Strategy

How Gojee Got 300,000 People To Sign Up For Its Site In A Few Short Months

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang/Business Insider”] The co-founders of Gojee say they landed $1.2 million in funding by Kapor Capital in September because Mitch Kapor understood where they’re headed for the next 10 years.Mike LaValle and Tian He created Gojee, which curates food and drink recipes from around the world, with a […]
How Gojee Got 300,000 People To Sign Up For Its Site In A Few Short Months
Strategy

GRANT CARDONE:’Don’t Be A Little B—-‘ And Get Out Of The Middle Class Now

[credit provider=”GrantCardone via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA_rli6nBFg&feature=related”] The middle class is diminishing quickly and if you’re in that income bracket, better find some strategic ways to get out immediately or drown with the rest of them.Or so says Grant Cardone, sales expert, host of National Geographic’s “Turnaround King” and author of  The […]
GRANT CARDONE:’Don’t Be A Little B—-‘ And Get Out Of The Middle Class Now
Strategy

How To Exit A Conversation And Leave A Killer, Lasting Impression

[credit provider=”Flickr via inkyhack” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkyhack/4564138369/”] Professional conversations are a lot trickier than they first appear. Most of us worry about what we’re going to say to keep the conversation interesting, but the beginning and ending are what makes or breaks it.It’s true, the beginning is important — the greeting, the […]
How To Exit A Conversation And Leave A Killer, Lasting Impression
Strategy

Walmart Is Using A Savvy PR Move To Get Small Businesses To Stop Hating It

[credit provider=”Walmart Stores via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walmartcorporate/5684811762/”] Walmart’s harshest critics might be small business owners, but in a brilliant PR move, the world’s largest retailer is trying to make amends. To show that the company supports small businesses and individuality, Walmart is hosting “Get on the shelf,” a contest which will give any inventor in […]
Walmart Is Using A Savvy PR Move To Get Small Businesses To Stop Hating It
Strategy

How Social Networking Breaks Down Ethics In The Workplace

[credit provider=”flickr”] Much is said about the benefits of social media for businesses, but what about the drawbacks? Though we’ve long heard about the productivity drain among employees who use social media at work, a new downside is getting some attention: ethical violations.Active social networkers in the office — those […]
How Social Networking Breaks Down Ethics In The Workplace
Strategy

Guess What? You’re Wasting Your Time If You organise

[credit provider=” via Jeffrey Beall on Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/1950409800/”] How much time do you spend each day getting better organised? Cut it in half.When it comes to investing time, thought and effort into productively organising oneself, less is more. In fact, not only is less more, research suggests it may […]
Guess What? You’re Wasting Your Time If You organise
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: It’s No Longer Beneficial To ‘Manage’ People

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker”] Today’s advice comes from the late author and management consultant Peter Drucker appearing on The WSJ:  “The task is to lead people. And the goal is to make productive the specific strengths and knowledge of every individual.”
INSTANT MBA: It’s No Longer Beneficial To ‘Manage’ People
Strategy

If Your Board Doesn’t Consider These 5 Things, Your Company Could Be In Trouble

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_hall_associates/3081828563/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] A group of advisors can be extraordinarily useful. Tricks to make sure yours is. The first of a three-part series.Although private companies have no legal obligation to create advisory boards, many of the most successful companies have them. Primarily this is because they’ve taken investment from individuals […]
If Your Board Doesn’t Consider These 5 Things, Your Company Could Be In Trouble
Strategy

What Happens After You Successfully Launch Your Startup

[credit provider=”Chriskamaris via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/businessnetworkcomputer/2923718783/”] At the onset of 2012, many start-up executives around the world are sticking their copy of Lean Start-Up on the shelf, leaning back, and bemoaning the fact that they have a new set of challenges ahead of them. Although there is a plethora of advice now […]
What Happens After You Successfully Launch Your Startup
Strategy

Why Small Business Owners Make All Their Bad Decisions Later In The Day

[credit provider=”tronathan via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tronathan/3261646052/”] If you have a job that requires you to make numerous decisions throughout the day, you should pass along some of those responsibilities to other team members. Making too many decisions by yourself will cause a “depletion of the brain’s mental stamina,” which will lead […]
Why Small Business Owners Make All Their Bad Decisions Later In The Day
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Companies Should Forget About Being Good At Everything

[credit provider=”Innoviss.com” url=”http://www.innoviss.com/ceo.html”] Today’s advice comes from Innoviss Chairman and CEO Tracy Graves-Stevens’ interview with WashingtonExec.com“In the current environment of rapidly changing technologies and priorities, no one company can be the single solution anymore – you have to focus on your core competencies and be able to forge the right […]
INSTANT MBA: Companies Should Forget About Being Good At Everything
Strategy

80% Of People Aren’t Using LinkedIn The Way They’re Supposed To

[credit provider=”Victoria Ipri”] By now, most of us have LinkedIn profiles. But it’s not enough to simply park your resume there, says Victoria Ipri, CEO of Modello Media, a strategy firm that offers LinkedIn consulting.”I think we’re going to see in 2012 people engaging in the platform the way it’s […]
80% Of People Aren’t Using LinkedIn The Way They’re Supposed To
Strategy

8 Tips For Starting A New Business

Anyone who has ever started their own business will tell you: It’s a lot of hard work.You build it from the ground up, put in countless hours to get it started and extensive efforts to keep it running. It becomes your life. Those who start their own businesses have done […]
Strategy

LinkedIn Guru Reveals How To Create A Full-Featured Profile

[credit provider=”Lonny Gulden”] If you’re anything like most LinkedIn users, you probably have a halfway completed profile floating around somewhere on the web. Who has time to fill out all their professional information, include a summary that doesn’t sound like you’re full of it, and request former and present colleagues […]
LinkedIn Guru Reveals How To Create A Full-Featured Profile
Strategy

Why This ER Doctor Decided That Business Is Way Better Than Medicine

[credit provider=”MIT” url=”http://groups.csail.mit.edu/medg/people/chris/tsien.html”] After several years as an ER doctor, Christine Tsien Silvers decided to quit clinical medicine to become the Chief Medical Officer of a small company and, therefore, leave behind the days of having to see an “average number of patients per hour.”Her recent guest post on Philip […]
Why This ER Doctor Decided That Business Is Way Better Than Medicine
Strategy

How To Survive Your Company’s Holiday Party Without Looking Like A Complete Idiot

[credit provider=”meagan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/meaganjean/3656125942/”] With the holiday season around the corner, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” said Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, […]
How To Survive Your Company’s Holiday Party Without Looking Like A Complete Idiot
News

Social Security Is Running Out Of Money At Least 5 Years Ahead Of Schedule

Full calendar year 2011 numbers are now available to calculate the results for the Social Security Trust Fund. Here’s a look at the key numbers that will be reported to Congress in four months: Payroll Tax Revenue: $669B ($642B – 2010) Benefit payments: $726B    ($702B –  2010) Primary Deficit: $57B              […]
Social Security Is Running Out Of Money At Least 5 Years Ahead Of Schedule
Lifestyle

This New Workout Plan Is Inspired By The Buff Bodies Of California Inmates

[credit provider=”FelonFitness via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoyWnW9VXMk&feature=related”] A new workout plan has hit the shelves, but instead of looking to celebrities or athletes for guidance, inmates in California facilities have become the new fitness guru (via The Daily Mail).The idea dawned on criminal attorney William Kroger when he noticed his clients were […]
This New Workout Plan Is Inspired By The Buff Bodies Of California Inmates
Lifestyle

This 75-Year-Old Professor Is A Strip Club’s Secret Weapon In Court

[credit provider=”http://www.judithhanna.com” url=”http://www.judithhanna.com/index.html”] In 2012, strip club Nite Moves will have to convince the New York Court of Appeals that lap dances are an art form that should receive full First Amendment protection. In other words, they shouldn’t have to pay high taxes that non-strip club businesses are exempt from […]
This 75-Year-Old Professor Is A Strip Club’s Secret Weapon In Court
Strategy

If You’re Giving Your Employees Unhealthy Snacks, You May Be Costing Your Company Millions

[credit provider=”Mait Juriado via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mait/4288799551/”] Before you stock the kitchen full of goodies for your employees, keep in mind that you could be costing your company millions of dollars if you think those unhealthy snacks will produce productivity (via The Daily Mail).Instead, you might be contributing to the “sick […]
If You’re Giving Your Employees Unhealthy Snacks, You May Be Costing Your Company Millions
News

What’s A Business Investment?

One of the charts I prepared for my presentation at the G30 was intended to debunk the notion that we need some kind of special factor aside from the depressed economy to explain low business investment. On the x-axis of the figure below I show the ratio of actual GDP […]
News

Bikini Waxes For Kids Are Now A Part Of The Tween Beauty Movement

[credit provider=”mollypop via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymollypop/2625960039/”] Allowing your little girl to get a mani-pedi alongside your own might be a cute scene, but letting her get a bikini wax is raising more than a few eyebrows.Good Morning America reported on the booming Tween Beauty Market on Thursday, which has proved to […]
Bikini Waxes For Kids Are Now A Part Of The Tween Beauty Movement
Tech

Here’s Another Way That Laptops Are Destroying Your Sperm

[credit provider=”Tobyotter via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4081753966/”] We’ve previously reported that heat from a laptop is linked to “cooking” sperm, but now there’s even more bad news, fellas:A new study published in the medical journal “Fertility and Sterility” (via Reuters) reveals laptop wifi also nukes sperm.
Here’s Another Way That Laptops Are Destroying Your Sperm
News

Where Is The Money?

I’ve been getting the predictable hysterical reactions to today’s column. And it’s true — I’m a Sharia Jewish atheist Marxist who hates America! Bwahahaha!
Strategy

Here’s Why People Started Hammering Fridges Outside Siemens’ Beijing Headquarters

[credit provider=”M.I.C gadget” url=”http://micgadget.com/17970/china-celebrity-wrecks-refrigerators-outside-siemens-beijing-headquarter-video/”] Siemens has a PR problem in China.The German conglomerate allegedly ignored customer complaints over defective refrigerators, which led to people protesting by hammering these appliances outside Siemens’ Beijing headquarters (via M.I.C gadget).
Here’s Why People Started Hammering Fridges Outside Siemens’ Beijing Headquarters
News

The Federal Government Is Reluctantly Teaming Up With Strip Clubs To Fight Sex Trafficking

[credit provider=”Shot4Shot via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/shot4shot/5430082788/”] Two years ago, it came to Michael Ocello’s attention that a lot of people thought strip clubs were really “feeder” businesses for adult human trafficking.”It was this hot topic and strip clubs were always associated with it,” he told us. “You hear it once […]
The Federal Government Is Reluctantly Teaming Up With Strip Clubs To Fight Sex Trafficking
News

Babies Are Getting Smaller Every Day Because Of The Recession

[credit provider=”willemvelthoven via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/willemvelthoven/220261993/”] The struggling economy has now proven to affect much more than our bank accounts — it’s making our babies smaller, according to a new research published in the journal Epidemiology (via the DailyFinance).Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley spent nearly 20 years sampling […]
Babies Are Getting Smaller Every Day Because Of The Recession
News

The Amazing Tell-All Tale Of A Manhattan Journalist Who Spends Her Nights Stripping In New Jersey

[credit provider=”alexbcthompson via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbct/4277739636/”] We’ve all heard the stories about strippers: A bad childhood, maybe an abusive relationship here or there, a vulnerable mentality and, finally, a struggle for money. In every situation, it seems selling their sexuality is the best bet they have for a better life.But what […]
The Amazing Tell-All Tale Of A Manhattan Journalist Who Spends Her Nights Stripping In New Jersey
News

Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis Has Been Released From NYPD Custody And Will Rejoin The Protesters

[credit provider=”NeedToAwaken via flickr” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=PPcqKW4Kqow”] Retired police officer Captain Ray Lewis was released from NYPD custody Friday night and is planning on rejoining Occupy protestors Saturday, according to his Twitter account. Lewis retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in 2004. The New York Observer reports that he was charged with […]
Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis Has Been Released From NYPD Custody And Will Rejoin The Protesters
Lifestyle

Study Reveals Unfortunate Side Effects For Men Who Have Sex In Their Teens

[credit provider=”zebranete via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebranete/6073706603/”] You may not want to hear this if you’re a testosterone-pumping male, but the source of your really bad mood swings could have something to do with your earlier sexual escapades, says a recent study from Ohio State University (via Fox News).Adolescent sex may have […]
Study Reveals Unfortunate Side Effects For Men Who Have Sex In Their Teens
News

The Village Voice Is Getting Slammed For Promoting Sex Ads

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang – Business Insider”] A group of demonstrators armed with posters and pink umbrellas gathered outside the Village Voice headquarters in lower Manhattan on Wednesday night to protest against sex ads featured on the Voice’s backpage.com.The group included around 50 people chanting and marching to the beat of […]
The Village Voice Is Getting Slammed For Promoting Sex Ads
News

Yale Bans Sex Week After Finding organisers In Bed With The Porn Industry

[credit provider=”please die! via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lookinglasself/2613859300/”] In February every other year, Yale University hosts two weeks of sex education discussions, panels and forums for students called “Sex Week.”But this time around the university  may decide to discontinue the event after accusations surfaced that organisers are receiving kickbacks from porn companies, […]
Yale Bans Sex Week After Finding organisers In Bed With The Porn Industry
News

Guys, Chances Are Your Girl Is Having Sex Out Of Obligation, Not For Pleasure

[credit provider=”focus.recompose via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/focus-recompose/5010800831/in/photostream/”] Women are having sex with their partners, but mainly because we feel it’s our duty. In fact, we are “simply not prioritizing sex” in our busy work lives, says a recent WomenTALK survey.“There seems to be a growing trend in women having sex for obligation, not […]
Guys, Chances Are Your Girl Is Having Sex Out Of Obligation, Not For Pleasure
Strategy

A Look Inside The Sex Industry With The Porcelain Twinz

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang”] When you grow up in Eastern Oregon and win an athletic scholarship to college, an international career in the sex industry may seem a little far-fetched. But that’s what happened to Amber and Heather in 1997 when an injury and financial problems became the catalysts for their decision […]
A Look Inside The Sex Industry With The Porcelain Twinz
News

This North Dakota Oil Boomtown Has Also Seen A Surge In STDs And Crime

[credit provider=”ap”] Becoming the newest and largest oil reserve in America doesn’t come without problems.When an estimated 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil was discovered in Williston, North Dakota, it turned the small town into a thriving money centre with reports of strippers making up to $3,000 a night and […]
This North Dakota Oil Boomtown Has Also Seen A Surge In STDs And Crime
News

Guess What? General Electric Didn’t Pay Any Federal Income Taxes In 2010 Either

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JeffreyRImmeltAugust2009.jpg”] In March, we reported that General Electric made $5.1 billion in U.S. profits, yet managed to dodge paying any federal taxes. The data was based on a study conducted by Capital IQ and the NYT on companies between 2005 to 2009.Believe it or not, in 2010 GE […]
Guess What? General Electric Didn’t Pay Any Federal Income Taxes In 2010 Either
News

You Can Tell How Sexually Fulfilled A Woman Is Just By The Way She Walks

[credit provider=”cattias.photo via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/newyork/5236092204/”] An “energetic” and “free” walk from a woman means that she’s more open in the bedroom and has experienced more orgasms in her lifetime, reports The Daily.The findings come from a study conducted by a group of Belgium scientists in collaboration with the University of […]
You Can Tell How Sexually Fulfilled A Woman Is Just By The Way She Walks
News

STUDY: Women With Prettier Faces Want More Children

[credit provider=”Impact Lab” url=”http://www.impactlab.net/2011/02/14/hormonal-women-have-prettier-faces/”] Women with more attractive facial features have higher levels of oestrogen and will likely want more children, according to a recently published study by the University of St Andrews. See what we mean > To show a correlation between estrogen levels and maternity desire, researchers asked […]
STUDY: Women With Prettier Faces Want More Children
News

The 21 Most Unequal Cities in America

[credit provider=”ap”] It’s no surprise that ‘Occupy’ is spreading throughout the country — the income gap between Americans is getting wider and it’s most obvious in the South.Florida leads the trend with four of the country’s most unequal cities, and Georgia is close behind.
The 21 Most Unequal Cities in America
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Strippers Are Earning Up To $3,000 A Night In This North Dakota Boomtown

[credit provider=”brh_images via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brh_images/4629570540/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] It’s time Las Vegas lost its title as ‘stripper capital of the universe’ to Williston, North Dakota.The little oil boomtown in the Great Plains might only have two strip clubs — Whispers and Heartbreakers — but the exotic dancers there make more money than some doctors.
Strippers Are Earning Up To $3,000 A Night In This North Dakota Boomtown
News

The 17 Jobs Where You’re Most Likely To Become An Alcoholic

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/finitefocus/3256050081/in/photostream/”] There’s a legend out there that bartenders know how to handle their liquor better than the rest of us because they’re around it every day.They don’t.
The 17 Jobs Where You’re Most Likely To Become An Alcoholic
Markets

The Pros And Cons To Buying In Bulk

If you’ve ever visited Costco, you’ve most likely seen the dark side of buying in bulk: People can’t seem to resist the four gallons of ketchup, boxes of diapers and shampoo.The allure of buying in bulk seems to have only increased as shoppers feel the pinch in their bank accounts.
The Pros And Cons To Buying In Bulk
Markets

Should You Put Fido In Your Will?

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com”] Sure, it seemed ridiculous when Leona Helmsley left her Maltese pooch $12 million, but you don’t need to be a millionaire to start thinking about Fido’s well-being.By law, your pet is considered your property, much like a car or home.
Should You Put Fido In Your Will?
Markets

Rejected For A Mortgage Loan? Here’s What You Need To Do

[credit provider=”By TheTruthAbout on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetruthabout/4368963217/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Been thinking about refinancing your home mortgage loans?You’re not alone: An industry group recently announced loan applications increased by 1.3% last week for refinancing and home purchases, despite raised interest rates, reports Housing Wire.
Rejected For A Mortgage Loan? Here’s What You Need To Do
Markets

5 Helpful Online Tools To Manage Airline Miles

[credit provider=”By Marco Arment on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoarment/1956292424/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Keeping track of airline miles is a headache even for so-called “points junkies” or “mileage collectors” like Chris Guillebeau, a frequent traveller who’s accrued more than a million miles and author of The Art of Non-Confortmity: Unconventional Strategies for Life, Work and Travel.Even […]
5 Helpful Online Tools To Manage Airline Miles
Markets

Consumers Won’t Settle For Cheap, Discounted Products

[credit provider=”AlaskaTeacher/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alstonfamily/1096098773/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] No matter how thin your wallet is, you’re probably not willing to sacrifice beauty to save. Less than one-fifth of 25,000 respondents from 51 countries say they’d buy cheaper health and beauty products for the price, according to a survey by Nielsen, a global information company. 
Consumers Won’t Settle For Cheap, Discounted Products
Markets

The One Good Thing About Bank Of America’s Debit Fee

[credit provider=”stevendepolo via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/5437289693/”] When Bank of America announced its $5 monthly fee on debit card accounts, it went from being one of America’s most convenient banks to one of its most hated in a matter of days.But while we’re aggravated with the bank’s disregard towards consumers in hard […]
The One Good Thing About Bank Of America’s Debit Fee
Markets

Get Ready To Pay More For That ‘Made In China’ Tag

[credit provider=”Lin Pernille Photography” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/linnybinnypix/427163286/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The days of being able to walk into a store and buy a pair of cheap jeans that were “Made in China” may soon be over.In fact, China’s role as the low-cost supplier of consumer goods for America may have already ended, according to a […]
Get Ready To Pay More For That ‘Made In China’ Tag
Markets

Guess Who’s Paying For Your Free Checking Rewards

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang”] While we’re upset about Bank of America hitting us with yet another round of checking account fees, small banks are far from innocent.Your free checking account with rewards is costing somebody something, the Times suggests.
Guess Who’s Paying For Your Free Checking Rewards
Markets

Here’s Why It Doesn’t Benefit You To Go To College

College is getting a bad rap these days. Despite the fact that research repeatedly shows that people with college degrees earn more and face lower unemployment rates compared to people without college degrees, more people are questioning the value of the degree—and whether it’s really worth the staggering cost of […]
Here’s Why It Doesn’t Benefit You To Go To College
Markets

10 Simple Ways To Winterize Your Home And Stop Throwing Away Money

[credit provider=”Chris Yarzab via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/5298277495/”] ‘Tis the season to crank your thermostat. Unfortunately it could cost even more than normal. Americans will pay 15% more for heating expenses than last year, according to the EIA.At this point you’ve got no excuse not to follow this simple guide for winterizing […]
10 Simple Ways To Winterize Your Home And Stop Throwing Away Money
Markets

That Tracking Device From Your Car Insurer Is Actually A Good Thing

[credit provider=”Progressive Insurance via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/progressive_insurance/4967647215/in/set-72157624777233319/”] Drivers can now install tracking devices in their vehicles to save hundreds of dollars annually in an insurance program known as “usage-based” or “pay-as-you-go,” reports the Los Angeles Times.Typically placed underneath the steering wheel, the device records a driver’s mileage, daytime driving, hard/extreme braking […]
That Tracking Device From Your Car Insurer Is Actually A Good Thing
Markets

A Survival Guide For Eating At Sketchy Restaurants

[credit provider=”Canadian Veggie via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/canadianveggie/5192279245/”] We’ve all been to a hole-in-wall, run down food joint. But every once in a while you might yourself at a place that’s more a dump than a gem.How can you tell? Chow provides 10 signs to watch out for including clogged pepper shakers […]
A Survival Guide For Eating At Sketchy Restaurants
Strategy

How To Get A “Starbucks Loan”

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ermakov/5601025967/”] Starbucks is no longer just America’s jolt of caffeine in the morning.CEO Howard Schultz announced on Monday that the chain is partnering with Opportunity Finance Networking (OFN) in a fund known as Create Jobs for USA, which provides capital grants to community businesses that don’t qualify for […]
How To Get A “Starbucks Loan”
Markets

OCCUPY WALL STREET: Meet Some Of The Protesters

[credit provider=”Andrew Burrows”] When Betty Carbone’s son suffered from an injury that disabled him, he became evicted from his home for defaulting on mortgage payments. Two days later, he died without ever receiving a single social security disability check.Armed with a poster that reads “Tear Down The Wall Street Greed,” […]
OCCUPY WALL STREET: Meet Some Of The Protesters
Markets

Follow These Seven Steps To Land Your Dream Nonprofit Job

[credit provider=”stevendepolo via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4695120810/”] News that hiring in non-profit organisations could be picking up may provide an incentive to consider a career change. However, the transition from working in the for-profit world to a non-profit career is not always an easy switch. Are you out-of-luck if you haven’t already […]
Follow These Seven Steps To Land Your Dream Nonprofit Job
Markets

What to Do if You Think You’re Getting Fired

If you suspect you’re in danger of being fired, the worst thing you can do is just sit back and wait for it to happen. Instead, here are 10 concrete steps you should be taking now, before you’re shown the door.
What to Do if You Think You’re Getting Fired
Markets

Are Appraisers Low-Balling The Housing Market?

[credit provider=”ap”] There is plenty of blame to go around after a robust housing market swelled to a bubble and then deflated. Fingers point to impractical consumers, overzealous lenders, and yes, the appraisers whose signature on a home’s value helps close or kill the deal. Before the credit crisis, some […]
Are Appraisers Low-Balling The Housing Market?
Markets

10 Ways to Tap Your IRA Early Without Penalty

Sometimes an emergency expense comes up and you need access to your IRA account before retirement. But when you take money out of your IRA before age 59½, you usually have to pay income tax and a 10 per cent early withdrawal penalty on the amount withdrawn. While you generally […]
10 Ways to Tap Your IRA Early Without Penalty
Markets

Should You Apply For A Starbucks ‘Donated’ Job?

[credit provider=”ASurroca on Flickr” url=”Flickr”] Starbucks wants to put a lid on America’s job woes, with chief Howard Schultz unveiling a fund yesterday where customers can donate money to help create positions, Telegraph U.K. reports.The coffee chain is partnering with Opportunity Finance Networking in a program known as Create Jobs […]
Should You Apply For A Starbucks ‘Donated’ Job?
Markets

The Secret to Living Well on $20,000 a Year

Last week, we ran a story on living well on $40,000 a year, featuring a special education teacher who supports his family of four on that relatively modest salary. 50 people commented on the article, many of whom argued that living on $40,000 a year was hardly an impressive feat.
The Secret to Living Well on $20,000 a Year
Markets

6 Ways To Arm Yourself Against Rising Health Insurance Costs

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Most Americans who file for bankruptcy can’t afford their medical bills, though the majority (80%) are either covered by their jobs or privately, reports the American Journal of Medicine.Now there’s more bad news for boomers in this shaky job market: Health care costs are expected to rise (again) […]
6 Ways To Arm Yourself Against Rising Health Insurance Costs
Markets

In Tough Job Market, Law Grads Use J.D.s for Nonlegal Work

[credit provider=”Brendan Loy” url=”http://www.brendanloy.com/blog/images/graduation2007.jpg”] Among the alumni ranks of the University of Texas—Austin’s School of Law are cartoonists, service dog trainers, and wind farm employees, which might explain why it has a Non-Practicing Advisory Council within its alumni association. “We have a significant percentage (some think maybe up to one […]
In Tough Job Market, Law Grads Use J.D.s for Nonlegal Work
Markets

The Recession’s ‘Silent Mental Health Epidemic’

[credit provider=”Flickr/Alan Cleaver” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/2581218229/”] Joel Sarfati, a counselor for the Washington area’s long-term unemployed, has seen it all: Foreclosures, substance abuse, family battles and – worst of all – widespread depression that some experts say has reached startling proportions since the recession.About 9 per cent of Americans were defined as […]
The Recession’s ‘Silent Mental Health Epidemic’
Markets

What To Consider Before Taking a Job With a Long Commute

[credit provider=”By NotGlossy on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/notglossy/2664223135/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] With the average daily U.S. commute at about 25 minutes, many workers are spending at least an hour travelling each day to and from work. For some densely populated cities, such as Chicago or New York, this average is 30 to 35 minutes, sometimes […]
What To Consider Before Taking a Job With a Long Commute
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Should You Use a Virtual Credit Card Number?

[credit provider=”gps1941 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gps1941/4372916600/”] When Edgar Dworsky, a Massachusetts-based consumer advocate and founder of ConsumerWorld.org, shops through an unfamiliar website, he uses what’s known as a virtual credit card number to avoid sharing his actual credit card number.”With so many instances of online fraud and credit card numbers being […]
Should You Use a Virtual Credit Card Number?
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