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Balance Work You Love and Pay You Need

“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 fails miserably in others.

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Happiness While You Work

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.

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Unemployment Statistics Not a Simple Story

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 with you for your skills or services, you are unemployed. According to information released by the Bureau of […]

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Increase Happiness With Work That Feels Like Play

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. Income and debt levels aren’t the only job-related factors that can significantly affect our happiness. Besides earning more money, there are other things we can do to foster both financial and […]

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Get Worthwhile Return on Your College Investment

How do you know when the cost of a college education is really worth it? A lot of factors—both financial and emotional—go into making that decision. Weighing the pros and cons can be daunting. Let’s consider a couple of examples that will help conceptualize the process of determining if a college education makes financial sense.

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