Articles on Career and Income

Double hack – make a cheap metal detector, find a fortune.

It’s not often you get a double-whammy money-saving tip but this one falls into that category. Not only can you save cash by making your own cheap metal detector, you can find a fo

Tips for Joining an Excellent Startup Company

So you want to be one of the first employees at the next Google? Read on for some tips to finding a great startup company to join and have a glance into the startup culture

Know Something? Save Time And Tuition

Are you experienced, workshop-educated, community-involved, and/or moderately-traveled and still working toward your bachelor’s degree? Write it down! You may be able to trade a no

Five Interview Lessons Learned from Horrible Interviews

Have you wondered why you were rejected from a job even though you felt like you had all the skills to do the job?  Do you want to improve your chances at getting the job you wa

The Real Deal: What to Expect When Starting Your Own Business

It's easy to list "Start Business" as a goal for the new year, but do you know what that actually means?

Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way

Hobbies generally end up in the expense category. Depending on the hobby, you may be paying for equipment, supplies, books and magazines, classes, training--the list goes on.

Seven Tax-Efficient Perks to ask your Employer For

If you are doing a good job, your employer will want to keep you. And to do so, they know they might need to woo you or otherwise entice you to stay if your skills are marketable a

14 Behaviors and Attitudes That Can Drive Workplace Success

Ever wondered how you can influence your workplace and long-term career success? Here are 14 behaviors and attitudes that can make a difference.

Business Advice from a Billionaire

Someone who showed me unprecedented, unexpected kindness in a brief, but efficient, meeting years ago is now one of the world's richest people, according to Forbes magazine. You

A Google employee perk we can all get free

I recently found an amazing (and I don't use that word lightly) resource from Google that I think is completely under-used and seriously under-marketed. This resource is cal

One-time encounters or long-term relationships: when negotiating strategies should differ

For years, I struggled to negotiate effectively with a business associate (I’ll call him Mr. X), despite concessions gargantuan in my estimation but miniscule and unacceptable in h

Finding the Right Job: There’s Plenty of Phish in the Sea

My husband and I are no strangers to the job hunt scene. Before he was even out of college, we were scouring the newspapers, searching the onli

Everything You Need to Know About Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located within a specified perio

How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions

Here I present 23 interview questions you're likely to be asked, and how I have learned to answer them.

What is Your Best Interview Advice?

I'm personally horrible during interviews. I'm shy, humble, blush easily, and have a bad memory. I can never answer those "Tell me a time when you..." hypothetic

Pre-career advice

If you've got a living situation like most high school and many college students, where you'll continue to have a roof over your head and food to eat even if you don't

It's A Small (And Changing) World After All

It's easy to stick our heads in the sand and say that the answer to "Life, The Universe, and Everything" is 42. But we all very well know that the world we live in is

Is honesty always the best policy?

What do you do when you have problems at work, when you make a mistake, or when you're interviewing for a different job? How do you handle the workplace pressures and politics tha

Share your work horror stories!

Do you have a story about a crazy boss, co-worker, or customer? What is the most ridiculous moment you've ever experienced at work? Don't suffer alone, share your work horror stor

How to be happy

A lot of happiness (and unhappiness) comes from within. But there are other things that matter a lot: relationships, doing important work, living your life according to your valu