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    The New Generation of Learning and Why to Take It Online

    The New Generation of Learning and Why to Take It Online
    For a long time “training” was in the province of a Human Resources department or considered an extra cost element of customer service. Today, however, knowing how to use a product or service has become critical not only for internal members of an organization, but a much wider audience, particularly online. The advent of social media in particular has created a ...
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    3 Ways to Turn Your Staff Into a Team

    Teamwork\'tém-werk\ n (1886): Work done by several associates, with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole. Does this sound familiar? If so, your team is on the right track. But if your team is a loosely organized group of individuals who get together once in a blue moon sporting nametags, you have ...
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    How to Motivate Your Team in Stressful Times

    Your company's third round of layoffs is imminent, your boss is barking out demands with heightened urgency, and your staff is tired, tense and afraid they're next in line to be laid off. It's your job to motivate them, continue to meet ever-increasing demands and bring your projects in under budget and on time. This all too familiar scenario is now ...
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    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland

    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland
    Does the world of investing seem like a mysterious place? You may feel like you’ve dropped down a rabbit hole into a strange land of creatures with names like TIGR, GNMA, and LURMS. Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, was a mathematician and logician of the 1800s. His inventive tales are full of ...
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    Women's Purchasing Power

    The 90 second video below by she-conomy.com shows that female consumers make a majority of purchasing decisions in comparison to men. • 70% of new businesses are started by women • 85% of all brand purchases are made by women          • 91% of new homes          • 80% of health care          • 93% ...
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    AdminSecret's Thanksgiving Wine Guide

    AdminSecret's Thanksgiving Wine Guide
    Yep, it’s that time of year. And rather than bore you with yet another Turkey Day post extolling the virtues of gewurztraminer or pinot noir, we’re going to tell it to you like it is. Are you ready? There is no perfect wine match for Thanksgiving meals. It’s something we as retailers have known for years (glorified in amusing detail by ...
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    Business Etiquette You Should Know

    Business Etiquette You Should Know
    What's the difference between the rising star whose career is picking up speed and his counterpart who can't seem to get the engine to turn over? Often, the star has mastered the nuances of business etiquette - the subtle but critical behaviors that can make or break an important meeting, influence a first impression or impress a potential client. According to ...
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    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money

    Ditch the Budget and Automate Your Money
    by Nicole Crimaldi, founder of MsCareerGirl.com It’s a Friday afternoon and you are walking home from work. You’ve had a super stressful week at work. Not only are your superiors on you about a plethora of issues at work, your best friend cancelled on your girls night and you are in a fight with your boyfriend. Enter . You walk past ...
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
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    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending
    Overspending is easy to do. Everyone falls for it every now and again because sometimes you just feel the need to spend. However, there may be things that trigger our overspending even when we know that we are on a budget and cannot really afford to spend money. 1) Stress – Work, family, friends, sickness, money…all these things (and many more) ...
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    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks

    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks
    Taxes are overwhelming and complicated. There is form after form and it gets tough to keep them all straight. The most painful part, however, is seeing the toll it takes on you wallet. TurboTax, Military.com and AdminSecret have brought you expert financial advice to make your taxes as painless as possible and hopefully save a lot of money in the process. ...
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    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?
    Whether starting your own business is something you've always dreamed of or it's one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own: A New Business Is Like a New Baby If you're a parent, you know how your baby changed your life in ways you never anticipated. You may have envisioned parenthood ...
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    h4. 1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due ...
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    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill

    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill
    The average American home will spend $990 on heating this year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Add that to the rising costs of food, clothing, and travel, and almost every individual and family will feel the pinch. Fortunately, you can make your utility bills more manageable. Many steps to reducing your bills apply to everyone, even those living in ...
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    5 Insurance Myths Busted

    5 Insurance Myths Busted
    Misinformation and myths plague the insurance industry. Many times consumers aren't sure how much insurance to purchase or if they have purchased the right kind to begin with. If you're one of the thousands of Americans that don't understand insurance and what it offers read this list of the top 5 insurance myths and the facts behind them." h4. 1.) Auto ...
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    Admins! Save Over $3000 a Year with These Easy Suggestions for Your Worklife

    Admins! Save Over $3000 a Year with These Easy Suggestions for Your Worklife
    We get paid to go to work, but the actual act of getting ready, going to and actually being at work, costs us money. Here are some super simple and easy ways to save thousands of dollars on work-related expenses. * Keep in mind that we calculated the number of days and weeks as to a typical American work period of ...
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    Slideshow: 13 Ways to Cut Business Expenses

    Slideshow: 13 Ways to Cut Business Expenses
    Below, "Three Easy Ways to Cut Business Costs" then see the slideshow for 10 More Ways to Cut Business Costs Small business owners are always looking to cut expenses where they can. But in today's business climate, reducing outlays may be particularly important. In this column, Smart Answers shares several tips on how small companies can save on operating expenses. Do ...
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    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses

    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses
    Commitment to your job sometimes requires digging into your own pocket to purchase a uniform or treat a client to 18 holes of golf. But such unreimbursed expenses can pinch financially, unless you learn IRS rules for deducting work-related costs from your taxable income. Fastidious record keeping and advice from a tax professional can also help mitigate the suffering. "Many of ...
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    Should You Take Advice from Your 401k Provider?

    Should You Take Advice from Your 401k Provider?
    This article first appeared on MonsterThe Pension Protection Act, which both strengthens employers' existing pension obligations and discourages them from undertaking new obligations, also makes a broader point to US workers: "The overall message of the bill is, you're on your own," says James Lange, a lawyer, CPA and author of Retire Secure. Even so, the 2006 law has also made ...
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    Seven Steps to Get A Loan For Your Business

    Seven Steps to Get A Loan For Your Business
    Loans are a time-tested way of raising capital for your business. We would love to tell you that it is as easy as going to the bank and asking for money, but as you probably know by now it is quite the opposite. We wrote the following steps to help you raise the right amount of capital to get your business ...
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