Articles on Career and Income

What should you do when you are asked to repay an overpayment of severance?

TechCrunch recently reported that the software giant Microsoft made mistakes on the severances it paid to its laid off workers. As a result, Microsoft sent out letters to an unknow

101 Tax deductions for bloggers and freelancers

Anyone here like doing taxes? Didn’t think so. We all have to do them; we all have to pay money to Uncle Sam (although some get away with paying much less than others). But as

Working While You Wait

The bad thing about being unemployed during a period of high unemployment, besides the obvious of being jobless, is that the competition can be unusually fierce. Though I encourage

Write for money online - Part 5 - Your own blog or website

In parts one through four I reviewed various revenue sharing websites. There are actually many more of these sites out there that share a part of their revenue as long as you prov

Help Your Teenager Earn Their First Million

As adults, how many times have you wished you had invested money as a teenager or young(er) adult? We're all aware of the power of compounding interest, and the idea that starting

Don't Get Taken for a Ride on a Diploma

With all of the uncertainty in today's job market with rising layoffs, whether temporary or otherwise, many people are looking to expand their skills and education in an effort to

Master Your Life and Stop Self-Sabotage (Book Review)

You almost get that job promotion you yearn so badly for, but things fall through at the last minute. Every time your love life gets serious, the relationship blows apart. You woul

Write for money online series - Part 4 - Mahalo.com

So far I have reviewed three pay for content sites. Today I am reviewing a site called Mahalo. This is a site that is aiming to be a human powered search engine. It was started

Write for money online series Part 3 - eHow.com

So far, I have covered two pay for content sites called Bukisa and Associated Content in part one and two of this series. Both of these sites allows a wide range of content, but t

Get a quick $2000...just by using your ears.

How's your hearing? Think you have the kind of listening skills that would put the CIA to shame? Well, there's a website out there that's ready to put its money where its mouth is.

Write for money online series - Part II - Associated Content

In the first part of this series about writing for money online I covered a relatively new revenue sharing site named Bukisa. Today I am reviewing a much more established website

Write for money online series - Part I - Bukisa

I started writing online in 2007 at my personal blog and have not stopped since. I am very fortunate to have been selected to join Wise Bread last year and I have made a steady am

My Small-Town Move That Ended The Job-Search Blues

When I was a new college grad, I wanted to live and work in a big city with great opportunities. I didn't know that an unemployment rate of 9-10% as I entered the workforce wasn't

Need a job? Apply to become a Census enumerator

The Census Bureau produces an important set of demographics data about the United States every ten years. The 2010 Census is coming up soon and the Bureau is hiring thousands of t

Hey Kids! It's Time Your Butt Got a Job

The economy is hurting all of us – especially families trying to raise and educate their kids. Unfortunately, things have become so tight that there is often little left over to do

Book Review: Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields was a six-figure power attorney in Manhattan before he became a serial lifestyle entrepreneur, speaker, writer, marketing gun, yoga innovator, artist, and author. I

Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's most recent book is a fascinating look into the stories of people who seem at first glance to be Outliers, those who rose to the top through an extraordinary tal

When Downsizing Makes You Happy

I have often thought of a professional career as something built brick by brick, climbed ladder rung by ladder rung until one reached the pinnacle, enjoyed the view, and, then, ret

Business Lessons From The Builder Of A Media-Entertainment Empire

He is a Forbes’ billionaire and the largest individual landowner in the United States, having built his wealth as he constructed a media-entertainment empire now known as Turner Br

Seven Lessons Learned from Working Retail

The store that I work at offers a rewards card to frequent shoppers, and there are quite a few people who refuse to sign up for it - I can understand why they wouldn't want to have