Category: Personal Business

Clock ticking on mortgage tax break for struggling homeowners

Clock ticking on mortgage tax break for struggling homeowners

A tax break that has saved struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the IRS is just days away from expiring. If the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 does not get...

Get Ahead Without the Corporate Ladder

Get Ahead Without the Corporate Ladder

Gone are the days when you progress up the hierarchy at a steady pace, headed for corner office. There simply aren’t enough leadership positions to go around, and most people regularly switch jobs and...

Truly Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Options for Deal Hunters – Or the Merely Desperate

Truly Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Options for Deal Hunters – Or the Merely Desperate

Don’t feel down that it’s December 24 and you still have shopping to do. There are plenty of quick and easy options to consider—and you may even be rewarded for waiting so long. Besides,...

Start Persuading Your Audience Before the Presentation

Start Persuading Your Audience Before the Presentation

Your presentation doesn’t start when you enter the room; it starts the moment you’ve committed to speak. If you take advantage of opportunities to reinforce your message before you take the stage, you’re much...

Closing the Chore Gap

Closing the Chore Gap

The so-called Second-Shift isn’t just a figment of the imagination of working women irritated that they have to nag their husbands to do their fair share of the chores. A new study by the...

Run — Don’t Walk — To Read This Wickedly Funny Article About Blurbs!

Run — Don’t Walk — To Read This Wickedly Funny Article About Blurbs!

Author Gary Shteyngart has written three award-winning novels. He’s widely considered one of America’s smartest and most inventive authors. He teaches writing at Columbia University. But the place you’re most likely to come across...

Diesel Jeans Mogul Renzo Rosso Joins Ranks Of Forbes Billionaires

Diesel Jeans Mogul Renzo Rosso Joins Ranks Of Forbes Billionaires

      Blue jeans may be an American invention, but 57-year-old Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso has built a global empire by turning jeans into high-end fashion.  In turn, he’s earned a spot on...

Uncle Sam Wants You To Design His Next Fighting Vehicle

Uncle Sam Wants You To Design His Next Fighting Vehicle

      The United States Department of Defense wants members of the public to unleash their inner Tony Stark and help design a new amphibious infantry vehicle. And they’ll pay you a million...

Americans Replace Student Loan Bills With Tax Bills

Americans Replace Student Loan Bills With Tax Bills

  Wipe our Debt (Photo credit: Images_of_Money) Americans now owe an astonishing $956 billion in student loan debt. The rate of student loan debt outpaced inflation last year – and keeps climbing. I should...