Articles on Career and Income

Series I and Series EE U.S. Savings Bonds

U.S. savings bonds can provide one of the simplest approaches to saving for college. When you cash them in to pay for your child's college expenses, you will be able to do so witho

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

The Coverdell Education Savings Account (also known as the Coverdell ESA) is a college savings option that allows you to save money towards your child's college expenses with tax a

3 Technologies That Help Stay-At-Home Moms Build an Online Business

It takes a certain amount of perseverance and creativity to mesh your personal and professional life. While Moms have moved beyond the days of working in their pajamas and scheduli

Book Review: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business

Generation Y is generally defined as the group of people born between 1977 and 1995. In the book, Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Busines

For Love or Money: Must It Be One or the Other?

A recent Wise Bread article explored whether the career advice “do what you love” is idealistic or sensible. I don’t see it as black or white; this article examines a few x-factors

Dream Job or Day Job?

Most people I know have a frustrated passion. There's something they'd rather do a lot more of, but making a living gets in the way. Some people simply accept that their passion wi

Do What You Love: Idealistic Nonsense Or Good Advice?

"Do what you love" has always been the cheesiest advice you can give a young person, but can it really be solid advice? In anything you do, there's the struggle of between paying t

How to Preserve Critical Vendor Relationships

Monitoring cash balances is essential and withholding payments until the last moment may be necessary, but be careful: being slow to pay  may alienate you from vendors.

Coming Soon: Good Times for Temp Workers

During a recession is the worst time to be a temp -- whatever work companies have will go to employees, as a way to avoid having to lay them off. Another bad time is middle of a re

Resources for Freelancers

Changes in the economy have pushed more and more people into part-time, temporary, and freelance work, as more and more companies cut back on traditional, long-term, full-time empl

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

I've been to a lot of conferences and sat through a lot of bad presentations. But on a few rare occasions I'd sit in on a spectacular one. It wasn't just informative, but engaging,

The Law (of) Suits: Insurance for Men

If you are of working age and not independently wealthy through some sort of athletic ability, pop song, technological innovation or government bailout or defense contract, you nee

Book Review: Becoming a Category of One Second Edition by Joe Calloway

In Becoming a Category of One, business consultant Joe Calloway writes about how companies can successfully beat their competition by creating their own category of business and be

How to Explore Your Antique Attic Treasures for Profit

Supplemental income can be as close as your attic or your basement. Start learning about the items in your house that can bring in some extra cash. Antiques are a big business but

Network Marketing Parties: Opportunity or Emotional Blackmail?

The crux of network party-marketing: feelings. Should your emotions enter into your shopping experience? At these parties, I have experienced the feeling of largesse because I coul

Can You Buy Your Way Out of the Rat Race?

If you're tracking your spending, you know how much money it takes to live on. If you're tracking your investments, you know about how much return you're getting from your capital.

Networking Basics for Regular People

Competition for jobs is fierce but networking is one way of differentiating yourself as a stellar candidate. Here are tips on networking basics as well as ideas on how to avoid see

A Society of Fear

Society has been organized to make the wage slave/debt slave trap the default path for almost everyone.

How to Get Laid Off: A Step-By-Step Guide

It seems ironic in this economy, and with a high unemployment rate, that anyone would want advice about getting kicked from a job. But last week a question was posed to me, and it

10 Ways to Make Money for the MySpace Generation

I can recall thinking that the internet was all fun to play with, but I didn’t see the big picture of how it would so drastically change the world that we live in. Luckily, all the