Category: Personal Business

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

It’s because college kids today can’t do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don’t know science. Or they’re clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles. These are all good theories,...

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Getting a free credit score is generally no easy feat, but people with credit cards issued by Barclaycard US and First Bankcard no longer have to jump through hoops to see their FICO score. ...

How the Government Is Making It More Painful for You to Retire

How the Government Is Making It More Painful for You to Retire

As the Fed has toyed with “the taper,” pre-retirees have gotten a clear lesson in how important interest rate movement is to their future financial security. The taper, of course, refers to the gradual...

5 Reasons Your Job Is Making You Miserable

5 Reasons Your Job Is Making You Miserable

Hate your job? The good news is you’ve got company — lots of it. The bad news is it’s making you fat, cranky and possibly even shortening your lifespan.  Nobody expects work to be...

Three Little Words to Never Say in an Interview

Three Little Words to Never Say in an Interview

If you’re in a job interview, you might think answering “I don’t know” in response to a question would be the kiss of death, a faux pas on par with showing up in flip-flops....

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find...

Why We Want—But Can’t Have—Personal Finance in Schools

Why We Want—But Can’t Have—Personal Finance in Schools

The drumbeat for teaching personal finance in schools has been heard. Doing something about it is proving more difficult. A nearly unanimous 99% of adults now agree that personal finance should be taught in...

If You Want To Be A Successful Entrepreneur, There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance

If You Want To Be A Successful Entrepreneur, There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance

Let me get the throat clearing out of the way first. I suppose somewhere on earth you can find a successful entrepreneur who spends as much time on his/her personal life as they do...

When a Retailer Asks, ‘Can I Have Your ZIP Code?’ Just Say No

When a Retailer Asks, ‘Can I Have Your ZIP Code?’ Just Say No

Urban Outfitters was hit with a lawsuit charging that the trendy clothing retailer tricked customers into providing their ZIP codes by leading them to believe the information was necessary to process credit-card transactions, when...

Back to School Sales Already? Kids Get Ugly Reminder School Isn’t Too Far Off

Back to School Sales Already? Kids Get Ugly Reminder School Isn’t Too Far Off

It’s not your imagination. Stores really are pumping up back to school deals earlier than ever, even at the risk of putting shoppers—kids especially—in a foul mood. “In seven and a half years, I’ve...