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Why Lying On Your Resume Isn’t Worth the Shame

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

As George Constanza once said on an episode of Seinfeld, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.” That’s the worst thing about lying, and habitual lying, in general. You just end up lying to yourself more than to others, which was the original intent. Lying, especially in a professional setting, just becomes a perpetual cycle of confusion and chaos

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Never Turn Down an Undesired Job When You Don’t Have One

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Never pass up a sure thing. Especially when it comes to job offers. You don’t have to look at it like a multiple year or decades long slog. Sometimes, you must consider taking a job you don’t want now to plan for the financial future you need later. This is great advice to consider when the alternative is continued unemployment.

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How Voice Tone Influences Job Interview Results

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Did you know that people usually switch jobs or radically alter their career paths at least 5 to 15 times within a working lifetime? According to a 2018 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs at least a dozen times throughout their life. Why do people change jobs so often? Does it have anything to

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What Is The Average Cost Of Tooth Extraction?

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

“I am in a lot of pain and I give you permission to remove 2 or 3 teeth.” Many years ago, I was in so much pain from a toothache that I went to a dentist’s office and wrote those exact words on a patient registration form. I said this to my relatives, and they howled with laughter. It was

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Loaning Money to Relatives Never Ends Well. I Learned the Hard Way.

By |December 22nd, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

I began traveling the world in 1996. Over the years I visited places like Belgium, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and even the Philippines. I spent a semester studying abroad in London, England during my junior year in college. For extra money, I worked in the library and whatever local odd jobs I could. While studying in London, I worked illegally

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How To Use $6 Black Gorilla Tape to Fix Minor Bumper Damage

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

(Public domain image via WikiMedia Commons) Unless you have an inordinate and unhealthy obsession with morbid curiosity, it is human nature to look away from a car crash. Sure, we look. But then we wince, cringe, and look away. It’s human empathy. No one wants to imagine being injured or killed in a car crash. Even with no loss of

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