Overwhelmed by the Stock Market? Consider an ETF

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Successfully investing in the stock market takes time. Time to research companies, time to research the latest news updates and market trends, time to decide on a broker and time to do actual trading during market hours. To be a successful investor, you have to do your due diligence on your investments. When it comes [ keep reading ]

Is a Career in Voice Over Right for You?

I fell into my voice over career by accident. I attended a beginning voice over workshop on a whim, because I figured that, as an actor, it might be another useful skill to add to my resume. Much to my surprise, I ended up really loving it. Fast forward several years, and I’ve narrated projects [ keep reading ]

Incentive to quit smoking: How about paid time off?

incentive to quit smoking, cigarette in hand

It often surprises me how many people continue to become addicted to cigarette smoking. The data has been available for so long to basically (IMHO) scare the wits out of anyone even considering taking up the habit. If you’re one of many who are currently battling this addiction, you might be looking for an incentive [ keep reading ]

The Gig Economy – is it Right for You?

This job I’m doing right now, as I write these words, is part of an emerging modern workforce. Around 57 million people in the United States and over 2 million in Canada are estimated to be part of the “gig economy.” If you aren’t familiar with the term, this is a portion of the labor [ keep reading ]

Subscription Services – it’s Not Just Magazines Anymore.

In my bathroom cabinet is my new toothbrush. I signed up for a toothbrush on subscription. The company will mail me replacement brush heads every three months, as dentists recommend, so I can stop telling myself that it’s perfectly fine that I only change mine every six months. In addition, I am looking at similar [ keep reading ]

Work from Home Ideas that are Doable with Kids

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It’s definitely not your great grand-mother’s world anymore. Gone are the days (which some are quite happy about) when family life typically followed a pattern. It was logically assumed that a mother would stay home and raise a family while a father left home daily to earn an income. Many married couples still live this [ keep reading ]

Perks: How Businesses Are Attracting and Keeping New Talent

The national unemployment rate, as of December 2018, is 3.9 percent. If you look at the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can see the rate has trended downward over the past ten years. This is excellent news for people looking for work, and for our society overall. It does have one negative [ keep reading ]

The Importance of Investing

Although saving money is arguably more important than ever before, it has sadly become increasingly difficult. These days, the majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The cost of living in the United States continues to skyrocket while wages remain virtually unchanged. For decades, financial advisors have stressed the importance of saving money. But, [ keep reading ]

Is Your Business Idea Worth a Go?

Have you been dreaming of starting your own business? Perhaps, you’ve been working in the 9 to 5 world (which likely often winds up being longer) and answering to a higher authority on the job for years. What you’ve really wanted for as long as you can remember is to be your own boss, to [ keep reading ]

Trade School Versus College (An Alternate Path to Business Success?)

It’s surprising how many people in the U.S. attend college simply because “It’s what you do when you live in America and turn 18.” So many young people enter college without having a clue as to where they’re headed in their futures. They don’t have specific goals; in fact, some say they don’t even want [ keep reading ]


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