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Five Ways To Prepare for Self-Employment

by Daisy D March 4, 2015

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You want to quit your job, but you know that you can’t just jump in blindly and hope to make it. You’re financially savvy enough to know that you need to prepare for the transition. You want to make sure that you’ve dotted  your i’s, and crossed your t’s before making the jump. Raise your […]

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Five Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

by Elana Konstant March 2, 2015

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I know what you’re thinking…they call it work for a reason, right? Just because someone pays you to do something does not mean you can’t enjoy it or at least use the experience to help you get a job that you will enjoy. Given that most of us spend more waking time working than we […]

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3 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Prevent a Big Tax Bill

by Carrie Smith February 26, 2015

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Experiencing your first tax season as a self-employed freelancer can be scary. You probably expect to owe a bunch of money to the IRS. The fear of the unknown, along with a completely new tax situation, can leave you worried and stressed. But it’s not quite as bad you might think. After quitting my job […]

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You Got Laid Off, Now What?

by Kali Hawlk February 25, 2015

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One week, you’re gainfully employed. The next, you learn you got laid off. What are you supposed to do now? There’s no way to sugarcoat it and nothing fun about receiving the news. But it’s a reality many people deal with at some point. It’s important that you understand how to handle your changing job […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes

by Melody Wilding February 12, 2015

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Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. […]

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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 4, 2015

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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New Year’s Goal: Get a Raise and Do Something Smart With It

by Sarah Chang January 28, 2015

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Getting a raise is mostly about timing for the company, industry standards and, of course, good performance. But it often comes down to one simple thing: asking for it. And in 2015, you may have to. Sponsored content provided by partnership with Betterment. A recent National Association for Business Economics study found that just 24% […]

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How to Start a Side Hustle When You’re Short on Time

by Carrie Smith January 27, 2015

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Starting a business, or side hustle, in addition to your day job can be a lucrative endeavor. Many entrepreneurs have used a side hustle to save up enough money to travel the world full-time, quit their day jobs, and start their own business ventures. But doesn’t that mean you’re working all the time? Do you […]

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How to Prepare to Go Freelance

by Carrie Smith January 26, 2015

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Are you getting ready to quit your job and freelance full-time? It’s a dream goal that many of us have, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the dream and not focus on the reality. While going freelance has its perks, there are some vital things you must do if you want […]

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Seven Easy Budget Tips for the Self-Employed

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 23, 2015

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When you leave the mother ship to work for yourself, there are just a few things you might miss. Along with the bad commute and worse coffee, you leave behind that steady paycheck from which a computer in a far off payroll office automatically deducted money for the things you never had to think too […]

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How to Financially Prepare for an Unexpected Pregnancy

by Catherine Alford January 13, 2015

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If you or anyone you know has ever had an unexpected pregnancy, you know all of the emotions and shock that come with it. It may take a few weeks to get used to the idea of being pregnant. Then you have to tell your family and assess how you will handle this huge change […]

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Five Side Hustles You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

by Erika Torres January 8, 2015

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Side Hustle: It’s the strategy du jour on how to make extra money in addition to your full-time job. Most choose to use this side hustle money to pay down debt, save for an emergency fund, or to achieve some other financial goal, like buying a house. Think of a side hustle as dabbling in […]

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The Secret to Reaching Those Big Goals

by Carrie Smith January 6, 2015

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“Every win makes the next win more likely.” — Vince Lombardi Too many of us get discouraged by the size of our goals. Whether it’s landing a new job, quitting a job, or starting a business, these are life-changing choices that make a big impact and require a large amount of determination to accomplish. Looking […]

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Five Ways to Boost Your Career in 2015

by Kali Hawlk January 5, 2015

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It’s a new year, which for many of us means a fresh start with many aspects of our lives that we’d like to improve. Take advantage of the clean slate and give your career a boost in 2015. Here’s how. Clean Up – and Update – Your Online Presence It’s common knowledge that employers check […]

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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 15, 2014

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After a couple of very lean years for many businesses, the holiday bonus (as well as the company party) is back! According to a CareerBuilder study, 45% of employers gave out bonuses in 2013, up from 33% in 2010. What a treat to get some extra dough at the end of the year. Now, there is […]

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Use Those Vacation Days Now, Or You Might Be Losing More Than You Think

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss December 10, 2014

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When was the last time you told your boss, “You know, I don’t really need all this money; here’s 1 percent back”? If you didn’t take all of your vacation time for the year, basically you did. Americans handed over 169 million paid days off in 2013 (not counting the ones they could roll over), […]

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Six Ways to Find Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

by Kirsten December 8, 2014

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December has arrived, and while I love this time of year, it always feels chaotic. November through early January are my busiest times of the year. After work, I have tons of things to do – decorating for the holidays, cooking, shopping and gift wrapping. Let’s not even get started on parties! This is one […]

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What’s a Startup Accelerator and How to Join One

by Sue Heilbronner December 8, 2014

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I am asked as often as the next gal about what I do in the world, and now my answer rolls right off my tongue: “My astonishing business partner Elizabeth Kraus and I are launching MergeLane, a startup accelerator focused on women-led companies.” Sometimes when I’m talking to someone who is, say, a sculptor, or […]

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