A sleep-deprived, bleary-eyed look is practically a rite of passage for most new parents. I knew I wouldn’t get much sleep for the first few months, so I planned for it. I finished all my assignments ahead of schedule, and arranged for help with household chores. I was prepared for my sleepless nights — at least [...]
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This hard-charging stock market — up more than 23 percent for the first ten months of 2013 — has me regularly cautioning about the riskiness of what may be inflated prices. I think it’s an important message under the circumstances, but it’s hardly the last word about financial risk.
While the devastating impact of stocks falling [...]
People often talk about micro- and macro-economics in the abstract, but sometimes you run into a perfect example of how a specific case resonates with a broader trend.
I was recently talking to a graduate student in his early 20s who just earned himself a paid internship for the year ahead. The compensation includes the ability [...]
This article, written by Stephanie Taylor Christensen, comes to us from our partners at LearnVest.
When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white.
Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!).
Is there a way to smooth [...]
This post, written by Michelle Sheiman, is from our partner site LearnVest.
Successful budgeting tends to depend on two things: careful planning and a steady income.
The first, anyone can do. The second isn’t so simple.
If you’re self-employed, you might be asking yourself: “But I don’t have a regular paycheck coming in. Can I even set up [...]
This article, by Ainslie Simmonds, as told to Libby Kane, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
In 2009, I was a very senior executive celebrating my fourth anniversary at a brokerage firm.
I was working about 70 hours a week, managing 80 people and traveling to the company’s other offices (two of which were cross-country) 3-4 days a week, [...]
This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
The following has occurred to me countless times; maybe it has you as well. Perhaps you’ve even been the one to utter those oft-repeated words.
Two or more people are talking about how far behind they are in saving for retirement. They’ve saved so little, in fact, that the idea [...]
This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
At my first job, fresh out of college, I was determined to prove myself, prove that hiring me was one of the best decisions the company made, prove that I could take any challenge and make it work well before the deadline and prove that I could handle multiple [...]
This post is by Deborah Dunham and comes from our partner site LearnVest, a site that helps people take control of their finances.
One Tuesday morning last November my husband called from work and told me to sit down—and not get mad. Whenever a phone call starts that way, you just know it’s not going to end well.
“(Insert jerk-of-a-boss’s [...]
This post is by Anne Greenwood, as told to Colleen Oakley and comes from our partner site LearnVest, a site that helps people take control of their finances.
As the head of client development — and one of the very few women in a managing role — at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, I had a lucrative career [...]
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