Paul Michael's blog

12 Subtle Signs You'd Make a Good Boss

Are you a manager in disguise? These subtle signs say yes.

9 Old-School Jobs That Are Making a Comeback

While some careers are clinging on for dear life, others are experiencing a powerful second wind. Is yours one of them?

How to Avoid 7 Common Spring Spending Traps

It can be tempting to dig into savings and start spending money when springtime arrives. Instead, commit to sailing into summer with a healthy balance sheet.

12 Things You Should Do in the First Six Months of a New Job

Got a new job? Great! Here's your game plan for the next six months.

7 Types of People Who Will Help Grow Your Career

Some people help your career flourish. You just have to know who they are and where to find them.

9 Ways an Annual Self Review Can Boost Your Career

Don't wait for the boss to schedule your annual review. There are plenty of reasons to give yourself an appraisal right now.

15 Odd American Taxes You May Have to Pay

Ben Franklin said taxes were one of the only certainties in life. These odd tax laws certainly raise an eyebrow.

10 Time-Management Fails — and How to Fix Them

You're never going to get more hours in the day, but with discipline, you can manage your time more efficiently.

How to Manage Two Jobs (Without Burning Out)

Burning the candle at both ends can be exhausting. Here's how to make sure you aren't the one who burns out.

9 Times to Hire a Lawyer Immediately

Sometimes, having a good lawyer in your corner really does make all the difference.

How to Talk About a Previous Job in an Interview

Your interviewer asks the killer question: "How did you like your previous job?" Here's how to respond without blowing it.

Your Car Was Recalled. Now What?

A car recall can be scary. Here's what to do if that letter comes in the mail.

6 Ways to Bounce Back After a Work Mistake

Everybody makes mistakes. Don't make them worse by bungling the follow up.

7 Warning Signs You're In Debt Denial

Denial can really throw your life off the rails. Denying your debt can be flat-out financially disastrous.

8 Things You Should Never Hide From Your Landlord

Renting a place to live? After you sign that lease, you'll need to provide full disclosure on certain things.

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.

7 Ways Being Single is Better for Your Bank Account

Being single on February 14 can be a real bummer, but look on the bright side: Your bank account will love you for it.

How to Be Successful as a First-Time Manager

You climbed the corporate ladder. You're the boss now. Are you prepared to do the job well?

Why Even Millionaires Aren't Happy About Their Finances

Believe it or not, the super-rich are not always super-happy — and often for the same reasons the rest of us aren't.

How These 10 Winter Health Myths May Be Harming You

At this time of year, you're going to hear a lot of health advice. Some of it will not only be untrue, but can actually damage your health.