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70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?
Mon, 08/16/10 | 15 Comments
70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?

There’s a huge gap in the United States between the percentage of Americans that ARE self-employed and the percentage of American’s that WANT to be self-employed. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Percentage of Americans …

Unemployed? Many Hiring Employers Won’t Even Give you a Look
Tue, 06/8/10 | 25 Comments
Unemployed? Many Hiring Employers Won’t Even Give you a Look

The Huffington Post highlighted a disturbing trend that I feared might happen where employers are completely overlooking applicants who are currently unemployed. Disturbingly, they are notifying potential job applicants that they ‘Need Not Apply’ right …

De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?
Fri, 05/28/10 | 9 Comments
De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?

The validity of the entire educational system, and in particular for the purposes of this post – traditional public and private post-secondary degrees has been under the microscope much more in recent years. And for …

American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World
Mon, 03/8/10 | 48 Comments
American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World

Work/life balance in the form of supportive national and employee benefit plans is something that the United States has sorely lacked, especially in comparison to other developed economies. Corporate lobbies have made it so.
Nowhere (other …

55 Marketable Hobbies that you Love & Can Get Paid For
Sun, 02/28/10 | 11 Comments
55 Marketable Hobbies that you Love & Can Get Paid For

This is the third installment off my ‘Start Retiring Now, by Getting Paid to do what you Love’ Series. In the first post, I offered up a bit of motivation to start exploring your own …

Getting Paid to Do What you Love: A Close Look at Marketable Hobbies
Sun, 02/21/10 | 5 Comments
Getting Paid to Do What you Love: A Close Look at Marketable Hobbies

There was a really positive response to the ‘marketable hobby’ concept in my post about shifting the perception of what retirement is and should be, so I thought it would be great to explore it …


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