In a previous article on networking mistakes, I addressed several of the stumbling blocks that many people encounter when beginning to network. But to make those mistakes, you have to at least get started! This article addresses 12 potential avenues for networking that you may have overlooked. There’s no better job search or career exploration […]

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Lying To Ourselves Is The Worst Lie Of All

by Ron Haynes

You are the only person who really values your time. Think about it. How many times have you been a position where you needed or wanted to accomplish something (eat lunch, attend a school function, visit a relative, take a vacation), but someone else (co-worker, boss, spouse, child, customer) demanded that you bend to their […]

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8 Retail Ripoff Tactics

by Ron Haynes

Think you’ve seen every retail ripoff? Think again. Here are 8 commonly used tactics used by retailers and car dealers to separate you from your hard earned dollars. Read these and be prepared for the next time!

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Is Refinancing My Car Loan Worth My Time?

by Ron Haynes

As the prices of automobiles continue to increase, most buyers today consider it inevitable they will have to take out a loan to purchase their dream vehicle. However, the downside of a car loan is often the amount of the monthly payment as well as the length of the loan. Because many of today’s loans […]

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Preparing for Your Home Inspection

by Ron Haynes

Home buyers may be as unique as the homes they are looking to buy, but they all share a common desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. They will have concerns about the roof, the heating system, the floors and […]

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Ready to FIRE Half Your Staff?

by Ron Haynes

Management can be an absolute joy when you have the right people in the right positions. And if all those people communicate well, avoid petty gossip, respond properly to suggestions from management and co-workers, and hit their revenue and profit goals … well, it doesn’t get much better. On the flip side, management can be […]

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How I Teach My Kids About Money and Life By Using Bricks

by Ron Haynes

photo credit: dewfall The little blocks that make up every decision we make are what constructs our lives, financial, spiritual, emotional, psychological, occupational, and every other “—tional” you can think of. Just like a building is built brick by brick, so are our lives. I frequently show a very large brick wall to my kids, […]

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12 Truths About Procrastination and You (and me, too)

by Ron Haynes

We’ve all done it: put off what we know we should do, waiting until a later time. While many of us are professional procrastinators, the truth is very few people always do everything on time. Sometimes a “wait-and-see” approach pays off, but that process requires thoughtful judgment, and really isn’t the same as procrastination. Forms […]

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How To Plan Your Week In 20 Minutes

by Ron Haynes

Can you imagine building a home without a set of blueprints? Sure, you’d get something done, but it wouldn’t be well planned. You would probably get some walls constructed and would put a roof on it. You would get some sort of house, but it might not look anything like what you really wanted. Building […]

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Why I Left My Cushy Corporate Job To Strike Out On My Own

by Ron Haynes

Some of you will think I was nuts. Some of you will understand. But one thing I do know, I’m writing this article more for me than for anyone else. Sometimes I need to think on paper (or on my blog) and nothing is better than seeing your thoughts in print … especially when you’re […]

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Office Politics – How to Manage Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself

by Ron Haynes

Office politics are no different than any other politics. They are a generalized set of (mostly unwritten) rules that govern how we interact with each other. You may be thinking, “Nice definition, Ron, but office politics are what gets me in trouble, keeps me from advancing in my career, and keeps me from making a […]

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Beware of These Four Tax Preparation Scams

by Ron Haynes

Though most people who prepare tax returns are professionals and render correct, honest, thoughtful and excellent service to their tax return clients, some DO occasionally make a basic math error of miss a deduction. Those aren’t the people you need to beware of. No, I’m talking about the fly-by-night types that engage in fraud and […]

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Don’t Panic: There’s Still Time To Complete Your Taxes

by Ron Haynes

Yes, the deadline is just around the corner but even if you’ve waited until today, you still have time to get your taxes completed. Even if you don’t think you have time, you can always use one of the big tax software firms to file IRS form 4868, getting an extension until August. Get ‘em […]

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