I am currently reading Your Money or Your Life – which is a great book by the way. And I won’t turn this article into a review of the book since I haven’t finished it yet, but one of the things that I found very valuable the other day was calculating your real hourly wage. It’s not as simple as saying, “I make $400 a week and work 40 hours, therefore I make $10/hr.” When you factor in all the additional expenses of having your job (which some may not be obvious) that you could avoid if you didn’t have that particular job, you begin to see the value in this calculation.
A little over a year ago I ventured out into self-employment after spending much of the previous decade in the “Rat Race”. For most of that time I was a glorified pencil-pusher in the corporate abyss of a Fortune 500 company.
Now that I have spent over a year working for myself I can’t imagine doing anything else. For as trapped and held down as I felt before, I feel the opposite extreme of the joy of freedom. Just to be clear, self-employment has it’s own challenges and difficulties, but I honestly think they pale in comparison to what I went through while spinning my wheels in the Rat Race.
These are 4 important things to do when you hate your job…
[Note from Bob: I get WAY too many emails from readers who take out over $100K+ in student loans and upon graduation discover that even low paying jobs can be hard to come by. Many find themselves deep in debt with very little income – not exactly starting off on the right foot. I […]
“I’m sorry. We’re going to have to let you go.” These words strike fear into the hearts of wage earners across the U.S. every day. What if it happens to you? Do you know what to do? Two months ago my husband lost his job. It was tempting to panic, knowing our family had just […]
I recently spoke with a single mom who was planning to mortgage her paid for house in order to ease her children’s college burdens. Her logic? “I just can’t let them accumulate all of those student loans. What kind of a mother would?”
Have you ever wondered how setting a goal and following God’s will can co-exist? After all, what is the point setting a goal that isn’t what God is wanting for us?
Working from home is an excellent option for people who want to be with their families and still earn a living. When you work from home you can usually build a lot of flexibility into your schedule so that you can attend school functions for your children, care for sick family members, and tend to your household responsibilities . . . .
Go ahead, admit it. You’ve thought about playing the lottery before. Maybe you’ve even played it during one of those $300+ million jackpot frenzies. Or perhaps you are a regular customer of the game . . . .
You’ve probably heard of “the 80/20 rule.” The technical term for this common phrase is called the Pareto principle, named after . . . you guessed it, a man named Pareto . . . .
Ah, the joy of job interviews. The whole process seems to be a pretty inefficient way of hiring good employees, but it doesn’t look like it is going away any time soon. Rather than getting frustrated at the process, our best course of action is probably to go with the flow and learn how to play the game…
Let me start of by saying that I am a Christian and these are my views about Christians working on Sunday. My views probably don’t match up exactly with every person who reads this article, and that’s okay! I encourage you to discuss and share your thoughts on this article in a respectful way . . . .
If your household has always survived on at least two paychecks, the thought of living on a single income can be intimidating. It’s tough enough to live on two incomes – but one? It’s actually doable, but it can require a radical plan of action.
Quickly, how would you would answer this question: “What’s your income?” Everyone should understand the difference between gross and net income and why both numbers are important in your financial life.
Have you ever calculated your real hourly wage? You might be surprised! Once you find it out, you can use that information to make some adjustments in your personal and financial life that will result in real change.
Since it involves the distributions and use of money — called “minas” — the Parable of the Ten Minas (or Ten Talents) is often interpreted from a financial angle. I actually don’t think it’s truly about money, though it does contain some obvious lessons about the resources we are given.
In his book The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley asked 733 millionaires to rank 30 factors which led to their success. The number one attribute, “being honest with all people,” tells volumes about the importance of integrity in the workplace: it is more than living out good moral principles – it is also critical for succeeding in the business world.
While the current job market for the high-schooler and college student looks a little downcast right now, I still believe breaks abound for those who have applied themselves and have a desire to succeed. Here are some of the best jobs you can get as an 18-year-old.
How do you adequately say “thank you” to someone who gives so much of themselves, laying aside their own lives for the sake of serving and caring for the spiritual health of others? Depending on the level of forethought and creativity, there are many ways to thank a pastor!
A few years ago I was working at a job which I loved, but which paid less than what I considered the market rate for my experience and expertise. I therefore decided to ask my boss for a raise…