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Tag: career planning

Financial Life Planning: A Job, a Career, or a Calling?

Is the work you do to make a living a job, a career, or a calling? Recognizing the difference can pay you great dividends in many ways. A job is a paid position of regular employment that puts bread on the table but doesn’t necessarily provide a lot of satisfaction or...

What’s Behind Soaring College Costs and What You Can Do

Since I first wrote on the increasing cost of a college education in 2011, has anything changed? The short answer is “no.” The cumulative increase in college tuition has been much higher than the cumulative increase in inflation over the past 40 years. Between 1980...

Winners and Losers If Non-Compete Agreements Are Banned

If the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is successful in getting a new rule enforced, non-compete agreements may soon become illegal in all 50 states. This potentially gives employees reason to celebrate, while employers may feel despondent. Not surprisingly, while...

Charging What Your Services Are Worth

I recently had a somewhat difficult conversation with a vendor about the hourly fee she charged me. The challenge? Convincing her to raise her rates. She had contracted with me for about 18 months at the same hourly fee. I was pleased with her work. I also knew she...

Balance Work You Love and Pay You Need

Watch this video on YouTube “Do what you love and the money will follow,” is an appealing belief with a great promise. There’s just one catch: it’s a money script. Like all money scripts, it is a half-truth that works in certain circumstances and...