Articles on Career and Income

Forget the Phonebook: 3 Local Marketing Initiatives With Higher ROIs

Even though few people use the phonebook to find local business these days, in an ironic twist, advertising in the phonebook has become more expensive. Small business can boost

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

United World College: Study Abroad For Way Less Than You Think

Does your high school-aged child want something different? Are they smart, motivated, and looking for new challenges? They may find what they are looking for in the two-year United

Cardmember Profile: Alyssa Dver, Chief Executive of Mint Green Marketing

Recognized by BusinessWeek as one of 2007’s eight female entrepreneurs to watch, Alyssa Dver is the Chief Executive of Mint Green Marketing and the author of "No Time Marketing.

How to Generate Product Sales Without Inventory

Having the right inventory at the right time in the right place at the right price is the mantra of large-scale retailers with deep pockets for forecasting systems, planning ana

A Superior Life: What You Put In Is What You Get Out

Whether it be the amount of business ideas you start, the sports you play, the languages you learn or the people you date, it is not a good idea to bite off more than you can chew.

Make Easy Money and Learn a Thing or Two About Website Design

Finding new ways to make some extra cash are a dime a dozen. But how many of them are interesting and teach you something useful at the same time? Here is one way to make some extr

5 Ways to Stay Profitable in Changing Times

A few weeks ago, after enduring a major rainstorm during a cycling training event, I accepted a ride back to my starting point at a local bicycle shop. The shuttle driver happen

Find Your Passion

Some people really don't know what they want to do. Here on some ideas on finding out.

Money in Your Yard: How to Sell Palm Trees For Cash

Palm trees are ubiquitous in California and other states with a warm climate. Although they are beautiful trees, some homeowners find them to be a nuisance because they require rou

Beyond Tuition: Helping Out With College Expenses

My sister starts college this spring and I've been thinking about options for helping her out with her expenses beyond tuition. While I'd love to be able to just cover all her cost

Is It Better to Specialize or Generalize?

Are we more employable – and ultimately happy – in our careers if we become proficient at lots of things (i.e. to generalize), or to become really good at one or two things (i.e. t

Federal Stafford Loans

The federal government has established a student loan program to enable more students to obtain a college education. They come in two forms: subsidized and unsubsidized.

Section 529 Plans

For parents interested in setting aside money towards college expenses for their children, a Section 529 account is one of the best ways to do so.

Federal Perkins Loans

Where a Stafford Loan or Parent PLUS Loan is available to just about any college student, a Federal Perkins Loan is only available to students who can expect only a minimal level o

Interview with "The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur" Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz knows what it means to start something from nothing. We get inside the business mind of the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur to find out how you can actually have an a

Parent PLUS Loans

Parents can take out low-interest loans in order to help their children pay for school. With a Parent PLUS loan, parents can borrow directly from the federal government and receive

Federal Student Loans

Depending on the type of help you need with paying for college, knowing the differences between government financial aid programs can make a big difference in finding a loan that r

40+ College Resources for Parents and Students

Preparing to send your child off to college is an exciting time, but can also be filled with stress and anxiety. Here are tips for parents and students.

College Financial Aid Options

By understanding the different types of financial aid available to college students, parents and students can determine the best types of aid for their situation.