Lifestyle

11 Money Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage. This was obviously a huge lapse in financial judgment, but it got me thinking about subtler money mistakes that we’re all prone to—errors you might […]

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Career

What Actually Happened When I Quit My Job After Three Months

You should stay at your first job for at least one year. That’s the advice I heard over and over. And, I won’t deny that it’s a solid recommendation—nobody wants to start their career looking like a noncommittal, undependable job hopper who’s going to hit the road the second something better rolls along. Personally, I didn’t think […]

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Career

Here’s Who You Can Turn to When You Can’t Count on HR (or Your Boss)

You and your co-worker had a spat. Your boss keeps throwing you under the bus. You’re looking to make an internal transfer or want to ask for a raise, but you have no idea how to approach the subject. When your company doesn’t have a dedicated or reliable HR team (or any HR employees at all), dealing with […]

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