How I Made Money Online in 2012

I'm continuing to close out last year's books this week, and as my online business grows, it may be useful for those of you who are also interested in making money online to understand how I do it. In this post, I'll break down exactly where and how I made money in 2012 and my … Continue reading How I Made Money Online in 2012


Why I Prefer Direct Deposit Over Paper Checks

When it comes to how one’s paycheck gets to the bank, there are two main options for employers and employees alike--the paper check and direct deposit. Many employers will only provide one or the other, depending on what state laws permit. At the remaining group of companies, employees can choose either option. That’s where I … Continue reading Why I Prefer Direct Deposit Over Paper Checks

Do You Sell Products Online?

The Internet has become a dominating force in our lives and something that we would be hard-pressed to live without. In tandem with this social shift, the idea of using the web to sell products online is also becoming more commonplace. The motivation to sell varies from person to person. You might be: getting rid … Continue reading Do You Sell Products Online?


How Do You Feel About a 40-Hour Week?

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.


Pros and Cons of Long-Term Employment

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.


6 Strategies to Stop Wasting Your Raises

Getting a raise might seem like a long shot, but when you get it--you have some decisions to make. These are 6 tried-and-true strategies that have worked for me.


Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?

That’s the premise of a new book by Charles Farrell, “Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security at Every Stage of Life.” The book lives up to its title—people at any stage of life can pick this up and figure out exactly how they relate to where they should be, according to Farrell. … Continue reading Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?