Career

Your career is an integral part of your financial life. But at times, it can feel like your financial and career goals are at odds with each other. So how can you get them on the same page? And how can you start making more money in order to achieve your long-term goals? The blog posts below will teach you how to do exactly that.

4 Simple Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Most of us know that some sort of career is necessary. I’m a freelance writer, so my “job” isn’t traditional, but I still have to think about my career overall and make strategic decisions if I want to maintain the earning power that provides me with a place to live and my son food to eat. If you aren’t entirely satisfied…

The Surprising Benefits of Taking on a Side Gig

When I was offered my first, post-college salaried job at a newspaper, I remember being thrilled at the prospect of earning a steady, reliable income every month. I re-read my offer letter over and over, imagining how grown up I would feel once I received that first direct deposit in my bank account. Then it hit and I was beyond…

5 Work at Home Jobs You Want to Avoid (and 7 Legit Alternatives)

Want to make $10,000 a month from the comforts of your own home? Call for immediate consideration; no experience required! Sound familiar? Unfortunately, there are tons of shady companies that prey on those individuals looking for a more flexible work arrangement through these deceptive advertisements. They know that when times get tough, job seekers are sometimes vulnerable and willing to do…

How I Rocked My Job Hunt (And How You Can Too)

As an English major from UC Santa Cruz, I’m no stranger to looks of pity. Creative writing isn’t exactly a major known for its promise of job security and despite my best efforts to prove everyone wrong, my job hunt post college wasn’t doing much to help my case. As in, I wasn’t exactly drowning in job offers. When I…

Dough On The Side: How to Earn Extra Cash On Your Lunch Break

This is a guest post by Matt Giovanisci of Listen, Money Matters. My frugal co-worker Brian kept an arsenal of money-saving supplies in the office pantry: peanut butter, jelly, and a loaf of wheat bread. An admitted late eater, he’d wander into the pantry each afternoon around 1:30, just as everyone else was slipping into post-lunch comas. Out came the supplies…

Lost Generation No More: It’s Time to Take Back Our Deferred Dreams

In adulthood, outcomes can’t be bandaged like a banged up knee. The hallmark of being a “grown up” is facing tough choices. And those decisions made in adulthood can create outcomes that ripple out for years to come. Often the choices we make in early adulthood lead to outcomes we wouldn’t necessarily have chosen. Or worse, that we couldn’t predict….

Topics We’re Talking About: How To Grow Your Career

You hear a lot about saving money in the personal community. Ways to cut costs here or save on expenses there. But increasing your earnings over time is also an important part of a successful financial plan! And what better way to boost your income than looking for ways to boost your career? That can mean adding an extra source…

Announcing ReadyForZero’s Very First Ebooks!

Here at ReadyForZero, there are a few things that we really love. We love to empower people to pay off their debt and show them the fastest and most motivating way to do so. And we love to help people stay educated on the things they can do to plot out the best possible financial future for themselves. Now we’re…