Articles on Career and Income

Defining Success: If You Don't Know What You Want, You Won't Know When You've Gotten It

When it comes to your life, what do you want? If you can't answer this question, you won't ever know when you've been successful.

Augment Your Income By Going To Nightclubs

Execution is the key to good business. Money-making ideas are rampant, but it's the people who actually take the time and energy to execute those ideas that are the world's

Job hunting: What is your dutch wife?

When I was in college, I worked in the computer center. When my boss wanted to hire a new operator, he asked a couple of us to go over resumes. That experience, which gave me som

9 (and a half!) things to do at work when there's no longer work to do (also good for a boring day at home!)

My job is crazy one week and snail-slow the next. During the slow times, it's easy to get sucked into the web, clicking from one page to the next, waiting for someone to have a fir

Your Personnel File...at home

Your employer has (or should have) a personnel file with your name on it; should you have one also? Theoretically, you should be able to access information from your file at the of

Google pays you $10 per business referral

Google is launching a business referral program, which means that you can earn $10 for every verified business listing that you send Google. [more]

Avoiding grass-is-always-greener syndrome

For a worker down in the cube farm, it's easy to see the dysfunction of your own company, and to imagine that almost anyplace else would be better. The thing is, companies are all

How to inspire corporate confidence

A recruiter friend once told me that working at one employer for more than 15 years was a red flag to his client companies. At best, the long-standing employee is seen as unwilling

Book Review: Ragnar's Guide to the Underground Economy

This book is exactly what the title says: A guide to living in the underground economy.

What Is Your Dream Job?

I honestly don't know what my dream job would be. I started with wanting to be an actress to producer (my last job squashed any glamorous visions of the Entertainment industry), to psychiatrist to writer and now...I don't know. [more]

Sweeping 101: What the Real Winners Know

Hi, my name is Linsey, and I’m a sweeper. It is sometimes difficult to admit, but I belong to that persistent group of individuals who go to considerable lengths to enter sweepstakes. I also win fairly regularly. [more]

To Start or Not: The Entrepreneurial Debate

Let's face it: most of us have ideas that we think might sell. And most of us think we'd love to work for ourselves. But is that really a good idea? Here are 10 things to consid

Going Freelance: The Top 10 Tips

As a small business owner there will be various tasks for which you’ll be responsible and can seem overwhelming, at times. But, there are a few simple guidelines you can follo

Walking away (from a job that’s going away) on your terms

If you sense that you're in trouble at your job, don't let the progressive disciplinary madness continue. Take action instead, and walk away on your terms.

Know Your Markets and Earn Some Cash: Ebay vs. Amazon

Most online shoppers I know are very familiar with Ebay and Amazon. The problem is that the hardcore Ebayers are not very familiar with the Amazon Marketplace. Those faithful to Amazon third-party sellers are put off by Ebay. [more]

Best investment: yourself

I read a lot of investment books. [more]

The three secrets to a successful family business

Everyone sees the family business as a safety net. But if your family doesn't prepare, that safety net likely won't be around for the next generation.

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is really three small books in one. The first thing Ferriss does is make the case that you ought to figure out exactly what you want to do, and then arrange your life so that you can do that. [more]

Quit wasting your lunch hour on lunch (or how you can change your life in just 45 minutes a day)

Lunch hour has become recess, a chance to unwind and play a little bit. But it doesn't have to be. Those 45 minutes every day can be the reason you go to work and just the time you

The Case for Not Tweaking Your Resume

You've written, edited, and polished your resume. It's taken hours, days, or even weeks and now you're ready to start distributing the resume to potential employers. Should you sti