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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Picture yourself in a New Career with Toray Plastics (America)
by findRI.com Staff

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Too Rich
by Jill Schlesinger

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Take a seat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Still Ahead
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
A New Year Tax Checklist
Information provided by cmjllp.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
10 Step Career Tune-Up
Information Provided by quintcareers.com

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Happy Fifth!
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Tsunami Relief Donations Give Taxpayers an Early Deduction
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The Fed is Talking…Are you Listening
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Clever Ways to Get a Raise
Information provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
The IRS Publishes New Mileage Rates for 2005
Information provided by cmjllp.com

YOU'RE HIRED
Following Up: Planned Persistence Pays Off
by Tom Jack, Sponsored by Baldwin Recruiting & Consulting, LLC

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Resolution Solution
by Jill Schlesinger

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Beyond January
by Jill Schlesinger

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Resolutions We’d Like to See
by Jill Schlesinger

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Blame Alan!
by Jill Schlesinger

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Play Money
by Jill Schlesinger

HE SAID SHE SAID
Murphy re-elected as Speaker of the House
Press Release

PROFILE ON BUSINESS
Career Opportunities Come to Rhode Island
by findRI.com Staff

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Press vs. Price
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
A New Roth IRA Rule Benefits Seniors
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Carly’s Crash
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
10 Portfolio Career Tips
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

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Procrasti-Nation
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Time to Check Your Withholding
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Budget Busters
by Jill Schlesinger

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Capacity Tenacity
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Don’t Overlook these Deductions Even if you don’t Itemize
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Groundhog Investing
by Jill Schlesinger

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New England’s on a Roll
by Jill Schlesinger

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Q and A
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tame or Lame
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Breaking The Myths About Career Networking
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

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Our Oscars
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Simplify your life by organizing your tax records
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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It’s So Bad That He Won’t Believe Us
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Fed’s REAL Intent
by Jill Schlesinger

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Corporate Evolution
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Did You Forget Your Refund Check
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Invest Well
by Jill Schlesinger

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Super Bowl Patrol
by Jill Schlesinger

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Year of the Rooster
by Jill Schlesinger

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Pisces Markets
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Introduce Yourself Like You Mean It
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

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Pillow Talk
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
There’s Still Time to Cut Your 2004 Tax Bill
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Cash Re-hash
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 2
by Jill Schlesinger

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Ebbers and Flow of Corporate Greed
by Jill Schlesinger

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Content to Rent
by Jill Schlesinger

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Transcribe the Jive
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Be Aware of These Business Tax Credits
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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There’s Two Sides of a Divorce
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 3
by Jill Schlesinger

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Measure at your Pleasure
by Jill Schlesinger

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Yield at these Yields
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Job Interview Damage Control
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
There Are Tax Breaks for Seniors
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Six Tax Facts, Part 4
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Bottom Line on Ethics
by Jill Schlesinger

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A Pox on the S-Ox
by Jill Schlesinger

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What Do They Know
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Teachers Qualify for Special Tax Savings
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Martha’s Paid Dues
by Jill Schlesinger

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Debt Threat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Fools Rush In
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Sell Your Appreciated Investment Property Tax-Free
by Marco Capaldi, big1031.com

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Report Cards
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts Part 6
by Jill Schlesinger

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Anti-Globalization
by Jill Schlesinger

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Dinner Faux Pas
by Jill Schlesinger

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Small Sacrifices
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Medical Expenses - Don’t Overlook Health Insurance Premiums
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Before the Brink
by Jill Schlesinger

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Empty Promises
by Jill Schlesinger

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Twin Sins
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path
by Randall S. Hansen, PhD, quintcareers.com

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Filling the Bill
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Should You Be Making Estimated Tax Payments?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Letter from London
by Jill Schlesinger

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Juiced
Jill Schlesinger

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Guess the Asset
by Jill Sclesinger

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
You Might Owe Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Safe at the Plate
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 5
by Jill Schlesinger

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VA-VA-VOOM
by Jill Schlesinger

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Why They Do What They Do
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Can You Change Your Career After 40
Information provided by careercc.com

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One Week to Go
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
If You Can't File by April 15 Apply for an Extension
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Precise About Advice
by Jill Schlesinger

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Miss Hummer’s Summer
by Jill Schlesinger

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Trimming Down
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Are You or is Someone You Know a Workaholic?
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., quintcareers.com

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Go Figure
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How Mortgage Points Affect Your Taxes
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Single Life
by Jill Schlesinger

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Attention to Pensions
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tiger Woods and Other Unexpected Events
by Jill Schlesinger

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Stag-Party
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Spender’s Cocktail
by Jill Schlesinger

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Investors Behaving Badly
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Interviewing Tips
Information provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How Mortgage Points Affect Your Taxes
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Dark Side of Investing
by Jill Schlesinger

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Men are from Mars…
by Jill Schlesinger

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Froth Defined
by Jill Schlesinger

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Mixed Emotions
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Secrets to Gaining Headhunter's Attention
Information provided by quintcareers.com

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Reality Financial Planning
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Could the State Sales Tax Boost Your Itemized Deductions?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Education Gap
by Jill Schlesinger

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Stealth Wealth
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Fed View: Looking Ahead, Looking Back
by Jill Schlesinger

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Menu Overload
by Jill Schlesinger

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In the Eye of the Beholder
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Work Related Education Expenses Can be Deductible
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Here We Go Again…
by Jill Schlesinger

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Arthur’s Revenge
by Jill Schlesinger

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An Old Fashioned Notion
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Get Medical Insurance and Tax Savings Too
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Diagnosing the Doctor
by Jill Schlesinger

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When the Boss Goes, Should You?
by Jill Schlesinger

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10 vs. 2
by Jill Schlesinger

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Buffett Wrong?
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Is the Alternative Minimum Tax in Your Future?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Fed in a Box
by Jill Schlesinger

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Is I-O for You?
by Jill Schlesinger

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TomKat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Déjà vu All Over Again
by Jill Schlesinger

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Clear as Glass-Man
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Building Your Brand: Tactics for Successful Career Branding
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., quintcareers.com

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A Strange Odor in the Air
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
First-time Homebuyer?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Gentleman’s C
by Jill Schlesinger

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SPAM JAM
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Demise of One-stop Shopping
by Jill Schlesinger

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No, Non, Nee
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Maximize Your 2005 Retirement Savings
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Miffed Maestro
by Jill Schlesinger

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D-Day for Housing?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Boring is Better
by Jill Schlesinger

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Less Wealthy
by Jill Schlesinger

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Worry Less, Do More
by Jill Schlesinger

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Independence Day
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Save on your Taxes While you Save at the Pump
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Lessons from London
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Real Bottom Line
by Jill Schlesinger

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Above Average Mack
by Jill Schlesinger

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Bernie Faces the Music
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Use the Summer Months to Update your Estate Plan
Information provided by cmjllp.com

PROFILE ON BUSINESS
Breaking The Rules
By Alan Rudolph

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Gored, Ignored and Bored
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tempus Fugit (Time Flies)
by Jill Schlesinger

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Debt Fret
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Standard or itemized: Know the difference
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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All My Taxes, Continued
by Jill Schlesinger

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Portfolio CSI
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Now You Have Longer to Use It Before You Lose It
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Unethical and Dishonest
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lance, France and Finance
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Housing Boom is Dea
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How to Correct a Mistake on Your Return
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Good News to Help Your Re-entry
by Jill Schlesinger

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Balancing Act
by Jill Schlesinger

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Grim Reminder
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Sometimes it is Who You Know
Career Tip provided by resumania.com

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June Spending Spree
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Give Your Child a Job for the Summer
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Good Idea, Bad Execution
by Jill Schlesinger

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First Down, Federal Reserve
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lender Bender
by Jill Schlesinger

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When will we care?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Death to the Death Tax?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lies Unearthed
by Jill Schlesinger

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Entertainment vs. Real Life
by Jill Schlesinger

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LTC TLC
by Jill Schlesinger

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Is That Really Saving?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Here Come the Bonds
by Jill Schlesinger

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Hindsight Bias
by Jill Schlesinger

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Housing, shopping, eating and drinking
by Jill Schlesinger

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Price Advice
by Jill Schlesinger

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More Housing Grousing
by Jill Schlesinger

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Short Memories
by Jill Schlesinger

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403 B-WARE
by Jill Schlesinger

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Inversion Immersion Over
by Jill Schlesinger

THE STERLING REPORT
No Slam Dunk
by Jill Schlesinger

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Back to School: Advanced Placement
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
When You Marry, Don't Overlook the Paperwork
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Fall Out
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Three Critical Elements of a Successful Job Search
Provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Note the new standard mileage rates for the remainder of 2005
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Prepare for college with a Section 529 plan
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
It's time to review your 2005 tax situation
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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What we REALLY need to fear
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Breaking The Myths About Career Networking
Provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Hurricane Katrina tax relief is signed by President Bush
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Avoid the Rollover Trap
Information provided by cmjllp.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
10 Sticky Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them
by Katharine Hansen and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
It’s Time to Review Your Investments
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Take the Mystery Out of Mileage Reimbursement
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Changes are Coming for Hybrid Tax Breaks
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Business Gifts: Know the tax rules
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
What’s new for 2006
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Don't Overlook These Miscellaneous Tax Deductions
Information provided by cmjllp.com

Career Opportunities
10 Step Career Tune-Up

March brings all the signs of the return of spring; the brown grass begins to green, the weather gets warmer, and once dormant trees begin to produce buds and new growth. Spring is a time of renewal, not just for nature, but for people as well. It's the time of year that we clean the garage and the attic, a time to shake off the dark and dreary of winter and clean and polish everything in sight.

So, while you're busy getting your home in order in our annual ritual of spring cleaning, don't you think it might also be a good time to do the same for your career? Now is a good time to take a hard look at your current job situation, your job-search progress, and your career management skills. Use the change of seasons to spend some time evaluating your situation, updating job-search techniques and skills, and making some career plans for the rest of this year and beyond. Finally, remember that you can do this exercise at any time of the year, not just in the spring!

Where to begin your career tune-up? Here is 10-step career tune-up plan. Take your time with each step. While the steps are in this particular order for a reason, feel free to jump around to whatever steps most concern you at the moment.

Examine Life/Career. Ask yourself these questions: Are you where you want to be in your career? Have you been making steady upward progress -- or are you stuck in a job that is going nowhere? How well does your current job and career path fit into your life goals? Do you feel as though your life and career are out of balance?

It's critical that you are brutally honest with yourself in this first step. If you are truly happy with where you are - and the progress you've been making -- then completing the rest of this exercise, while still a useful experience, will be of limited value to you. If you find you are unhappy with your current situation, you should make a firm commitment to yourself that you will make some changes, and then use the advice in the remainder of these steps to do so.

Set Career/Job-Search Goals. Some people succeed in life without ever setting goals, but most career experts agree that having goals -- having a vision of your career -- will not only help you achieve more in your career, but you'll tend to have greater satisfaction whenever you achieve one of your goals.

Take the time now to conduct some self-analysis and assessment. Do you know who you are and what you want to do with your career? If not, consider taking the time for self-reflection. You might also consider taking one or more self-assessment tests to help you with the process. Do you know the values you most cherish in an employer?

Explore career options. Familiarizing yourself with various career fields and what specific jobs within that career actually entail is critical to developing career goals. Finally, set some realistic goals for your next job or a switch to a new career.

Reconnect With/Expand Your Network. Regardless of where you stand with your current job or your job-search, your network of personal contacts is the most powerful job-search tool under your control; yet most job-seekers never fully take advantage of the power of their network. Make a commitment to reconnect with the people in your current network -- your family, friends, classmates, neighbors, colleagues, peers, mentors, old teachers, etc.

But don't stop there. Because the odds are extremely high that your next job opportunity will result from networking, now is the time, even if you are not currently seeking a new job or career, to expand, build, and strengthen your network. Join a new professional organization or local club; find an online discussion group about one of your passions and join it; reconnect with old classmates and bring them into your network.

Upgrade Your Knowledge/Skills. Okay, it's sort of a cliché, but in today's economy and today's workplace, if your skills are not strong and current, you can quickly become obsolete. Don't fall behind the times.

The most valued soft skills that employers seek from their employees include communications (both verbal and written), interpersonal, teamwork, problem-solving, time-management, analytical, and adaptability. You'll also want to identify the key hard skills specific to your job and career field. Once you've identified the skills that you need to sharpen, enhance, or learn, the next step is to get the additional training or education you need.

Consider Additional Training/Education. One of the best ways to improve your employability is to gain additional knowledge, training, or certification. In fact, many employers are now expanding training budgets -- not only to improve worker efficiency and productivity, but as a (less expensive) perk offered to employees. But don't necessarily take classes for the sake of classes. Reflect on your career goals and immerse yourself in the educational and training experiences that will help you achieve your goals.

Take the time to examine these educational resources: Graduate School, Distance Learning, College Planning

Update/Polish Resume. When was the last time you spent any time really updating and improving your resume? Many job-seekers don't even take the time to regularly update their resumes, but even if you are one of those few who do so, use this article as an excuse to take a long, hard look at your resume. How familiar are you with current resume trends? How many versions and types of resumes do you have? Resumes should be tailored to specific jobs and employers. The days of having one mass-produced resume are long over. Having both a paper version and an electronic version is an absolute must these days. You might also want to consider having a text version, a PDF version, and a Web version.

Learn/Refresh Job-Search Techniques. Do you know how to generate and take advantage of job leads? Do you think newspaper want ads, job postings, or Internet job boards are the best places to find job openings? Have you ever had to conduct a comprehensive job-search? Would you be ready for a job-search if you were downsized tomorrow? Job-hunting practices are continually changing, evolving -- and if you want to have as many options open to you as possible, you'll want to get or stay current.

Practice Interviewing. Your skill at interviewing will have a major influence on the success of your job-search -- and your ability to generate job offers. If you haven't been on that side of the desk for a long time, now is the time to review and polish those skills.

One of the most overlooked areas of job-hunting is preparing and practicing for job interviews. Taking the time to do the necessary research, to anticipate questions and develop strong answers, and to develop a personal selling strategy will have a positive impact on your interviewing success.

Employers continue to use multiple interviewing strategies and techniques. Learn about the latest techniques; review the common types of interviewing questions, study methods of approaching interviews, and practice answering interview questions.

Test Your Marketability. How confident are you about your value in the employment marketplace? If you have been following the steps in this article, then by this step you should be in pretty good shape. Remember that job-hunting is all about marketing. You have to prove your value above all the other job-seekers and you do so by using key marketing techniques, such as identifying your unique selling proposition and utilizing key sales tools.

Consider Advancing Internally. It's certainly been a trend over the last decade or so that both employers and employees are less loyal to each other. Many companies have gone through one or several downsizings, rightsizings, restructurings that have seen thousands of employees let go at one time. On the other hand, job-seekers have been quick to look outside their employers for career advancement and job opportunities. But don't be so quick at dismissing your current employer. If the typical career track is blocked for you, but you really respect and value your employer, consider alternative career tracks and job opportunities.

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