Articles: CAREER & MONEY

How to Say “No” at Work Without Upsetting Others

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When confronted with a request at work most people don’t hesitate to say “yes”. But by saying “yes” to others are you saying “no” to yourself and your success? Accepting all of your boss’s and coworkers requests can help you avoid confrontation, but it also takes your attention and focus away from the projects you […]

The Worst Way to Get What You Want: Common Interests

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Very often when people are engaged in negotiation – at work, within the family, or when they’re shopping for “stuff” – someone tries to come up with a solution based on fulfilling common interests. Well let me tell you a little secret….looking for common interests is a dream! Anyone who has been on a family […]

3 Money Making Secrets of Rich People

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The rich are getting richer! New numbers show the top 1 percent took their biggest share since 1928 last year, and the share held by the top 10 percent of earners last year reached a record 48.2 percent. While the wealthiest people lost more than 36 percent in the Great Recession, their ability to make it all […]

How to Have a Positive Money Mindset

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Do you have a positive money mindset? If so, it can have a huge impact on your finances. Budgeting, saving, and keeping your finances in order can be challenging. On top of that, it can be easy to get discouraged about ever making any financial progress when we’re constantly inundated with gloom and doom about […]

The Power of Expectations

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I was 15 years old and sitting in a jail cell charged with armed robbery. Even at this young age, my life seemed destined for a quick and ugly end. Then a visit from a complete stranger started a chain of events that would transform my life forever… He was a teacher, and the father […]

The Best Way to Get a New Job: Host Your Own Networking Event

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Many successful job hunters out there will tell you that the reason they landed their sweet new gig was because of someone they know. Maybe it was an inside lead about an unlisted job opening, or an outside referral through a business client, or a friend of a friend who’s mom works in HR. You […]

How to Network Like a Millionaire

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The recipe for financial success has many ingredients. Some ingredients are more important than others. But there is one ingredient that all wealthy people put in their success recipe all the time and in abundance: fanatical attention to developing strong, long-lasting relationships. Building valuable relationships is one of the cornerstones to financial success. Relationships must […]

7 Tips For Leaving a Professional Voicemail Message

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In today’s world of gadgets and gizmos, virtual communication has blurred the lines between casual jargon and professional communication. By following these tips for leaving a professional voicemail message, you will be sure to present yourself in the best light. The Right Way to Leave a Voicemail 1. Assess your surroundings Noise in the background of […]

4 Reasons Why College May Not Be Right For You

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It starts at a young age for most kids. “You have to go to college to be successful in life!” says your parents, teachers and, well, nearly every adult you come into contact with. But with skyrocketing costs of post-secondary education, a low employment rate for recent grads, and lots of employers focused on experience […]

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