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  • Family Life
    Starting a Business
    Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed
    Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed When starting your own business, you can expect some challenges along with the rewards. Working for someone as an employee generally includes benefits, and your employer is responsible for the t...
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    Working from Home
    Setting Up a Home Office
    Setting Up a Home Office While we can't begin to cover every aspect of creating a home office in this short section, we can offer some suggestions to get you started. You'll need to find the right space for an office, outfit it with a phone, com...
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    Volunteering
    Talking About Volunteering
    Talking About Volunteering ON THE MENU: Talking About Volunteering FOR AGES: Five and up There's no doubt about it -- it feels good to give! A recent landmark psychological study shows that people feel the best about themselves and about life whe...
    Carleton Kendrick
  • Family Life
    Asking for a Raise
    Looking at Your Job Options
    Looking at Your Job Options Let's say that you graduated from college three years ago, and after a year, you landed a job with a medium-sized advertising agency. You're currently earning $30,000 a year. Although $30,000 sounds like a lot of mone...
  • Family Life
    Starting a Business
    Risks of Starting Your Own Business
    Risks of Starting Your Own Business More than half of all entrepreneurial ventures fail. Having gotten that fact out in the open, we're now telling you to ignore it if you're considering starting your own business. Don't Go There Many entrepre...
  • Family Life
    Starting a Business
    Entrepreneurial Opportunities
    Entrepreneurial Opportunities There are thousands of business ventures out there. So how do you identify one that's right for you? The first step is to take a good hard look at your personal situation. What are your financial needs? Your person...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs
    When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs Pink Slips and Blue Moods Affect Children Stock market meltdowns, dot-com deflations, bull and bear markets -- it's all lost on kids. But as America'slong-running period of prosperity loses s...
    Katy Abel
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    Book Finder
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  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    Financial Strategy Planning after Job Loss
    Financial Strategy Planning after Job Loss It's nice to think you'll find another job within a week or so of losing one, and perhaps you will. Chances are, however, it will take longer than that—maybe much longer—to find a job you want. For...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    Practical Concerns When You're Not Working
    Practical Concerns When You're Not Working Along with the emotional issues you'll deal with if you lose your job, there will be some real practical concerns, as well. Will you be able to meet all your expenses? What will happen when your unemplo...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    Downsizing and Other Dirty Words
    Downsizing and Other Dirty Words We don't, fortunately, hear as much today about downsizing as we did in the past couple of decades, but, rest assured, it still happens. About 10 million jobs were lost to downsizing between 1980 and 2000, and do...
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    Healthy Marriage
    How Work Can Affect Your Marriage
    How Work Can Affect Your Marriage Although you usually develop your relationship and your career separately, we all know through experience that they are connected. The quality of your love life will affect your work. If you're feeling stressed ...
  • Family Life
    Changing Jobs
    Involuntary Job Changes
    Involuntary Job Changes While voluntary job changes can be stimulating and ego-boosting, involuntary job changes usually are pretty much of a drag—at least initially. American workers learned this en masse following the September 11, 2001, ter...
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    Asking for a Raise
    Your Income: Salaries and Raises
    Your Income: Salaries and Raises Regardless of what your income is, you probably wish it was more. The most frequent job-related complaints don't involve bosses or working conditions—they're all about salary. Living these days costs a lot of m...
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    Dog Breeds
    Dog-Assisted Therapy
    Dog-Assisted Therapy If you and your dog both like people and enjoy volunteering, you might enjoy dog-assisted therapy work. Therapy dogs come from all walks of canine life, from the tiny to the tall, from stock dogs and hunting dogs to conforma...
  • Family Life
    Stay-At-Home Moms
    The Price of Motherhood: An Interview with Ann Crittenden
    The Price of Motherhood: An Interview with Ann CrittendenMoms Pay High Cost for Caring In a new book, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued, author and former New York Times economics reporter ...
    Katy Abel
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Are You Married to Work or Your Spouse?
    Healthy Marriage
    Are You Married to Your Work or to Your Spouse?
    Some people are fortunate enough to really love their work. They put tons of energy into their job and receive a lot of personal satisfaction from the results. They tend to work long hours and talk enthusiastically about their job to whomever wil...