It’s OK to Take a Vacation From Parenting

Parenting is by far the most demanding and undervalued job on the planet. Moms and dads act as personal chefs, housekeepers, chauffeurs, psychologists, nurses, crisis negotiators, tutors, and more. A recent Salary.com survey found that the average stay-at-home-mom's annual base salary would be $48,509 for the normal 40 hour work week, plus an additional $94,593 in overtime, …

How to End an Interview and Land the Job

The end of the interview is a great chance to make a lasting impression by asking insightful questions that take the interviewer by surprise and that other candidates have not asked. You should always go into an interview with an organized arsenal of questions. That way you are guaranteed to have something to ask during the …

The Dark Side of Personal Branding

I stumbled upon a post the other day called On Anonymous Blogging, in which the author reminisces about what blogging was like prior to the days of personal branding. We're going back to the dark ages here -- a time when MySpace was bigger than Facebook, LiveJournal was still popular, and dial-up internet access forced you …

Debt Detox, Take 2

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, I completed a 3-month debt detox and paid off almost $10,000 of debt. Fast forward to less than a year later and today I have piled all of that debt back on, plus some. I've spent months blaming it on all the things that life has thrown at me, but the reality is that I made a conscious choice to spend each dollar in a way that wasn't constructive...