Building a professional network is a crucial (yet daunting) factor in developing a career. In a competitive job market, it's important to network efficiently and be memorable to your contacts.
Nothing is sweeter (or scarier) than realizing you finally have the savings and ability to move out of your parents’ place. But hitting the pavement and scouring the back of the Classifieds is so 1995. Thankfully, the web is packed with search engines, resources, tips, and checklists to get you moving and keep you organized.
Become your own boss. Set your own hours. Do what you really want to do. All of those are the perks of starting your own business.
Ahh, the great holiday of romance. Instead of rolling your eyes at the idea of it, curling up with a book or a movie, or crying yourself to sleep, celebrate Singles Awareness Day. Try an athletic activity to get your mind off of whatever gets you down. It’s not nearly as expensive as that fancy dinner and a dozen roses.
When the mercury dips to levels only polar bears can contend with, mere mortals crank the heat. Home heating represents the biggest piece of the expense pie--up to 35-50% annually, especially in chillier states. Homeowners and renters alike can benefit from a few simple tricks and maintenance tips to help heat bills fall like snow.
The lure of the big city is easy to understand. Having concerts, art, and amazing restaurants at your fingertips can be enough to draw anyone in. Unfortunately, those things take money, something students and recent grads usually lack. But you don’t have to deprive yourself. With a little planning--and some discipline--you can paint the town red while staying in the black.
There are only so many hours in the day. Use these ideas to help you make the most of them.