Last fall I received a text from my husband telling me that he was being let go and would be home soon. To be quite honest, he went through a lot of turmoil in the five years he was with his previous company, surviving a buyout by a larger corporation, several bosses, and less-than-ideal working [...]

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This is the time of year when the semester is over for college students, and they begin looking for a summer, seasonal position. Grabbing a seasonal position while you’re not taking classes is a great idea. You can save up to avoid student loans for next semester, earn money for books and other supplies, and [...]

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The word “unemployed” has the ability to make anyone cringe. The thought of being without a steady income is scary. The irony of being unemployed is that you finally have all the time in the world to do whatever you want, but chances are, you’re so determined to find a job, all you are doing [...]

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How to Increase Your Income

Posted by Kristen

Finding ways to save money and pinching pennies is a great plan to be able to put more money towards debt, or better yet, put more money in a savings account to prepare for the future. But increasing your income is another vital piece of the puzzle for improving your finances. If you spend less [...]

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Moonlighting—working at another job, often at night, in addition to a full-time job—has been gaining in popularity over the last several years. This is because of the need for more income due to Recession financial messes: furloughs, lower wages, and higher mortgage/apartment rental payments. Aside from financial need, many people choose to moonlight in order [...]

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Do you have a graduate in the family? Or are you graduating this month? After years of studying it is such a great accomplishment, but it’s also a turning point in life that can impact the rest of your financial life. If you have a new graduate in your life, do them a favor and [...]

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Are you thinking about switching jobs? As the job market starts to loosen up just a little bit, unhappy and underpaid workers everywhere are considering brushing up their resumes to submit applications. Nearly everyone who seeks to switch jobs attempts to get at least a small raise…but a small raise might not be enough if the [...]

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I’ve lived in DC for a total of eight years, four in college and four since. At the end of each of those post-college years I have contemplated my next steps – do I stay where I’m at, move to a new local apartment, or make an even bigger move back to my home state [...]

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During good economic times, finding a new position after losing your job typically takes 2-3 months. I remember hearing this from my favorite career counselor—whom I still seek advice from even five years out of college—and thinking to myself, “two to three months? That’s impossible!” But she was right. When I was unemployed in 2006, [...]

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I have such a hunger for learning. Even after graduating college I’ve continued my education by taking classes in yoga, cooking, SEO/Blogging, Japanese, Microsoft Excel, and whatever else I can get my hands on. If I am interested enough in a subject, I will go to great lengths to pursue study in it; after all, [...]

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