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    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package

    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
    When you are laid off from your job, one of your hopes is that you receive a good severance package, equipped with both severance pay and continued benefits. Most often, severance is based on how long an employee has been employed by the employer, but benefits often vary depending on the employer. In addition, employers are not required to provide severance ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Muscle Up Your Money and Your Life

    10 Ways to Muscle Up Your Money and Your Life
    Listen up, girlfriends. You may be focused on getting your bod in shape, but let's take a few minutes to focus on muscling-up your money and your life. After all, if you don't have the dough, you can't pay for Weight Watchers (WTW) or whatever your favorite program is. So take a look at these 10 tips and promise yourself you'll ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Listening Tips for the Interview

    Listening Tips for the Interview
    If you thought interviewing was only about answering questions, you've been missing the point. You've also been missing an opportunity to gather valuable information. Listening is one of the most underused skills in a job interview. Most candidates go into an interview thinking about how they will answer the questions, and they forget they are also there to learn about the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Break Those Money-Sapping Stress Habits

    Break Those Money-Sapping Stress Habits
    It’s easy to slip into bad habits when you’re under stress, and unfortunately many of our anxiety fixes impact our pocketbooks, making matters worse, rather than better. “Stress seems to create behaviors such as over-eating, substance abuse, or shopping, that result in immediate, short-term gratification,” says Dr. Leslie Torburn, author of Stop the Stress Habit. “When we’re stressed, the bigger financial ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Steps to Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

    5 Steps to Maximizing Your Retirement Savings
    First, the reality: There are no magic bullets that can restore your retirement account to where it was before the current economic crisis. “What it’s worth now is what it’s worth,” says Harold Evensky, a certified financial planner and president of Evensky & Katz, a financial advisory firm in Coral Gables, Fla. “There’s no guarantee you’re going to bounce back.” Evensky ...
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    5 Insurance Myths Busted

    5 Insurance Myths Busted
    Misinformation and myths plague the insurance industry. Many times consumers aren't sure how much insurance to purchase or if they have purchased the right kind to begin with. If you're one of the thousands of Americans that don't understand insurance and what it offers read this list of the top 5 insurance myths and the facts behind them." h4. 1.) Auto ...
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    Budget Your Bonus

    Budget Your Bonus
    Memo to Americans: As a group, for every $1,000 we bring in after taxes, we are saving $7, according to the Commerce Department. Why bring this up? Because if you're anticipating an annual bonus this year, you should probably skip the cruise. Considering salary increases are barely keeping pace with inflation, no wonder white-collar workers are coveting those bonuses to help ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How Much Should You Save?

    How Much Should You Save?
    If you're 40 or younger, it's tough to predict how much money you might need when retirement is decades away. A few key calculations, however, can help you make sure your savings plan is on track. h4. Saving Depends on Life Stage Rebecca Pace, a Cincinnati-based financial planner and CPA, recommends putting aside at least 10 percent of your income when ...
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    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt

    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt
    If you’ve declared bankruptcy in the past, be prepared to defend that decision to a potential employer. It’s illegal for an employer not to hire or promote you because you filed bankruptcy, but it’s sometimes OK to consider bad credit, which usually precedes bankruptcy. Companies often check credit when a job involves finance, accounting, cash or valuable merchandise and when a ...
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    Laid Off? Six Steps to Manage Your Finances

    Laid Off? Six Steps to Manage Your Finances
    No one is immune from layoffs. Whether you're 22 or 52, odds are that sooner or later you will find yourself, often through no fault of your own, out of work. So it makes sense to plan ahead. Most financial advisers suggest saving the equivalent of six months' salary to tide you over if you lose your job. You will probably ...
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    The Layoff Survival Guide

    The Layoff Survival Guide
    This article offers general information on legal and financial matters relating to employment. For specific information relating to your situation, please consult an attorney, financial planner or appropriate government agency. Now that you've lost your job, you need to hurry up and find a new one, right? Wrong. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    What Are You Really Worth?

    What Are You Really Worth?
    “It’s not polite to talk about money.” That old chestnut may still be true at a dinner party, but at some point a girl’s gotta know her industry’s standards to make sure she’s getting a fair deal. If you can’t bring yourself to ask around, don’t sweat it. Instead, log on and check out one of the many salary sites that ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money

    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money
    by Nicole Crimaldi, founder of MsCareerGirl.com It’s a Friday afternoon and you are walking home from work. You’ve had a super stressful week at work. Not only are your superiors on you about a plethora of issues at work, your best friend cancelled on your girls night and you are in a fight with your boyfriend. Enter . You walk past ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Make Money in Your Sleep: Your Guide to Passive Income

    Make Money in Your Sleep: Your Guide to Passive Income
    by Dawn Yerger As a mother and a business woman working for herself, I’ve always been fascinated with people who make money every minute of the day, including when they are fast asleep. Sounds pretty nice doesn’t it? Since I am an entrepreneur and business professional coach, I enjoy helping my clients create more freedom in their lives. One of the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    20 Ways to Save a Few Bucks

    20 Ways to Save a Few Bucks
    So, have ya heard the economy is bad? Seriously, I wanted to encourage everyone to just take a deep breath. There are ways to survive this. This too shall pass. I have a few tips for saving a few bucks and cutting corners, but first let me share the following stories. Back in 1997, I was one year out of college ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    4 Ways to Put the Fun Back in Finance

    4 Ways to Put the Fun Back in Finance
    Finance and having fun can fit together, it just takes some creativity. Of course, some strategies are more fun than others. Example of a lame way? When I was a financial consultant, I’d perch a bowl of candy on my desk as a consolation for those who dreaded coming to see me to talk retirement goals. “Wish this were more fun? ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Do I Raise Money for a Business?

    How Do I Raise Money for a Business?
    Inquisitive entrepreneurs and small business owners can find inspiring insights and common sense answers from two industry pros on MainStreet. Each week Dani Babb, a small business expert and the dean of Andrew Jackson University’s College of Business in Hoover, Ala., and Dr. John Rutledge, the chairman of private equity investment firm Rutledge Capital, offer their advice to scores of entrepreneurs ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Make Money Doing What You Love ... Your Hobby!

    Make Money Doing What You Love ... Your Hobby!
    With the unemployment rate careening toward 9% and companies doling out forced furloughs and pay cuts, the search is on for alternative sources of revenue. The good news is that you don’t need to look beyond your own workbench, sewing kit or crafts closet to find it. More and more people are finding that with a bit of cultivation, a favorite ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Shred It Up: Which Financial Docs Can Go Now

    Shred It Up: Which Financial Docs Can Go Now
    Knowing how long to keep an important financial document is the key to maintaining your personal security as well as managing clutter. Some documents can be shredded after short periods of time, while others should be kept indefinitely. Here’s a handy guide to help you figure out what to keep and what to shred, beginning with the short-lived documents: Keep for ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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