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In praise of not planning

Written by Richard Barrington - Leave a Comment

It’s a good thing that I am a planner by nature because, dealing with personal finance as I do involves a lot of long-term planning. So it might seem a little odd for me to take this position, but there are times when your finances might be better for not having made a plan — [...]

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Published on November 10th, 2014
Modified on November 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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How to make money from home by starting a daycare

Written by Suba Iyer - Leave a Comment

Quite a few parents choose to stay home because their entire salary would go to daycare if they went back to work full time after the birth of their child. If you are one of the stay-at-home parents who loves kids and wants to make money from home while taking care of your own kid, have [...]

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Published on November 3rd, 2014
Modified on October 31st, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, House & Home, Working
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10 Steps on the Career Ladder

Written by Richard Barrington - Leave a Comment

With the unemployment rate recently edging below 6 percent, the job market is starting to look healthier than it has been since before the Great Recession. While that market does not yet favor employees the way it did during the 1990s, it has recovered enough to justify a more ambitious focus. People who had to scuffle [...]

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Published on October 27th, 2014
Modified on October 25th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning, Working
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The Latest Occupational Hazard? Binge Working

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This post comes from Jacqui Kenyon at our partner site LearnVest.

Have you ever gotten absorbed in a project on your laptop, only to look at the clock to see that three hours have passed?
TODAY Money calls it the “hypnotic effects of technology,” and it’s just one of several factors contributing to a new [...]

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Published on October 17th, 2014
Modified on September 25th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Working
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Is retirement good for you or bad for you?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

A neighbor who lives directly below me in my condominium building wakes up before 6 a.m. each morning, gets dressed, skulks outside and on some days begins looking for parked vehicles of neighbors he doesn’t like.
Under the protective cloak of a cover of darkness, he removes a key from his pocket, walks alongside those cars, [...]

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Published on October 8th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Working
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5 Ways to Keep Email From Taking Over Your Life

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This post comes from Cathie Ericson at our partner site LearnVest.

Do you feel like you spend half your day processing emails instead of actually working?
You aren’t alone.
Marsha Egan, C.E.O. of InboxDetox.com and author of “Inbox Detox and the Habit of Email Excellence,” says that a full inbox is “an immediate source of stress—it reminds [...]

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Published on October 3rd, 2014
Modified on September 25th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized, Working
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Are You LinkedIn Optimized?

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This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest.

What if you had the chance to impress 277 million professionals at once—convincing them you’re exactly what each of their organizations is missing?
As it turns out, you already have that opportunity on LinkedIn. According to a 2013 Jobvite survey, 96% of recruiters use the [...]

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Published on September 26th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Working
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Moving ASAP? Follow These Steps!

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
Is there anything worse than moving? Before you call me lazy, I’m not talking about moving from the couch to the refrigerator for a beverage. I’m talking about moving from one home to another. It’s a pain, right? Not only do you have to find a new [...]

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Published on August 29th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, House & Home, Planning, Real Estate, Working
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Are You Looking For A New Job?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

If so, you might be in a better position than you think. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS as it’s more commonly known, keeps track of more than just unemployment statistics. Any time geeks try to analyze something, they go into inordinate detail, which glazes over the eyes of everyone trying to understand what [...]

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Published on August 20th, 2014
Modified on August 22nd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy, Working
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New Businesses Foreordained to Failure

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

In this rapidly changing world, it’s comforting to know that some things never change. They are as immutable as the Rock of Gibraltar, as permanent as the sands of the Mojave, and as unalterable as the seven seas and stars above.
Want an example? Try new business failure rates. The percentage of new businesses that go [...]

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Published on August 13th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Working
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