Hindsight is 20/20: What to do Before Getting Laid Off

Posted by Amanda on November 10, 2015

I am not suggesting that you will be getting laid off anytime soon. And it is very possible that you will (hopefully) never be laid off in the span of your career. But it does happen; I am living proof. In just the last eight years of my career I have managed to be laid […]

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What You Need to Do Immediately After Being Laid Off

Posted by Amanda on October 26, 2015

In just the eight years since graduating college with a degree in International Studies and Environmental Studies, I have been laid off two times. It’s still shocking when I think about it, and it leaves me feeling a little sheepish to write about it. However, I’d like to help others who find themselves in the […]

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On Halloween of last year, my husband found out he was being let go. He had an inkling of it the night before when he learned that someone from corporate headquarters was flying in the next day, unexpectedly. But that didn’t take the sting off. At 10:00 in the morning I got the text, and […]

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How We Got Through 5 Months of Unemployment

Posted by Amanda on September 2, 2014

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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How to Find Summer Jobs for College Students

Posted by Kristen on June 12, 2013

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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7 Fun and Beneficial Things To Do While Unemployed

Posted by Kristen on June 10, 2013

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 on May 30, 2013

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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How to Moonlight Successfully

Posted by Amanda on May 2, 2013

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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51 Finance Tips for New Graduates

Posted by Madison on May 17, 2012

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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5 Potential Costs of a New Job

Posted by Jill on June 2, 2011

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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