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  • What happens if you work after starting to take benefits?

    What happens if you work after starting to take benefits?

    Q: I plan to work even after I take Social Security at age 70. Because I’ll be claiming benefits, does that mean I won’t have to pay into the Social Security system on my wages? A: Sorry, but no. Even if you receive benefits, you’ll have Social Security tax withheld from your wages. And up to 85...

  • What would you tell your younger self?

    What would you tell your younger self?

    Michelle Obama. Oprah Winfrey. Bill Gates. They’re all remarkable people who have achieved enormous success, and they’ve each memorably revealed what advice they wish they could give their younger selves. The former first lady last year advised her younger self in an emotional letter as she leaves...

  • Signs you're more confident than you may realize

    Signs you're more confident than you may realize

    If you're like most people, you don’t always feel confident. For most of us, confidence is situational; depending on the setting, sometimes we’re extremely assured. Other times, we feel hesitant and even insecure. Plus, if you’re like most people you experience at least some degree of imposter...

  • Get your resume past the robot

    Get your resume past the robot

    If you’re on the hunt for a job, you may be sending your resume to dozens of potential employers. Those employers receive hundreds or even thousands of resumes every day, and they are increasingly using artificial intelligence to screen resumes and pick the candidates that seem likeliest to be...

  • Successful entrepreneur wants to pave way for other women

    Successful entrepreneur wants to pave way for other women

    In 2015, Julia Collins co-founded Zume Pizza, the robot-making pizza company based in Mountain View, Calif., and now valued at more than $2 billion. In 2017, she also became pregnant with her first child, getting an education in defining what kind of mother and entrepreneur she would be. Now running...

  • Companies with impressive perks

    Companies with impressive perks

    In a competitive labor market, companies are getting creative to attract and retain talent. A Foosball table just won’t cut it anymore. Here are several interesting real-life perks from Inc.’s 2019 best workplaces list. A doctor in the house Four percent of Inc.’s best workplaces take health care...

  • Over 40 and can't find a job? Here's why

    Over 40 and can't find a job? Here's why

    If you’re over 40 and in the hunt for a new job, you may be wondering why the search is so difficult, especially when we keep reading about being in the midst of the lowest unemployment rate in decades and companies complaining that they can’t find enough talent. Even the most positive and enthusiastic...

  • Entrepreneur wants to reach unbanked

    Entrepreneur wants to reach unbanked

    Lower-income people, those in rural areas, immigrants and young people without credit histories are many of the roughly 32 million U.S. households the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. considers “unbanked” or “underbanked.” Those are people who either don’t have a bank account or have an account...

  • This executive was roasted for her stance on thank-you notes

    This executive was roasted for her stance on thank-you notes

    I used to have a rule about sending a handwritten thank-you note after every interview. Though I still love snail mail, I now send thank-you emails. Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Insider Inc., agrees this is a smart move. In fact, if candidates don’t send her a thank-you email,...

  • Women, get confident about speaking up in meetings

    Women, get confident about speaking up in meetings

    Speaking up can be intimidating for anyone, and if you’re a woman, the nervousness you feel about talking in meetings may be based on a history of being shut out or ignored.  A 2014 study reported in the Harvard Business Review found that women felt “alone, unsupported, outside their comfort zones...

  • One backpack is all you need for business travel

    One backpack is all you need for business travel

    I am on the road a lot. I sometimes spend up to 75 percent of the month traveling between Techstars programs and locations. The norm is 50 percent, which still means that I’m only home about half the time. I’ve given a lot of thought to business travel and engaged in a lot of experimentation to...

  • Meaningful conversations can improve office culture

    Meaningful conversations can improve office culture

    Americans spend a significant portion of their time at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 34.5 weekly hours. And, the average American will spend 90,000 hours at work over his or her lifetime, Business Insider notes. Given these figures, it’s important...

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