11.28.17
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Six Essential Strategies for Negotiating a Raise at Work

Negotiating a raise at work is a powerful way to improve your financial situation with a single stroke. You suddenly have more income, which means

11.27.17
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Creating a Better Option When You Don’t Like the Choices

My oldest son is reaching an interesting age where he’s asking me a ton of questions about adult life, mostly when it’s just the two

11.30.17
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10 Real Work-From-Home Jobs for 2018

Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawning of the Internet, it was

10.26.17
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11 Strategies for Low-Cost Professional Development

Monique wrote in with a good question that quickly grew far beyond the boundaries of the reader mailbag (as good questions often do): What do

10.18.17
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Personal Finance Success and Directionlessness in Life

A few days ago, I received a handwritten letter from an old acquaintance, someone I hadn’t seen in a healthy handful of years. The letter

11.01.17
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STEM Education Resources: Free Computer Science Classes

Earlier this year, job search powerhouse Glassdoor released its study of the 50 best jobs in America for 2017. The majority of the list involves

10.12.17
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How Block Scheduling Has Solved Some of My Greatest Career (and Life) Challenges to Date

For many years, I was a huge fan of the to-do list as the primary tool to keep on top of the myriad of things

10.12.17
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Collecting Badges: A New Way to Get a Leg Up at Work?

When you think of professional development, you might envision going back to school for a master’s degree or Ph.D. While advanced degrees will generally increase your earning power,

10.05.17
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Staying Ahead of Becoming Obsolete

Over the last several years of writing for Money360, I have read literally hundreds of personal finance and investing books, coupled with many

09.27.17
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Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed in Sales?

There are plenty of careers with a high turnover rate, but sales jobs are particularly notorious for driving people crazy then out the door. Chances

09.12.17
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What Should You Do When Your Hours Are Cut at Work?

Morgan writes in: For the past four months I have worked at a small store here in town. I had plenty of hours over the

10.22.17
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Why Employer Stock Is One of the Riskiest Investments You Can Own

I have a client who works for Apple. He’s been there for years, loves his job, makes good money, and would like to spend the

09.06.17
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How I Get Focused for Great Professional and Personal Performance

During the school year, I typically have a roughly seven and a half hour window in which the house is empty and quiet and I

08.08.17
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Life Lessons Anyone Can Learn from a Lousy Job

If you’ve ever worked in a job that feels unrewarding, you already know how draining and soul-sucking it feels to spend hours wishing you were

07.29.17
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What to Do When a Job Becomes Miserable

Over the years, I’ve had several jobs that went from enjoyable to miserable. At one job, I had to deal with an utterly toxic coworker

07.21.17
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Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them

I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Adams’ book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. At one point in the

07.10.17
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The Overlooked Job Skill That Could Be the Key to Your Next Raise

It’s time to come clean about something that brings me shame: Up until a few years ago, I was a “hunt-and-peck” typist. I only used

07.03.17
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The Compound Interest of Building a Great Career

Anyone who spends much time paying attention to their finances eventually begins to appreciate the raw power of compound interest. It’s simple, really. Let’s say