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Series of articles on how to search, apply, and interview for jobs. We also touch on how to negotiate a better salary, maintain good work relationships, and take full advantage of employee benefits.

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Where There’s a Want There’s a Job

I was fortunate to grow up in a family where I wasn’t given everything that I wanted. Sure, I had my needs met and I certainly didn’t lack for many “wants”. Most of the clothes I wore were “in fashion” or fashionable, so I didn’t need to worry about the things many teens worry about:

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Living on One Income – Part 2

A couple years ago, I shared how my wife left a good job in healthcare due to some health issues. It was a difficult time for us because we were used to getting her income – and so the adjustments took some time to adapt to. But, after some time away from work, my wife decided to re-enter the

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Now Hiring! – The Effects on 2015 Finances

Lately, I’ve been noticing signs posted everywhere with employers looking for employees. Every corner I turn I see them at fast food, department stores, repair jobs, and the like. Doesn’t it seem like suddenly there is a shortage of employees everywhere? Am I the only one that has noticed this or is there only a

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How to Negotiate for More Vacation Time

In starting any new job, most people are worried about one thing. MONEY! In the my mind, Rod Stillwell’s request of Jerry Maguire is what I usually want to ask the hiring manager, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!” In all the commotion of deciding to switch jobs often the other benefits are forgotten about. One of

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5 Ways to Save Money Over Your Entire Career

Over the course of a normal persons 40 year career there can be a lot of choices that will have huge long term affects. However, very few of us realize that these small changes can have long term savings benefits. In my short career I’ve focused on a few of these areas to help compound

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Five Ways You’re Killing Your Chance At Getting A Promotion

You’ve been working at a company for a few years now, so it’s time you deserve a promotion right? Not entirely. If you’re wondering why you haven’t advanced in your career or why you keep getting overlooked for important projects, then the answer might lie in one of these five ways you’re killing your chances

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What is an ACCA Qualification?

ACCA is an acronym that stands for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants who are the international body that oversees professional accountants. They offer the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification, often referred to as the ACCA qualification, to accountants all over the world. With over 150,000 members and nearly half a million students, the ACCA qualification

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Sequestration: The Real Life Family Impact

**The following guest post is from my good buddy, Jeff! Jeff is a local fireman for our federal government, and talks first hand about how the sequestration has affected his family. He talks about the steps his family has taken to minimize the impact of this on his family’s finances.** Hello my fellow financially conscious

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