The unemployment rate dropped this past month from 9% to 8.6%. The numbers could be deceiving, however. What is the real unemployment rate?
Currently, the national unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1%. Some states, however, are booming. North Dakota has a national low of 3.5%. Here’s why.
The most uncomfortable situation for me is that which might be easy for anyone else with a different occupation: being asked what I do for a living. Family get-togethers, social gatherings, or church services are often those places where I get asked that question. “What do you do John?” Answering The Question I used to […]
One of the most exciting financial milestones in many lives is the first job. Whether it’s your very first job working part-time while a high school student, or your first job after graduating from college, you need to make the most of it. Starting out right is vital if you want financial freedom later. So, […]
The Berkshire Hathaway 2010 shareholder letter was recently published and can be found, along with the last 34 years of letters here. I would venture to say that most of you are familiar with the name Warren Buffett and his operation of Berkshire Hathaway. He’s an inspiration to millions of investors and his letters really […]
There are usually two jobs people talk about when asked what they do: their actual job and their dream job. What’s holding you back from starting your dream job?
When we understand what motivates us the most, we can perform better financially, physically, and relationally. So What motivates you?
There are a lot of ways to make money online and ways to use side jobs for extra cash. This article, however, isn’t about earning extra money outside of work – it’s about increasing your income with the job you already have. It always seems difficult asking for a raise, so these tips (if presented […]
The entire premise of The Inner View of Your Interview is that job seekers should tailor their responses to an interviewer’s needs. Everything surrounding your next job interview, from your resume to your cover letter to your interview preparation should be tailored for each and every position and organization. Never lie, never exaggerate your answers, […]
There is nothing like the feeling of a hard day’s work, where everything has been taken care of and you have nothing else to accomplish. But for many, that’s the ideal day, and not the norm. If you ever feel that your productivity is lagging behind, you’re going to need some new techniques and tools […]
If you have a small business, the last thing you want to do is focus on accounting. Instead, you probably would rather focus on your work – what you love to do for a living! Accounting has been one of those business tasks that usually gets put on the back-burner. For those of us who […]
Trying to balance work and life? Here are a few tips to keep you on your feet when setting goals for your finances, work and family.
Ah, the second job: stressful, tiring, and yet more income. When is it time to get a second job? What kind of job should it be? How long should you have it? Before you think about getting a second job, you must learn how to destroy bad financial habits. Bad financial habits can gobble up […]
A plan to give unemployed workers some help in paying their COBRA health care benefits was extended through February of 2010. Here are the full details.