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Work From Home Guide

Legitimate Work-From-Home Opportunities  With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking to work from home and find freelance work. The problem is that there are many ripoff work-from-home outfits that claim to find you jobs for an upfront fee. They're just trying to ...

Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 To Quit

Amazon is offering employees up to $5,000 to quit. What in the world are they thinking?! The online retail giant got some really negative publicity about its Pay To Quit program. Under the program's terms, if you've been working for 1 year and decide you want to quit, they'll pay ...

Creative websites for hiring workers and job hunting

Using the Internet to connect with people who have particular skills sets has become extremely popular in an era of more and more contract work. I recently told you about a service called Fiverr.com, where people share things they're willing to do for $5. You might be able to hire ...

New fight over mandatory sick leave

In an age when some 40% of people have no sick leave at work, there's a big push to mandate employers to grant it across the country. Yet I think there's a better solution that doesn't require a government mandate. In Central Florida, there has been a big to do ...

4 Online Survey Sites/Focus Groups That Pay

I'm asked continually if people can really make huge money in their spare time by taking surveys online. The answer is overwhelmingly "no," but there are a few possible exceptions. The reality is that almost every single solicitation you see in your inbox or on a banner ad on a ...

Create a free e-book now

While I've been on book tour for Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul,  I've received question after question from people who say they've written a book and want to know the best way to get it published. The answer I've given to this question has really changed over ...

Free background checks

Have you seen what's out there on the Internet about you? I've got some free ways for you to get it done. We're in an era when many online databases are publicly available. But the info that's available could be totally inaccurate. Take my wife as an example. When you ...

More apps to supplement your income

Looking some quick ways to make a little extra cash? Some months ago, I told you about a service called  Fiverr.com, where people share things they're willing to do for $5. You might be able to hire someone to review your resume, design a website, improve a PowerPoint presentation or ...

Longer commute times cost you in more ways than one

Long commutes can cost you in more ways than one. I want to help you offset the true cost of commuting. There's an old adage from the real estate industry that says people drive to the freeway exit where they can afford a house and that's where they live. But ...

Should you ever work for free?

I lose count of my “jobs” these days: my literary writing (that theoretically pays, or had better one day or else), a nonprofit board on which I serve as president, and the magazine I started last summer. While I certainly put the same intensity into everything, I can definitely say that I work ...

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