My Top Tips for Freelancers Just Starting Out

My Top Tips for Freelancers Just Starting Out

Many people dream of quitting their jobs and going freelance. Are you one of them? Maybe you want to control your own schedule, escape a bad boss, or get out of the cubicle and work from home. In 2012, I did just that, becoming a freelance web developer. So far,...
Ten Ways to Increase Your Productivity on a Computer

Ten Ways to Increase Your Productivity on a Computer

Do you work on a computer all day? How would you like to get more done in the same amount of time? Here are my top ten tips on how to be more productive on a computer, without getting a new computer. Some involve hardware changes; some involve behavioral changes. Some...
Why I Love My Standing Desk

Why I Love My Standing Desk

Concerned about the long hours I spend sitting in front of a computer working at home, I had been wanting to jump onto the standing desk bandwagon for a while.  Finally, when Apple CEO Tim Cook said that “sitting is the new cancer” (which actually doesn’t really make...
The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer

The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer

After working for all of my career as a full-time employee, I took the plunge, quit my job, and became a freelance web developer some years ago. Sure, I had to tighten my belt and there were some uncertain times. But in the end, it is one of the best things I’ve...
Why You Should Consolidate 401Ks from Your Old Employers

Why You Should Consolidate 401Ks from Your Old Employers

Many people have old “orphaned” 401Ks with previous employers and wonder what to do with them. I personally had two, which isn’t that many compared to some. I read the pros and cons of leaving them at previous employers vs. rolling them into a single plan and it...
Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

No job is perfect, and every job has its ups and downs.  But, sometimes people need a wake-up call to realize that they are at the wrong job and it’s time to move on, either to a  different position at the same company or to another company or career altogether.  If...
The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

Do you hate being held hostage in boring meetings at work where they spew the latest MBA jargon and prevent you from completing your real work? If so, I have the perfect solution: Corporate Lingo Bingo. Just navigate to this site on your phone:...
How to Be Productive Working from Home

How to Be Productive Working from Home

I went from having a full-time (i.e., 50 hour a week) job to being a stay-at-home contractor, with some time allocated for studying. As the time to quit my full-time job approached, I wondered what it would be like to work from home.. Would I get any work done or be...
Top Ten Resume Mistakes

Top Ten Resume Mistakes

After ten years of experience as a hiring manager, I’ve seen literally thousands of resumes, some good, some terrible. Here are some mistakes that you can fix right now to improve your chances of being hired. Mistake #1: Not explaining what industry your...

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