Pillow Talk? 5 Tips for the Art of Business Small Talk!


Not everybody is good at business small talk; they cringe at the notion of pregnant pauses and awkward silence.

The Art of Business Small TalkMany who see themselves as goal-oriented individuals think business small talk is unrealistic; it does not have any purpose, or lead to a clear objective. They see it as a waste of time.

Even those few who struggle to develop themselves in the art of “idle conversation” admit they genuinely do not like business small talk very much.

They could not be more wrong! Business small talk has a significant function. If done right, a short conversation could do wonders for a career. You could…

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You Check Your Credit, Why Not Your Criminal Background? [Infographic]


What will you find in YOUR background check?You hear it everywhere; in the news, advertising in print and on TV.

What’s in YOUR credit report?

With the importance of good credit for your financial condition, it is necessary to check your credit history regularly.

In fact, it is so essential, financial planners recommend you run a check ONCE A YEAR, if not MORE!

People who are smart about their finances do not question the wisdom; so why don’t you do the same for your CRIMINAL BACKGROUND?

Problems appearing in a criminal background check are the same issues that arise in credit histories:

How can you be sure what is in your records is accurate and correct?

Protect your reputation today with your own background check. It’s not only good to know what others—such as possible employers—will discover, but it will give you an opportunity to fix any serious errors.

This infographic from Ovation Technologies outlines how a criminal background check can reveal various errors, the same problems that occur in a credit report.

But there is a difference; in the case of a criminal report, serious errors could send you to JAIL! Arm yourself with the truth; knowledge of what exactly is in your background.

Before it’s too late!

Infographic after the jump…

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What College Students Need To Know About Building a Financial Future


College students have difficult financial decisions to make, and are rarely prepared to make good choices. With the proper planning and information, students can leave school with strong economic sense, and a head start on the future. Continue reading “What College Students Need To Know About Building a Financial Future”

Five Great and Fun Financial Bloggers


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Personal finances do not have to be a tedious, stuffy affair. There are hundreds of bloggers, where every day they put a humorous spin on economic independence. According to WiseBread.com, here are the top five personal finance bloggers—to both inform and amuse: Continue reading “Five Great and Fun Financial Bloggers”