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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...

Happiness While You Work

Watch this video on YouTube According to a new global survey on work and happiness, a significant number of us aren’t very happy about our workplace. That’s especially unfortunate, since working is how most of us spend the majority of our waking hours. The...

Unemployment Statistics Not a Simple Story

Watch this video on YouTube The most important financial asset for most working Americans is a career. Our careers represent skills that we, in effect, rent to companies or individuals in exchange for money—which constitutes employment. If no one is exchanging money...

Increase Happiness With Work That Feels Like Play

Watch this video on YouTube There isn’t much point in being envious of someone earning millions of dollars a year who isn’t any happier than the rest of us. I recently reported on research that suggested avoiding debt is an important component in whether earning more...