Side gigs, a.k.a. freelancing, moonlighting, side businesses, etc. are all the rage these days. It seems that every blogger writing about personal finance, career development, or just about anything else, is promoting and encouraging readers to start side gigs, particularly if those bloggers themselves have "made it big" with their online or offline business. On … Continue reading Could Side Gigs Hurt Your Career?
This is a guest post from Julian, who writes a blog called Frugaal, covering all kinds of ways to address bad spending habits. While today's post is not exactly encouraging of self-employment, I agree with it in the sense that working for yourself is not a decision to be made lightly, especially if you're responsible … Continue reading Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts
When I first got into blogging, I had a dream that someday, somehow, this would become my full-time gig. The image in my head was one of relaxing on a beach somewhere in Hawaii, laptop in hand, working on my next personal finance post while sipping on some great drink. While the part about Hawaii … Continue reading 12 Reasons Why Blogging May Never Become My Full Time Job
It was 2006, shortly after graduating college with professional degrees in architecture, and things were looking up for us. Real estate in Florida was reaching its peak, developers couldn't hire architects fast enough to create new projects, and firms of all sizes were hiring even semi-decent talent. I honestly believed I could find good-paying work … Continue reading Warning: Unemployment May Be Good For You
An interesting article at the Wall Street Journal confirms what we’ve known to be the case all along—40 hours for professional employees is perceived in many industries to be a part-time week.
Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the first day I worked for my current employer. I evaluate some of the pros and cons of staying with the same company for a long period of time rather than looking around from time to time for new employment.
As the economy continues to be sour, employers are using fear tactics more and more frequently. Here are a few reasons why it's a bad idea.