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How to Stand Out When Advancing Careers in Finance & Accounting

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 9, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Information
A stand-out resume for a career in accounting and finance

By now, you have probably mastered all the resume tricks that help your accomplishments stand out. To gain even more ground as you work toward your next position in accounting or finance careers, you need to understand what information to feature most prominently on your resume and how to strategize your job search so that […]

Money Advice To Help You Leap Into The Real World After College

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 5, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Money advice to help you leap into the real world after college

If you’re reading this then it means the curtains about to fall on your college experience and the inevitable feeling of doom and gloom that is synonymous with the real world has crept into your brain. Don’t worry, everyone feels like this, and ‘by this’ we mean is totally and utterly unprepared for adulthood in […]

The Financial Advantages and Disadvantages of Monitoring Your Employees

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 14, 2017 | Categories: Financial
financial advantages and disadvantages of monitoring employees

When it comes to home security monitoring, we can only talk about benefits. There are no setbacks to talk about, especially if you take advantage of home security systems that don’t require a credit check.  Things are quite different when it comes to employee monitoring. Employee monitoring entails keeping your eyes on your staff through modern […]

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2017 | Categories: Financial
A guide to buying your first home

There are few things in life as exciting, memorable and flat-out terrifying as buying a house for the first time. Even though this is an event that you have likely dreamed about for years, it can be quite daunting once the time actually arrives. In fact, the challenges involved with buying a new home can […]

City of Big Shoulders Ranks Among Top Spots for Accounting and Finance Professionals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Financial recruiters in Chicago who are looking for talent or professionals searching for a new position will find that the Windy City is finance-friendly. Chicago

Financial recruiters in Chicago who are looking for talent or professionals searching for a new position will find that the Windy City is finance-friendly. Chicago, a city of 2.7 million, is an economic hub for both the Midwest and the nation. It has been named one of the top 15 cities for accounting careers by […]

Helpful Options and Resources for Your Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 10, 2017 | Categories: Financial
helpful resources for finances

Are you still uncertain about the economy, and how it may, or may not, affect your personal finances? Looking for some helpful resources? The government gets a bad rep from people. Do our elected officials “let us down” occasionally? Of course, they do. Yet, they provide numerous resources for those who are willing to do […]

Get Your Family Finances in Order

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Get your family finances in order

Financial planning takes some of the stress out of family life. Many people associate budgeting with deprivation, but the opposite is true. When you have a good handle on your finances, it is actually freeing. It provides family security and allows you to set realistic goals for the future. Here are some steps to becoming […]

Groupon Coupons Saves Money

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 2, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
Groupon Coupons helps you save money on more than events, adventures and spa treatments. Back to school shopping coupons will help you save even more.

Who doesn’t love a good deal? I know, right? I am all about saving money when and where I can. I plan on doing a lot of traveling when my husband and I retire, so I’m saving money in a travel account. I love Groupon, not only for saving money, but they offer great vacation […]

20 Ways You Can Save $600 This Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
20 ways you can save $600 this year

Is there a place in your budget that can use a little help?  Most of us have weak spots or areas that we just don’t see as an issue.  If you feel like you need to save a little bit more, here are some tips to help you save $600 this year! 20 Ways to […]

10 Ways To Make Cash Fast

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 15, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Working at Home
ways to make cash fast

How to make cash fast is a question I hear a lot. I see this question on Facebook, in forums, and I’ve received emails from people asking me if I know of ways to make cash fast… especially how to start a blog and make money from blogging. Blogging can earn you an income, but […]