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Ten Unmistakable Signs You've Stayed At Your Job Too Long

I sympathize with anyone who wakes up one morning with a raging headache and realizes that they’ve stayed too long at the wrong job.<p>I have stuck around in terrible situations for way too long myself.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>I knew in my gut that something was wrong, but I thought I could fix it — or I …

How To Teach Your Children About Finances...At Any Age

As parents, we understand the importance of talking to our children about sex and drugs. We get them involved in sports early to teach them the value of teamwork and physical health. Yet how often do we discuss budgeting, compound interest or debt management? When it comes to finances, we don’t …

Five 'Sticky' Questions You Need To Ask -- Before You Take The Job

Dear Liz,<p>I took a new job last September. It was the wrong job for me to take, and now I’m paying the price.<p>I can see now that I was frantic to get a new job, even though I had more money in the bank when I got laid off than I’ve ever had before.<p>I took the job and now I’m regretting it.<p>When I hit …

Don't Give Away Your Salary Details -- Do This, Instead

If you want to step into the new-millennium workplace and into your own power, you have to learn to set boundaries.<p>Most of us have been trained so thoroughly to respect authority figures that we cave right away whenever we are asked to do something on the job search trail.<p>We might not want to do …

3 strategies to generate wealth

Learn how wealth differs from income, and how you can grow your wealth to enable a more comfortable lifestyle.<p>We all want to make more money—that's …

6 Common Money Management Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make - OLBlog

Many entrepreneurs find money management difficult, especially during in the early days, and yet it is something that is absolutely critical to the …

Management Lesson: Turning Pain Into Laughter

That’s a “formula” that the late Garry Marshall, creator and producer of memorable sitcoms like <i>Happy Days</i>, <i>Laverne and Shirley</i> and <i>Mork and Mindy</i>, said he learned from observing comedian Lenny Bruce.<p>Humor emerging from pain is man’s way of coping with something that hurt you. Some people would turn …

Ten Red Flags That Scream 'Do Not Take This Job'

When you find yourself in a job-search desert where the low level of activity chips away at your self-confidence, any sign of an employer’s interest feels like manna from heaven. It is exciting to hear from a recruiter or an employer that they like your resume when you haven’t had a nibble for …

4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

A well-orchestrated team depends on everyone doing their job, at the time they are supposed to do it, yielding the results they are supposed to yield. Everyone likes to think they are accountable. Are they? As a leader, you need to ensure that your team actually is accountable.<p>What does …

Is it better to buy to rent or invest in property stocks in South Africa?

You may spend your holidays thinking about owning coastal property, or maybe you are considering increasing your property portfolio with a number of …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their 20s

Easier said then done -- welcome to adulthood.<p>We all make mistakes, but for Millennials in our 20s the real pressure's on.<p>We've been told that we need to build our careers, escape the shackles of student loan debt, make our first major purchases, and find our one and only soul mate.<p>With all of …

7 money moves you should make before you turn 25

Even if math isn't your thing, it's important to figure out exactly what you're spending every month.<p>Add up all the money you have coming in -- generally, that's your paycheck. Then subtract what you regularly spend. If you're not disciplined enough to write down all your purchases, ditch the cash …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

The Smartest Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make

Remember: your most limited resource is time.<p>There’s really only one thing young people need know about money: Save for retirement, starting now.<p>Yes, …

Top 4 money habits of rich millennials

Millennials face an uphill battle when it comes to their finances. Crippling student loan debt, skyrocketing rental rates and dismal wages form a perfect storm of sorts that makes it hard for young adults to get ahead. There are some millennials, however, who have managed to build up some sizable …

Marriage Isn't Hard

Tax season: Ways to save more tax

<b>SIKI MGABADELI:</b> Tax filing season kicked off on July 1. None of us of course loves paying tax but it’s an obligation we have to meet. So today we are …

7 Things All Newlyweds Need to Do With Their Money, Stat

The full meaning of "for richer or for poorer."<p>This past April, I finally finished a project that took a year and a half, way too much money, and more stress than the human brain should be expected to handle. Yes, reader, I married him. The wedding was wonderful, and so is my husband, though it's …

Should I open up a credit card in college?

<i>Should I get a credit card in college to start building credit?</i> <i>--Bradley Weaver, 20, Athens, Georgia</i><p>Opening up a credit card while you're young can generally be helpful to your all-important credit score. That's because the earlier you open up an account, the longer your credit history.<p>But with …

7 Leadership Truths That Are Simple In Concept, But Not So Simple To Live

When it comes to leadership, you can’t lead others–effectively–until you know how to lead yourself. I was recently asked during a pre-interview what I learned about leadership after serving 13 years in the military, and I told the interviewer that I had to think about it because, quite honestly, I …

Leadership

5 Phrases That Will Radically Revolutionize Your Marriage

Powerful message. Never forget the power of the tongue!

8 questions to ask before buying your first home

Do you really know why you are buying a house?<p>Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real …

Real Estate

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Interest Rates

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Five Things Your Boss Really Wants But Never Talks About

Your boss may be extremely clear in spelling out your job expectations, setting goals, adding to your do-list and measuring your performance, but she may not be telling you the most important things that she wants and needs from you. Here are five things your boss wants:<p><b>1. Solutions Not …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Ten Unmistakable Signs Your Employees Are Job-Hunting

Some workplace questions are difficult to answer, but this one is not: Why do employees quit their jobs?<p>They do it because they are undervalued. They leave their jobs because they are kept in the dark and unappreciated. The biggest problem most managers have is that they neglect their …

7 bad habits keeping you from making more money

Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in maximizing your personal financial growth, but these strategies pale in comparison to one …