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    Working Moms
    Managing Your Work and Childcare
    Managing Your Work and Childcare Whether you work outside the home or are a career mom, your schedule is going to change dramatically when your child starts regular school. One of the first things you'll discover is that you suddenly have a whol...
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    Working Moms
    Deciding to Work After Baby Is Born
    Deciding to Work After Baby Is Born Should you return to work after the baby is born? If you can even ask this question, consider yourself lucky. Many parents have no choice about whether to go back to work. Among parents of children under the ...
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    Volunteering
    Disaster Relief: What Your Family Can Do to Help
    Disaster Relief: What Your Family Can Do to HelpWhen your kids see people in obvious need of help, they may ask, "Is there anything I can do?" The answer is, yes. When I was a child, I remember the news being flooded with pictures of starving Afr...
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    Career Resources
    Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting
    Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting Very definite rules apply to the various aspects of meeting and greeting people in the corporate culture. Your mother was right when she gave you that advice about first impressions. Standing Mind Your ...
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    Interview Tips
    Preparing for a Job Interview
    Preparing for a Job Interview Believe it or not, you need to know the basics of workplace etiquette right from the start—at the job interview. Sure, you’re anxious, but here is a situation in which how you look and everything you say and do...
  • Kids
    Money and Kids
    Teach Kids About Giving to Charity
    Teach Kids About Giving to Charity Piggybank on It If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when...
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    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...
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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...
  • Family Life
    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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    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...
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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
    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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  • 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...