Sometimes, important lessons slip away as the years pass. You might not trust a younger version of you with a credit card, but there are some money matters that your school-aged self could teach you now. If that person could divulge her important lessons, she would remind you of these six things.
It's a sad but common tune: debt threatens to divide or break up an otherwise strong couple that hadn't set up any financial ground rules. Love and money don't always go hand in hand, which means it's crucial to consider the long term repercussions of sharing your life and bank account with another person. There's no magical credit card or anti-debt potion, but here are some tips for keeping the communication lines open, piggy bank full, and both of you crazy in love.
Spinning your wheels at the office might earn you a paycheck, but it's unlikely to put you in line for a raise or give you much satisfaction. Fulfilling your responsibilities is good; trying harder can make you great. Step up your work game by putting in more effort in subtle ways that may just get you noticed.
Every job is different, but most bosses seek the same set of basic characteristics in their employees. You can wipe out some of the stress your manager causes by learning and anticipating her quirks, understanding her expectations, and talking to her about shared goals and needs. Get a head start by making sure you are radiating these attributes in the workplace.
As we grow older, it's hard not to giggle over the passing of time and the realization that most of us are just taller, grown-up versions of that little girl in tapered jeans who felt shy presenting in front of her class. Sure, our fashion sense, skin, self-confidence, and business savvy have improved over the years, but the major rules and coping tools for daily life are still very much the same.
I recently leafed through the Girls' Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School and flat out LOLed over the fact that the advice for today's preteens mirrors the career advice I share with friends and SavvySugar readers. Maybe it's true what they say: the more things change, the more they stay the same. To see how, keep reading.
Showing appreciation for co-workers should be as easy as saying, "Thanks, buddy!" But somehow, those two words can sneak through the cracks or come off as disingenuous if they are uttered too often. Office politics, nonstop schedules and confusing etiquette can make thanking your co-workers and boss nerve-racking. Use this simple guide to give gracias to your office mates and when in doubt, just say thanks.
It's hard to believe it's almost June — the mid-way point of 2012. June provides the perfect platform to look ahead and plan what you can realistically accomplish in the second half of the year. But, before we get there, this is the week to get your loose items in order. Make sure to do these five things over the next few days.