Career and Business

Achieving financial dreams starts with the right career. Debt.com offers advice on how to land a job, get promoted and get the most out of every paycheck.

Entrepreneurial lessons from Donald Trump

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 | John Rampton

…and 3 lessons they shouldn’t!

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Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

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The Rudest Generation

March 10, 2017 | Joe Pye

Generation Z makes millennials look like saints — but they’re the most likely to reach out to businesses.

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Ten States With Best Paid Teachers

March 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Teachers living in Alaska and New York can make nearly twice as much as those living in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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Millennials Struggle To Stay Calm At Work

February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

Young professionals bear the brunt of increasing work-related stress.

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6 Stupid Things That Can Cost You a Job

February 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Asking the hiring manager where the nearest bar is located won’t get you in.

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017 | John Rampton

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

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Honeymooning at Work

February 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Just like marriages, happiness levels at work take a nose-dive after the first year on the job. If the honeymoon is over at your job, there are still ways for you to be happy.

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We’re All Burnt Out But No One Cares

February 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As many as 95 percent of hiring managers say employee burnout is completely damaging companies, causing high turnover rates and workplace retention issues.

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Should I Work for a Brand-New Company?

February 9, 2017 | John Rampton

Here are the pros and cons to starting up a start-up.

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If You Were a Real Falcons Fan, You’d Give This Up

February 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Americans say they would trade these work benefits just to see their team claim the Super Bowl.

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Dvorkin On Debt: What Matters More, Money Or Power?

February 6, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The answer depends on one factor. Sadly, no one’s talking about it.

A networking study says Facebook counts

#PlanForVacation Sounds Nice, except we Won’t Do it

January 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Americans are leaving 658 million vacation days unused every single year.

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Auto Crashes are Up, So Insurance Is Going Up

January 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Auto claim frequency and severity are up over the last two years, making insurance companies consider raising the costs of policies and premiums.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

How to Make Six Figures at a Job with Thousands of Openings

January 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Glassdoor named software engineers as the 16th-best job in the country. With a $101,000 median base salary and 17,085 openings, your chances of landing a sweet gig with a hefty salary is high.

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Sorry: Most Employees Are Working Today

January 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Only 37 percent of employees will be getting paid to not work today. It’s an all-time high, but the rest of us will be working today.

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Need a Job? Chances Are You’ll Get One

January 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of employers plan to hire permanent, full-time employees and 30 percent plan to hire part-timers this year, even as unemployment is at one of its lowest points in history.

40-hour work week? Try 60

All Work, No Play Is the American Way

January 5, 2017 | Joe Pye

We’re getting paid vacation time, but not using all of it.

Where to sell stuff online

5 Websites You Need to Read Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

December 22, 2016 | John Rampton

Can a handful of websites help you start a business? If it’s one of these, then hell yeah.

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What Can You Do with a Coconut Bra? Give it to a Co-Worker

December 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Office gift-giving is cool, but try to stay away from giving a jar of gravy or dish detergent. Yes, those gifts have actually been given.

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‘Tis the Season for Partying

December 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Almost 90 percent of companies will host a holiday party this year, and most parties will be serving booze.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Want a New Job? Here are the Best Ones

December 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All jobs in these fields average at least $20 an hour and are some of the fastest-growing positions in the labor market right now.

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Jobs are Open, but Qualified Candidates aren’t Applying

December 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With generic resumes, cover letters and potential employees heading into interviews blind, many applicants aren’t prepared for the jobs they’re applying for.

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Should You Date or Marry an Entrepreneur?

December 1, 2016 | John Rampton

Finding the love of your life is tough enough, but there are special considerations with entrepreneurs.

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Can Ride-Sharing Provide an ‘Uber-Lyft’ to Your Income?

November 29, 2016 | Money Talks News

Earn money driving for ride-share companies. But exactly how much can you make?

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How To Prepare Your Finances For A Layoff

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.

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There is No Ideal Entrepreneur

November 10, 2016 | John Rampton

But there are a lot of them, and they’re successful. Want to join them?

How to thank your boss's on national boss day

Office Gift-giving: Yay or Nay?

November 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most human resources managers agree that employees and managers should have gift exchanges, but admit there have been some really strange gifts given in the past that shouldn’t be repeated.

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How To Manage Your Finances When You Get A Raise

November 3, 2016 | Debt.com

Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.

Be the boss or befriend the boss?

Holiday Parties Are Prime Time for Bosses to Embarrass Themselves

November 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Why do managers seem to always lose their cool in front of employees at holiday parties?

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Dvorkin On Debt: My Millennial Financial Obsession

October 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I often worry about the financial future of the next generation. But it’s hard to tell whether my fears are misplaced with this research.

Technology tops consumer holiday wish list

Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016 | John Rampton

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

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Want to Start Your Own Business? Head Northwest

September 26, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With no corporate or individual income tax, move to Wyoming to get your company off the ground.

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Are You Really Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

September 22, 2016 | John Rampton

The answer is no, until you do these five things.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Many of Us Want to Change Jobs – But Not for the Money

August 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Salary tops the list, just barely — “benefits” and “fun” are next

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How Smart People Sink Their Careers in 15 Minutes

August 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They forget to do these four things when they apply for a job, and it costs them.

Money questions millennials ask

Money Problems Make Young People “Work Martyrs”

August 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Millennials are so worried about their current finances that they will never stop working.

Don't fall for the top scams of 2014.

Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cover Minimum Needs

August 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans can’t make ends meet within their minimum wage jobs.

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Do Americans Hate Successful Men?

August 9, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Dudes top the list of most overpaid, least respected celebrities

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Employers Now Use Financial Background in the Hiring Process

July 25, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The impact credit scores now have on those seeking out employment