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.

How to Network on a Budget

Getting a job is always about who you know. With unemployment still at high levels, even those who are employed sometimes feel uncertain in their position. Since sending resumes online is akin to sending it into a black hole, you need to network to reach your next job. And if you’re not careful, that can bust a hole in your…

Topics We’re Talking About: Career Conundrums

*Last Updated 7/2/2015 for broken links* Income is an essential part of the debt payoff equation. Make (or save) more money than you spend to end up in the black each month. But what about when that income isn’t quite as high what you were expecting, or when you’ve decided to have a go at earning it elsewhere? Unemployment or…

How Seasonal Work Can Help You To Pay Off Debt Faster

Those of us who have debt are always keeping an eye out for ways to reach that debt free date sooner. We’ve previously talked to people who used side jobs to pay off their debt faster, and while it’s not something that everyone can do, it might be an option for you. In fact, it could enable you to pay…

Salary Negotiation: How to Earn an Extra $600k in 7 Steps

This is a guest post by Lisa Chatroop. Allow me to share a startling statistic with you: research shows that those who negotiate their starting salary when accepting a job can earn an additional $600,000 over the course of their career. That money could make a big difference in paying off debt, saving for retirement, and sticking with your budget every…

Shannon’s Shout Outs: Retirement Edition

Exciting news – today is my last weekly shout out as I’ll be handing the reins over to our fabulous intern that could, Claire! Don’t forget to check in next Friday for the first installment of Claire’s Corner. It’s the last few days of Sandwich Generation Month and the perfect chance to talk about how we can all work to…

How to Build a Retirement Fund

Here at ReadyForZero, we’re focused on helping people become debt-free. But what happens when you achieve that goal? It takes perseverance, determination, and a serious adjustment of priorities to eliminate debt. In an ideal world, all of those skills would then be transferred to the rest of your finances so you can begin to build wealth. By applying the payments…