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Paul Michael

Paul is an advertising copywriter and creative director with over 20 years’ experience. He has won many industry awards, and has worked with a variety of clients in direct mail, print, online, radio, guerrilla, and other mediums.

Latest articles by Paul Michael

How to Be a Stellar Mentor to Someone at Work

So, you've been asked to become a mentor. Great! Now, make sure you become one of the best.

8 Professional Ways to Make Friends at Work

We spend most of our lives at work, so many of our adult friendships are made at the office. But as adults, it can be tough to know how to take that first step.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Ask for a Raise

You may want (and deserve!) a big raise, but before you ask your boss, you should ask yourself some key questions.

8 Types of People Who Will Never Win at Money

Some folks are naturally good with money. Others? Not so much. Which type are you?

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Culture, Even If You Aren't the Boss

If your company culture leaves you in a sour mood, take heart; you can still make positive changes, even if you're not the boss.

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Improvement Scam

When you decide to get work done on your home, you have to be careful. There are plenty of people out there looking to rip you off.

28 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

Before you spend one cent on anything today, arm yourself with proven strategies that will help you avoid paying full price ever again.

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Many careers require you get out there and meet clients, vendors, and potential colleagues. But what if that's really, really not your thing?

7 Ways Grown-Ups Can Make New Friends Without Going Broke

So you want to make new friends, but you don't want to empty your wallet in the process? Worry not, you have options.

8 Fundraising Steps for Building a New Business

You have a business idea. It's going to be great. But how do you raise the money to get it off the ground? Start here.

10 Fun Money Reads to Take to the Beach

Off to the beach and need something to read? Don't leave home without one of these 10 wise and witty reads about money.

10 Ways to Smooth Over a Work Disagreement

Butting heads with a co-worker can quickly become serious. Learn how to bury the hatchet like a professional.

6 Ways You Can Get Paid to Watch TV

Love to kick back, relax, and watch TV? Good news: You can get paid for that.

How to Entertain Your Grandkids Without Going Broke

Keeping the grandkids entertained doesn't require the latest game system and a bucket of cash. You can do it for next to nothing… and they'll love it.

10 Red Flags to Look Out for When Renting Your First Apartment

Renting your first apartment can be like navigating a minefield. Know the warning signs to make sure you don't sign a lease to a pit of despair.

8 Travel Warnings You Shouldn't Ignore

When was the last time you took notice of a travel advisory before you took a trip? It could be extremely dangerous to ignore them.

10 Little Things to Do Before a Job Interview That Can Make a Big Impact

The little things count, especially during a job interview. These are interview-busting details you don't want to overlook.

6 Ways Living Alone Affects Your Health

Do you live alone? Have you been thinking about living alone? Well, either way, you should know the ups and downs of this lifestyle.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

10 Ways to Spot a Knockoff

When you're ready to spend your hard-earned money on a new watch or handbag, you want the real deal. Here's how to make sure get the real deal.