The Color of Money: Beware of loan-modification scammers
There are some good things going on in the economy these days. Just like temperatures across the country, the stock market has been hot lately. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. Yet there are still plenty of Americans who need financial help, especially with their mortgages.
Leaving a job, by decree and by design
Q: I was laid off nearly a year ago. When I left, I received quite a few warm messages from my colleagues, but such messages soon ended. Since then, former colleagues have reached out to me only when they need something: "How did you deal with this issue?" or "Who were your contacts at this federal agency, as I want to pick them up?"
10 business books for your summer reading list
Planning on doing some summer reading? Throw one of these books into your beach tote at the suggestion of the experts at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. These reads are meant to help you get ahead in your career, better manage teams, sharpen your leadership skills or just learn something new.
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Gender bias in workplace may start at home
I may wear a tight-fitting Superman outfit to work each day, but that doesn’t make me the Man of Steel. (It does, however, make me a frequent visitor to the human resources department — something about “inappropriate work attire.”)
The point is, I’m human, and so are you. We may lose track of that fact in the buzz of a busy workday, but our humanness is a constant, and that humanness comes with flaws. We make mistakes. We say things we shouldn’t. And as much as we try to deny it, we carry with us certain biases.
Lazy summer days are a time to recharge
As the temperature rises and the day lengthens, summer slowdown creeps into almost every workplace. But this summer, a growing number of professionals are strategically using the downtime to rebalance.
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