As I'm writing a series on Personal Finance basics, I have to be a bit general since "the basics" applies to a wide variety of individuals. Although all of my recent experience is in white-collar jobs, I'm also aware that many (if not most) of my … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Job Search Techniques
I guess this comes at an appropriate time since I just wrote about "Career Planning". A coworker from my last contract who runs his own company had contacted me a few weeks ago about an opportunity with a major "world banking institution". The big … [Read more...] about I made a major career choice today
Up next in the Personal Finance Basics Series is a task that I personally should go through myself: Career Planning. I have discovered what I'm good at doing, for the most part, but I haven't actually taken the time to sit down and figure out what I … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Career Planning
The first lesson for personal finance basics is about you, your job and your future. Why People Work People work to meet their needs, wants and goals. Some of us also work out of a sense of duty to ourselves, our families or just our fellow men and … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Your Job, Your Future
Part of me enjoys doing taxes, but a larger part of me dreads doing them because I never know if I'm doing them right. I always worry whether I'm putting a number in the wrong place, or worse, not including a number that will then trigger an … [Read more...] about 2007 Federal and State Taxes Review
It was 1 month ago since my last contract ended abruptly, and I finally went back to work on Monday. I had a "false start" 2 weeks ago and thought I would be starting with a different client, but then my boss' boss did some resource shuffling and … [Read more...] about I’m finally back to work! Blech!