Category Archives: Career

Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Here in the US, we have gone from needing to get a college degree to be successful to needing to go to an elite college to be successful. Sadly, this is misinformation that many students (and parents) blindly follow. Below are 4 reasons why it is more important that you simply go to college than it is where you go to college.Continue Reading

Tips For Finding A Job In 2015

Tips For Finding A Job In 2015

In the few weeks of job hunting, I’ve learned a few things that I will pass on to you. Some may seem obvious to some reading this, but for others you will be surprised you didn’t think of them sooner.Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Review

2014: A Year in Review

Wow, 2014 seemed to go fast. I can’t believe it’s already 2015… but I seem like I say that every year. Time seems to go by pretty fast, and that is part of the reason I take a moment to reflect on the year for all of you. 2013, if you recall, was a year of transition, adjustment, and steady financial growth for us. 2014 continued with some of the same trends, and then threw us some curve balls as well: both good and bad surprises.Continue Reading

How to Kick Unemployment’s Butt!

How to Kick Unemployment’s Butt!

While it’s clear that you can’t prepare for everything, there are a lot of things that you can control. Don’t let a simple change in job status affect your financial future – take steps now to prepare and join the movement of young adults kicking unemployment’s butt!Continue Reading

Four Ways to Organize Your Business Expenses

Four Ways to Organize Your Business Expenses

Many small businesses face a similar problem shortly before opening their doors – how do we manage our money? Whether your business is large or small, instantly profitable or slightly struggling, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to managing the finances of your small business. If you manage your money properly you’ll likely discover additional expenses you can use for tax deductions. As long as you’re proactive on the front end, organizing business expenses is easy. Here’s some tips.Continue Reading

Traits of a Successful New Business

Traits of a Successful New Business

Starting a new business from the ground up can be a scary step – and in many ways a scary leap of faith. There is a lot of unknown in a new business and it often takes years to determine if a business has what it takes to be successful. Yet, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t common traits that many successful businesses have in common.Continue Reading

3 Marketable Skills that are Easy to Learn

3 Marketable Skills that are Easy to Learn

Getting a job can be quite difficult these days. My organization is currently hiring a new person and in the matter of one week, we’ve received over 50 applicants for this new position. To say that the job market is competitive would be an understatement. Learning new skills is there not only important to help you stand out, but essential.Continue Reading

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

Understanding Non-Compete At Work

When you get your first job, you’ll be signing a lot of documents upon being hired. You’ll be paying the most attention to your direct deposit form and your 401k form since these deal with your salary. One form that might not raise questions but needs understanding is the non-compete form. More and more employers are having their employees sign a non-compete and it is in your best interest to fully understand what you are signing.Continue Reading

Would You Sacrifice Salary for Other Benefits?

Would You Sacrifice Salary for Other Benefits?

If you are a NBA fan like me, you know that it’s free agency period in the NBA right now. Many of the superstars are evaluating their options and there are a number of rumors flying around that several players will take huge pay cuts to play on a team that has a chance of winning a championship. While there appears to be mixed feelings about what a professional athlete should and should not do, it has got me thinking if I would do the same. Should an employee turn down larger offers to work in a preferred setting?Continue Reading

How To Get Ahead In This Economy

How To Get Ahead In This Economy

Though the unemployment rate has slowly been decreasing over the past year, the economy as a whole is still not in great shape. Many people are still unemployed or underemployed. Regardless if you fall into either of these two categories, or you have a decent paying job, you still need to be smart with your money if you want to get ahead financially.Continue Reading