How to Survive and Thrive as a Young Boss

July 31, 2018

I work in the world of digital marketing — a decidedly youth-obsessed field where being in your 20s is considered a tactical advantage (for me, an advantage that expired about two decades ago). But the blush of youth isn’t always so welcome, especially if you’re gunning for a manager’s position and the corner office. Some fields are filled with traditionalists who may only see you as a pair of skinny…


9 Ways Gamers Can Make Extra Cash

July 27, 2018

If your parents ever told you that playing video games is a waste of time, the joke might be on them. Many video game lovers have turned their passion into profits and anyone can follow suit. While making extra cash on video games is a lot more work than you might initially imagine, here are the top ways to do so. 1. Livestream your game play You can invite fellow…


How Student Loan Debt Can Derail Your Future

July 26, 2018

Mike Meru thought he was making a good investment when he borrowed $600,000 to train as an orthodontist. But at age 37, he now owes $1 million — and despite making regular payments, he owes more every single month. In 25 years, his debt will total $2 million. While seven-figure student debts are still not something you see every day (in a story about Meru, The Wall Street Journal reported…


10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Culture, Even If You Aren’t the Boss

July 18, 2018

When you work for a company, you soon get to know its culture. Sometimes it’s fantastic; everyone gets along great, and you pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming. Most of the time, however, company culture is in need of some improvement, if not a complete overhaul. This is where you can help. Even if you’re not the one in the corner office, you can still have a positive impact…


Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

July 12, 2018

Identity theft wears many different faces. From credit cards to student loans, thieves can open different forms of credit in your name and just like that, destroy your credit history and financial standing. If this happens to you, getting the situation fixed can be difficult and time-consuming. But you can set things right. If someone took out a loan in your name, it’s important to take action right away to…


8 Networking Tips for Introverts

July 3, 2018

Ask most people what an introvert is, and they’ll describe someone who’s shy, doesn’t like being around people, and is very quiet and aloof. Well, that’s not always accurate. Some introverts love social gatherings and can be very talkative. However, they tend to find the experience draining and need alone time to get their energy back. Knowing that, networking can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for most introverts. So,…


6 Times You Should Insure Your Side Gig

July 2, 2018

About two years ago, I launched a small side hustle dog-sitting for neighbors. It was a profitable side gig that allowed me to earn extra cash in my spare time. But one of the things I hadn’t prepared for when budgeting my startup costs was insurance for my business. I quickly found out it was necessary. My good friend who had encouraged me to take up pet-sitting was watching a…


7 Underrated Skills That Will Help You in Any Job

June 25, 2018

When it comes to employment, degrees, training, and experience matter. Still, not everything employees have to offer was learned behind a desk. There are soft skills and subtle personality traits that can enrich and transform any workplace — from a basement bike shop, to a billion-dollar investment firm. Though they’re tough to list on a resume, here are seven underrated skills that will help you no matter what your job….


10 Ways to Smooth Over a Work Disagreement

June 14, 2018

Conflicts in the workplace are tough. They can lead to a very stressful work environment, a lot of sleepless nights, and some people even quit their jobs over the issue. But if you approach the disagreement calmly, it should not be something that ever gets you to the point of quitting or taking time off. You can get past this. Here’s how. 1. Give each other time to calm down…


Tax Breaks Every College Student (and Parent) Should Know About

April 18, 2016

Despite the fact that tens of millions of Americans are still struggling to make ends meet in our slowly rebounding economy, the cost of college keeps rising higher. Even parents in reasonably secure financial circumstances need all the help they can get with college expenses. Fortunately, one institution is offering some relief from high tuition: the IRS. Most students qualify for one or more of the tax breaks available for…