Tag: work


How we use our Employment Benefits to Maximize Every Dollar

There is more to your job than just your salary. Most people receive some kind of benefit at work. Whether they are non monetary like a flexible schedule or more tangible like an employee discount, we get more from our employers than our paychecks. Here are four valuable benefits that we use (or have used ...


I Don’t Work for Free: Why Asking for Real Estate Favors is an Insult

I recently overheard my mom on the phone telling someone: “… yes, of course. And if you ever need anything or have questions, she’ll be glad to help.” This sounds like she’s doing some great free marketing for me and I should be happy, right? Well the problem is this is someone who specifically decided ...


Teamwork, Mentors and Success

  How many people have an official mentor? Someone who is an expert in an area that they have weaknesses in? I haven’t met too many people with mentors, however the vast majority of people I’ve met with a mentor have been very successful. While having a mentor is not a guarantee of success, not ...


Are You Maximizing LinkedIn?

When I first heard of LinkedIn some years ago, someone explained it to me as the “Big kids’ Facebook”. That made me think of it as a social networking site for older people who have “adult” things to talk about. I promise that I don’t mean that in the XXX-rated sense. It did not take ...


Work-Life Balance for the Type A Personality

We all know the one: never late, always busy, own toughest critic, etc. If you don’t know that guy or gal, s/he is probably you. People with Type A personalities tend to be successful academically and career-wise. They usually have a lot of the characteristics that make them excel. Unfortunately, they also have characteristics that ...

Be Complacent At Your Own Risk

I have a very particular set of skills.


Friday Fail: The Confidence of Youth

I was working 40 hours a week for the entire summer making $2 above my state's minimum wage and I felt rich! I had never have access to so much money at once. What happened one morning could only be explained by saying that all the disposable income must have gone straight to my head making me feel like Hercules.