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How to Ask for a Promotion (and Get

From Five Cent Nickel on May 25, 2017

If you want to build a meaningful and lucrative career, you’re going to have to learn how to feel confident talking to your boss about your ambitions, and asking for the support you need to progress. No matter how necessary, though, that conversation can make even the most outgoing of ...

The Hidden Savings In a Rent Payment

From Five Cent Nickel on May 18, 2017

The scene was a sidewalk café on Chicago’s northwest side, one summery evening around 2006. I’d been joined for dinner by a couple friends, Grant and Kate, and between bites of chicken Vesuvio — or was it a chopped salad? — was enjoying the witty, intelligent repartee of my two companions. There was a ...

How to Budget Without Regular Paychecks

From Five Cent Nickel on May 18, 2017

Successful budgeting tends to depend on two things: careful planning and a steady income. The first, anyone can do. The second may not be so simple. If you’re self-employed, you might be asking yourself, “But I don’t have a regular paycheck coming in — can I even set up a budget? ...

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