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Work Life Balance

Whether you work to live or live to work, too much of one and not enough of the other is never good. We know people work long hours and no one ever got promoted by spending less time at the office, but work/life balance is becoming more important than it's ever been. We've got tips and expert advice on how to create and sustain that balance so you'll be happy both at home and at work.

Work Life Balance Advice

  • Money Markets and CDs

    Personal savings is the base of your financial pyramid. It is the foundation of your family's well-being and it's your starting point to building wealth. Starting a sound savings program isn't difficult, but it takes some thinking, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Commercial Pilot

    It takes serious talent and dedication to make it all the way to retirement as a pilot, not to mention outstanding physical health. Physicals are required at least once a year, depending on position, plane type, and the type of flight … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Christmas Tree Farmer

    Anyone with a few acres can plant some seedlings and help them grow into a holiday essential. Each tree sells for upwards of $30 in the country, and two or three times that amount near a city; and a five-acre farm might sell 500 trees in a … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Brain Surgeon

    Becoming a good neurosurgeon isn't about being the smartest guy in the room, which is well nigh impossible anyway when all your peers are mental giants. "It's not just about scholarship. People don't realize the strenuous physical demands … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Avon "Lady"

    Customers can buy over the Internet as from any online retailer, or link their relationship to a sales representative via a special site. A rep such as Kolber-Stuart provides access to a broader range of products, advice, direct delivery, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Massage Therapist

    So why is a 4,000 year-old healing method finally getting popular? Perhaps because massage therapy is finally getting respected. Read more...

  • What more can I negotiate when I'm already paid well?

    I am the assistant to the president of a small consulting firm. Since I am at the top of my pay scale and receive excellent bonuses, what else can I negotiate that is not monetary, and how do I go about it? Read more...

  • What should my incentives be for international travel?

    I am a software consultant at a relatively small firm (under 50 employees). Recently, the company entered into contracts with several clients overseas and international travel will be required for me for three weeks each month. Management … Read more...

  • Should I put in writing my request to go part time?

    After having 12 weeks off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a newborn baby, I have decided to reduce my work hours from 40 to 30 per week. However, I am a bit uneasy about negotiating for the time. I have worked for … Read more...

  • Is it OK to fire someone because of an illness?

    Three weeks before my scheduled date of resignation, I got sick. After spending a Friday in the hospital and the rest of the weekend at home, I told my supervisor I expected to be in by the following Friday at the latest. She then told me I … Read more...