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Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …

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Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired
November 16, 2011 | 11 Comments
Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired

A recent survey of 300 professionals involved in the hiring process indicated that 91% of them have used social media profiles to screen job applicants.
Amongst the three major social networks:
- 76% used Facebook
- 53% used …

What are your Best Customer Service Tips?
November 15, 2011 | 5 Comments
What are your Best Customer Service Tips?

Technology has Raised the Bar for Customer Service
Customer service models are changing constantly with the evolution of technology.
Just think, 10 years ago there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no live chat.
20 years ago there were …

The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.
November 14, 2011 | 10 Comments
The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.

I still am not entirely sure what Occupy wants yet, but research released this past week by the Pew Research Center may be central to why they are sitting in the streets in the first …

10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants
November 8, 2011 | 6 Comments
10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants

This should not be news to you: dining out at restaurants is expensive.
I’ve determined that the average cost of restaurant meals when dining out is about 3X what I pay for the ingredients to make …

Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?
November 5, 2011 | 14 Comments
Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?

What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (officially dubbed the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS makes available to low and moderate income taxpayers who make …

Big Banks Abandon Debit Card Fees: Score Another Win for Consumers!
November 3, 2011 | 9 Comments
Big Banks Abandon Debit Card Fees: Score Another Win for Consumers!

In response to heavy consumer and media backlash, the big banks have retreated on their plans to add debit card fees. Win!
Bank of America, the second largest bank in the U.S., was the final to …


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