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10 Questions for … a Business Coach

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This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest.
Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world?
You’re not alone.
Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive the [...]

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Published on April 11th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment, Working
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Time or money?

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

It’s a common dilemma: When you are young, say just getting out of college, you tend to have plenty of free time but little money. Later, as your career takes off, you start to have more money but less time.
It would be nice to have both time and money at the same stage of your [...]

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Published on March 31st, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Working
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Lack of sleep costing you a fortune?

Written by Suba Iyer - 6 Comments

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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Published on February 3rd, 2014
Modified on February 1st, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Productivity, Working
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What do you consider risk?

Written by Richard Barrington - 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Published on November 25th, 2013
Modified on November 21st, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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Young workers see the light on saving

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Published on September 16th, 2013
Modified on September 14th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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6 big résumé flaws — and how to hide them

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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 [...]

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Published on June 28th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Working
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How to budget without regular paychecks

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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 [...]

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Published on May 31st, 2013
Modified on May 29th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Planning, Working
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How I cut my spending in half to take a job I loved

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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, [...]

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Published on May 24th, 2013
Modified on May 29th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Working
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Working longer: Fallback or fallacy?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 6 Comments

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 [...]

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Published on May 22nd, 2013
Modified on May 29th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Working
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The biggest mistake I made at my first job — and what I learned from it

Written by Suba Iyer - 10 Comments

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 [...]

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Published on April 22nd, 2013
Modified on April 15th, 2013 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Working
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