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It’s All About Me

You don’t have to be a celebrity to consider yourself a brand. In fact, no matter how low-profile your job, say career experts, it’s increasingly essential to assume the role of CEO not just of your career, but of your life. You can call this enterprise “Me, Inc.” “In today’s job market, being CEO of…

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Options For Affording College Textbooks

Tuition has been paid. The first installment at least. All items to ensure a successful semester have been acquired. But wait, that nasty expense of TEXTBOOKS has yet to dealt with. The average full-time  student at a private four-year college spent $1,213 on textbooks and course materials for the 2011-12 academic year, a 3% increase…

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Not Rich? Put Some Away Anyway

In a perfect world, we’d all put away 15 percent of our salaries annually for retirement as soon as we hit our early 20s. Saving that much so early would put us in good shape financially by the time we turn 65, experts say. But we don’t live in a perfect world. So what is a…

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Where Will YOU Be In Five Years?

Have you ever been asked that vague question on a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You know most of the reasons why the question is so bad: It begs a lame joke (“When, Ms. Manager, do you think you will be moving on?”), or brown-nosing (“I hope to be well…

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Under Armour’s Double Secret Lab

Chances are good that you own at least one piece of Under Armour. That is, if you move off the couch once in awhile to get the endorphins flowing. Under Armour’s success has been reliant on the ability to constantly innovate and differentiate itself from the bigger boys in the industry. So, it keeps the place…

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Speling Counts

They are watching you. Always watching. Every little thing you do. Every “i” you do not dot. Every “t” you do not cross. All the escapades, drinking, partying, gambling, and debauchery you post on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. And they DO pay attention to your grammar. Who, you ask? The grammar police?…

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From Crack Dealer to Top Vegas Chef

You CAN turn your life around and make an honest living. Maybe going to prison to have time to figure it out is what it takes, and that’s exactly what Jeff Henderson did. Henderson became the first African-American chef at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas before branding himself as “Chef Jeff” and starting The Henderson Group…

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That’ll Do For Now

It’s been a while since the last paycheck, and the finances are not looking good. Right now, you’re more concerned about making ends meet than finding the perfect job, but does taking that good-for-now job hurt your career in the long run? “If you take a temporary job after a year [of being unemployed], you…

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