The following post is from Melissa Batai My grandpa is 84, and he works 30 hours per week as a greeter at a local big chain grocery store.  He started working at 14, and he’s been working ever since.  When he retired from his job in his late 60s, he only took a bit of […]

The following post is from Melissa Batai For 10 years, I had a job that I didn’t like.  Don’t get me wrong, the first three to five years were fairly good, but then, the last five years, well, each year seemed to get worse.  I was miserable.  Many of my co-workers were miserable, too.  I […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai Most couples, while dating and engaged, discuss what they want from their lives. They discuss how many kids they want to have, what career they want to pursue, what their religious beliefs are, etc. These discussions are necessary and important, but what you say before you’re […]

Extra Income Through Market Research

by TTMK on November 16, 2014 · 3 comments

Making some extra money is always a good thing. Sometimes, it can come from unexpected sources! I listed quite a few possible sources in a prior post that shared 100 ways to make extra side income. One of those was market research – as in, participating in market research studies to earn extra money or […]

It’s often a dilemma that many working people face:  focus on working long hours to build your career, or dial it back and balance career and family.  This is an issue in particular for prospective mothers, who face the ticking biological clock in a way that males do not.  This brings us to this question […]

When we go to work, most of us aren’t doing it for free.  No matter how much we enjoy our job, there could probably be any number of things we could otherwise do with our days if money wasn’t an object.  We are there to make money! If the workplace serves the purpose of providing […]

To work, or not work.  That is the question. Well, not for me anyway.  I’m not going to be a stay at home dad, though I respect those who make that choice in a society that doesn’t always approve.  Try to make money, that’s the path I’ve been on and will be taking. There are […]

Have you ever lost touch with a former coworker or acquaintance, only to see them randomly years later? I’m sure most of us have had something like this happen, where we have run into someone after many years in a totally different context. I recently had this happen, where I saw a former coworker after […]

Vacation time is a great thing.  It’s a time to recharge batteries, and simply enjoy life while leaving behind the day-to-day stresses that tend to permeate our lives.  Sometimes, we actually have to take vacation time to get things done.  Either way, time off is valuable for most of us. How would you like it […]

The Value of Having a Brain Trust

by TTMK on April 22, 2013 · 5 comments

There’s a line of thinking that purports that we are the average of the 5 to 10 people we spend the most time with.  Our peer group can play a big role in influencing what we do, and to some degree perhaps even our success.  They can subtly bring us up a bit, or push us down […]