“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
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Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
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Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security
October 24, 2010 | No Comment
Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security

On my job security post last week, one commenter noted that they were surprised to see that ‘job performance’ was not on the list of 4 key pillars to job security. It was a keen …

Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)
October 20, 2010 | 2 Comments
Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)

Job Security: One Pillar at a Time
Job security is hard to come by these days. In an age where our culture has come to the conclusion that no job is 100% safe, I believe that …

How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit
October 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit

With tighter lending restrictions these days, a lot of younger people in college and new graduates are having a hard time getting approved for credit cards or loans of any type. And because they aren’t …

Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS
October 7, 2010 | One Comment
Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS

For all the benefits of bartering – free goods & services, community-building, the thrill of the trade – there is one downside that you might not have anticipated. Taxes. That’s right, goods and services received …

Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score
October 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score

What is a Credit Inquiry or a Credit Pull?
A credit inquiry, also known as a credit pull, happens whenever you or someone else (namely companies) accesses your credit report for one reason or another. Whether …

Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail
October 4, 2010 | 6 Comments
Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail

Bartering is back! Sure, it never completely disappeared, but it was on vacation for a handful of decades. And if the great recession taught us anything, it’s that resourcefulness and frugality is ‘hip’ again. And …


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