Best Money Tips: The Career Edition

Today we are focusing on some of the best career related articles from around the web!

The Freedom of the Independent Yeoman

The financial crisis has given rise to renewed interest in self-sufficiency, which means we can learn a lot from the yeomen who used to populate the U.S.

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Career Advice You've Ever Been Given?

Tell us about the best career advice you've ever been given and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

4 Ways to Bug Your Boss for More Money – and Get It!

Before you blow off the idea that your work is worth a bump in the pay scale, check out these four clever tips for putting in a good word about your worth.

Replacing a Crappy Job

There are really only two things you can do with a crappy job: tolerate it or replace it. Happily, the crappier a job is, the easier it is to replace.

Book Review: Where the Jobs Are Now

Currently the unemployment rate is hovering around 10% nationwide, and millions of people have been out of work for months or even years. Where the Jobs Are Now is a timely book th

Financial Timing: How Scheduling Important Events Benefits You Financially

Are you thinking of making a big change in your life such as quitting your job or getting married? Time important decisions in your life for the best financial result.

6 Ways to Use Technology to Upgrade Your Career

The Internet is a boon for doing all kinds of things -- including getting a better job and/or getting paid more at your current job. Technology helps us stay connected, learn somet

5 Online Tools to Help You Land a Job

There are social media tools out there that — when utilized properly — are a great resource to build a personal brand and online portfolio, as well as to network for a job (unlike

Why You Need a Plain Text Resume to Apply for Jobs Online

There are countless products out there that help job seekers format and lay out resumes to look beautiful and readable on paper. I believe that the appearance of a resume is defini

On choosing temporary freedom

On one side there's your typical job. It's clearer than ever that it doesn't offer the security it once did, but it still offers some, and it offers other things--predictable inco

What should you do when you are asked to repay an overpayment of severance?

TechCrunch recently reported that the software giant Microsoft made mistakes on the severances it paid to its laid off workers. As a result, Microsoft sent out letters to an unknow

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

Seven Tips for the Newly Unemployed

The unemployment rate in California surged to 6.9%, and that is equivalent to the rate in early 2003. Most news reports say that unemployment will probably go up a bit more in the

Will Companies Ever Woo Again?

While the current condition of the job market is debatable, no one can argue the importance of feeling secure and appreciated in your current position. Many employees will agree t

6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You

You’re scouting around for a decent job. While you realize that great jobs are hard to find, you’re avoiding getting into a position that really stinks. Here are 6 tell-tale char

Five J.O.B.’s That Aren’t That B.A.D.

Dream jobs and professional aspirations aside, sometimes it’s just necessary to go out and get a job. Any job. Whether you’ve found yourself laid-off, needing some part-time fun

Find work worth doing

I worked at a non-profit--a local nature center--over the summer of 1979.  After we wrapped up our main task, those of us who wanted to were allowed stay on for the few weeks befor

What's an employee to do? Part 2

The trend toward replacing traditional employees with varying combinations of temps, contractors, outsourcing, and off-shoring is old news now.  That gives us a bit of perspective

What's an employee to do? Part 1

During the recession of 1990-1991, and the period of very slow growth that followed, it became conventional wisdom that it was wrong to try to retain key employees through a slowdo