under 30

For those of us in our 20s, managing our finances is stressful enough, and saving for retirement can seem impossible. But you CAN make it happen — here's how.

10 Great Jobs for College Students

If you're in college, check out these flexible gigs that can get you some extra cash — and important resume-building experience.

Wise Bread's First Job Stories

From ruining a neighbor's plant to spending more than earned before even leaving work, learn about Wise Bread writers' awkward and amusing first jobs.