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Ask Chuck: Getting the Right Job Right Out of School

Ask Chuck- Finding the Right Job Right Out of School

Dear Chuck, My husband and I anticipate graduating in May. I’ve read that our resumes are extremely important. While he has part-time job and internship history, mine is very limited. We have student loans and hope to land great jobs as soon as we can. Could you tell me what employers are really looking for […]

Ask Chuck: Should Children or Parents Take On Student Debt?

ask chuck who should take on student debt

Dear Chuck, We have a son graduating high school this year and are trying to make plans for his college years. While he’s done an excellent job applying for and receiving scholarships, taking AP classes, and CLEP exams, we will still have to take out student loans. My question is who should take out the […]

27 Creative Ways to Increase Your Income

27 creative ways to increase income

Finding creative ways to increase your income has become an increasingly important step in navigating the workforce and personal finance. It can help you develop and sharpen skills to add value to your current job, and provide financial margin to accomplish future goals, such as saving, investing, and paying off debt. If you’re looking for […]

Can’t Focus at Work? Use Task Batching to Organize Your Brain

cant focus at work? try task batching instead of multitasking

Creativity has never been a more in-demand skill. As automation takes over millions of low-skill, easily repeatable jobs, human creativity is one of the core attributes that differentiates us from machines. Real creativity, the kind that leads to breakthroughs in thinking and design, requires long stretches of deep, uninterrupted concentration. Multitasking is the biggest threat […]

Ask Chuck: Does Job Hopping Mean More Money?

Dear Chuck, I recently read an article from Forbes that staying at a job for more than 2 years means you’ll get paid 50% less. I come from a background where my parents and grandparents stayed with the same company their entire careers, so changing jobs every 2 years to keep a better pay sounds […]

Why Hard Work is Severely Overrated

Hard work matters, in fact it’s biblical, but it’s not the only factor in your success. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that hard work can be overrated if done the wrong way  “Work heartily unto the Lord”, but be a good steward of your time and talents. The Power of Mentors […]

Ask Chuck: Creative Ways to Increase Income

Dear Chuck, My wife and I really want 2018 to be the year we get our finances in order and become better stewards. We have a significant amount of debt we still need to pay off, and recognize our need to save and give generously. Our finances already seem to be stretched thin, and we […]

How to Become a Life-Long Learner

Last week, I talked about the importance of continual learning and self-education. Not only does it benefit your career, it boosts your confidence, exercises your mind, grows your connections, decreases stress, improves familial relationships, and brings you closer to God. Now that you know the benefits of continuous learning, the question becomes: How do you […]

Why Continuous Self-Education Is Good for More Than Just Your Career

For most people, learning — at least, intentional learning — ends after college. They toil through their high school and university years, maybe pursuing an advanced degree. But once they’ve accepted that final diploma, their learning days are done. Or so they think. In reality, we learn all the time. Every work assignment and every […]

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