One of the most overlooked areas of personal finance is career planning. Career planning is absolutely essential to the personal finance arena because it is the area that provides you with the bulk of your income. There was a time that you would get a job and keep it for your entire working life. This is no longer the case. With companies laying off left and right, you need to do everything possible to protect your income.
Here are a few strategies that you can take to be proactive in the event of a layoff.
One of life's great ironies is that when you're younger, you can't
wait to get out of school, but as you get older, all you want is to
return to it.
Maybe that's because the world seemed simpler during those years,
but for me it's the growing realization that there's so much more
to learn about life, the universe, and everything--and a shrinking
amount of time in which to learn it. (Bonus points if you caught
that Douglas Adams reference.)
Alas, I lack the mountains of money usually required to go back to
If there is one thing we can do for ourselves, it's to be financially conscious. And one way to go about it is to start changing our shopping habits. Whether it's cutting back, using coupons or only shopping the sale and clearance sections, we ultimately have the power and choice on how we are going to spend our hard earned money.
To make things easier for you, I've compiled a list of the 5 best deals on our site this week. We hope to make your shopping experience easier, save you time and ultimately empower you to take charge of your financial future.
Facebook, Inc, recently launched a brand-new ad format, called a
"Featured Story," which dumps paid content - rather than updates
from Great Aunt Lynn about her recent biopsy or one of those
internet memes - squarely into our news feeds. Worse, these paid
advertisements (a.k.a. "news feed) shows the actions of the
Facebook users friends and these ads are front-and-center on our
Facebook news feed.
Great. More ads.
I've been mildly annoyed by the ads (read: "Sponsored Stories") on
the sidebar of Facebook, but have been able to tune them out. Now,
when I'm blearily checking to see if I've gotten any response to my
"Which Disney Princess Are You?" post, I'm bound to accidentally
click a Featured Story.
You know what? I'm sick of ads.
Because I have to sell my firstborn son in order to see a movie
these days, I do it perhaps twice a year.
I know a ton of people who'd like to abandon their pricey home phone service, but still want the equivalent of a landline for convenience, emergencies--and the occasional marathon chat session (one that won't eat into their mobile minutes or drain their cell phone's battery).
If you recently formed an LLC or registered your business with your
state, you may have found your mailbox stuffed with business credit card offers.
But before you sign your name on the dotted line, consider how
you'll use the card.
Here are some tips on properly managing your business account and
keeping your finances in order.