Why a resume checklist? Because getting hired is a serious business. And your resume is one of your most powerful business tools. It's your chance to not only get your foot in the door, but also keep you at the top of the employer's callback list, … [Continue reading]
Women: Is Fear of Numbers Hurting Your Career?
Although I know there are men who feel this way too, I've met way too many intelligent women who are just plain afraid of numbers. Or maybe rather than a fear of numbers for some people it's simply that they don't really connect to them.Words can … [Continue reading]
Interview Question: How Do You Handle Failure?
I love the "how do you handle failure" interview question. Or a similar version such as "Tell me about a time you failed." It allows you generous room to take it where you need to go.In some cases, you may meet an interviewer who tries to trap … [Continue reading]
Thoughts About (Required) Holiday Spirit
Ah ... holiday time. A time when we're all supposed to be excited and happy and filled with good ole holiday spirit ... whatever our respective holidays may be. But we know that's not so easy. In fact, I'm betting even the most spirit-filled of you … [Continue reading]
Learning to Make Friends With Your Money
Have you ever thought about money as a friend? I just read a wonderful article by Dorlee Michaeli that talks about the power your “money story” can have over your entire life. So much of what’s going on with you now, including money choices, may be … [Continue reading]
Boss Pushes Political Views at Work
Politics is one of those topics best left to friends you agree with. Or people you can have a respectful discussion with, even if you disagree. But when it comes to the workplace, what do you do if your boss pushes political views at … [Continue reading]
Should I Switch? Medicare vs Medicare Advantage vs Medigap
Judy H. wrote to ask me about her Medicare coverage. She says she's confused by all the information and choices out there. She's not alone! She's looking at Medicare Advantage vs Medigap (Medicare Supplement). Or should she return to Original … [Continue reading]
Advantages of SEP IRA Plans for Freelancers
If you’re self-employed, you may think that a regular IRA plan is your only retirement savings option. But there’s something else you may not even know exists: the SEP IRA (Simplified Employee Pension) Plan. And it offers some real advantages to … [Continue reading]
What’s the Difference Between a Roth IRA vs Traditional IRA?
Are you thinking about your retirement accounts? If so, you may be wondering what are the basic differences between a Roth IRA vs a traditional IRA.Is one type of account better than the other? How does each affect your taxes, now and in the … [Continue reading]
But Change Is Really Really Hard!
Change is hard. Really really hard. I am dealing with something in my own life that helps me remember how hard it is for most of you. For job seekers. For people in jobs they are just trying to survive. And for those who want their jobs to be much … [Continue reading]
I’m Getting Demoted. Should I Stay?
After 10 years at the same job, Marie is getting demoted. And she was told this by Human Resources, not her boss. HR explained they felt it best to be the ones to give her the news ... so she could be "fully informed of her rights."More likely, … [Continue reading]