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Mar 31

Your personal finance safety net

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

When dealing with your personal finances, I’ve long recommended saving one year’s take-home pay. I have seen few personal financial advisers favor that amount of savings; most say an emergency fund typically three to six months long. That’s hard enough to do, I understand. But Cubicle Warriors take the challenge and get the savings out […]

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Jan 28

Despite recession, it might be time to move on

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

There are plenty of reasons to try and stay with your current employer. Like having a job, health insurance, stock options or restricted stock, bonuses coming, or something else that enables you to decide to stay rather than risk going. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consistently evaluate your situation. Just because companies are raining […]

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Apr 07

Transition Checklist

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

When you are in the processes of changing positions to another company there are things that need to be done to ensure that the transition is managed well. Here’s a suggested checklist — do you have any items to add? Networking: Get personal e-mail address and cell phone numbers of those you want to stay […]

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Apr 04

Income Realities

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

There is a belief that we are all in charge of our careers, doing that what we want to do at work and, if not getting it, simply being able to move out and move on to a place where we are doing exactly what we want. I’m not there. There are simply too many […]

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Nov 27

Do you work for health insurance?

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

Here in the United States, most health insurance is graced upon the individual Cubicle Warrior through a health policy provided by their employer. Not all employers, but many. As a consequence, some 47 million are uninsured and an additional 16 million or so essentially self-insure with programs that don’t kick in until one incurs high […]

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Apr 26

Job Search Time Increases

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

March’s unemployment dropped to 4.4% — but the average time a job seeker remained unemployed increased from 16.4 weeks in February to 17.3 weeks in March. Over at Career Hub, Brian Weis provided six steps to a simple job search game plan — and they are all good and I’d go there to take a […]

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