The Pros and Cons of Being Your Own Boss

Date: July 28, 2016 For many workers, the idea of being your own boss is a dream, but as with many fantasies, dreamers who want to be self-employed can overlook the negative aspects of being the one in charge. With a complicated mix of responsibilities, opportunities and tax considerations, being your own boss carries a host of pros and cons.   Trading Predictable Income for Unlimited Potential... Continue reading

How Credit Cards Can Boost Your Small Business

Date: June 30, 2016 The Mamas & the Papas financed their early days as a folk-rock band with a borrowed American Express card—they made no payments until the group topped the charts years later. It's not an auspicious way to bolster a small business, but with careful thought and planning, your company can benefit from a healthy relationship with credit cards. Use your cards to streamline... Continue reading

New Ways of Networking

Maybe it's the forced nature of the classic networking event that puts some people off — being stuck in a conference room, armed with only a drink and some business cards. There are alternatives to the traditional meet-and-greet that feel more natural and allow you to shine without the pressure of performing for the typical networking crowd.   Targeted Activities If you find traditional... Continue reading
Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Ways To Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Remember playing on a seesaw when you were a kid? It isn't any fun when one child is substantially bigger than the other. Coordinating work obligations and personal time is a lot like the seesaw's teeter-totter effect. Constant stress from a never-ending workday hurts relationships, damages health and reduces your overall happiness. Finding a balance is essential if you want to keep stress at bay. Continue reading

How to Turn Your Internship Into a Job Offer

Sometimes internships teach you exactly what you don't want to do in life, but the right internship can ignite a passion and potentially evolve into a full-time position. If you think you've found the right fit, take the necessary steps to turn a beloved internship into a dream job. Continue reading

Top Tips for Career Changes for 40-Somethings

"Hold on to what you've got." As employment advice, this is as much a relic of years past as dial telephones. It used to be that you decided on a career as a young adult, and then stuck to it valiantly no matter what. These days, young people change jobs several times in the first decade of their working lives. And mid-life workers, longing for meaningful work, often make the leap to a new career... Continue reading

Can You Do a Rollover If You Haven't Changed Jobs?

The automatic payroll deductions and matching contributions make it easy and appealing to stash cash into an employer’s retirement plan. However, once the money is in, it's not as easy to get it out if you're still working at the same company — even if you just want to roll it over into another retirement plan. The rules for moving your nest egg to greener pastures before you change jobs or... Continue reading