Could Side Gigs Hurt Your Career?

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?

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Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts

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

Warning: Unemployment May Be Good For You

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