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What to Do When Your New Job Costs $$$

If you are currently unemployed, chances are that finances are a hot topic, especially if you are the sole breadwinner in your household, or you live alone and provide for all of your own needs. Not having a paycheck coming in regularly can be stressful, and it makes you overly aware of how each penny is being spent. While on…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Timid with Temp-to-Hire Positions

“Temp-to-Hire” positions tend to have a stigma that often leaves applicants side-eyeing them from a distance and passing them over when it’s time to inquire about employment opportunities. People who are seeking a job to offer a steady paycheck, a leg up in their career, or full-time hours usually look at temp jobs as something menial and/or something that will…

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Back to School Time Management: Let Us Help You Make The Most of Your Time

In today’s job market, employment is competitive and making the most of your job hunting is key. There are often lines of candidates for job opportunities, and it can be frustrating for someone who is seeking work but keeps falling a step behind and losing out on opportunities. With the overwhelming amount of paperwork, interviews, and other tasks involved with…

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Post-Interview Tips for Pros

An interview might seem like the finish line if you have been job hunting for a long time, but the period after the interview is just as important if you want to leave the best impression possible on your potential employer and/or HR team. After your interview or job fair, you can take things a few steps farther to ensure…

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Back to School, on A Budget

As hard as it is to comprehend, summer break is quickly counting down in Polk County and before long, schools will be back in sessions for our local students. Many of our schools here in Florida, both public and private, have a long list of needs and requirements before starting a new year, including uniforms for students, supplies for the…

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Winner, Winner, Quick (Easy) Dinner: Weeknight Dinner Hacks

Whether you are a single, working individual, a working mom who comes home to a family begging to be fed each night, or are currently unemployed and consider making a meal for yourself and everyone else a huge hassle after a day of job hunting, dinnertime is a headache for most of us. It becomes very easy to throw up…

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When Pet Parents Go Back to Work: Caring for Your Pet After The Hire

Childcare is a hot topic in the working world, and one of the first things a stay-at-home mom or dad will be asked upon returning to work is: “What are you doing with the kids?” For parents of school-aged children, they will often employ after school programs, their spouse/significant other, family members, or even a paid sitter to handle kids…

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Luxury or Necessity? Understanding The Health Benefits of Massage

Getting a massage is a luxury for many people, and oftentimes, it’s only an occasional treat, given as a birthday gift, a Mother’s Day indulgence, or as part of a full spa treatment on a weekend getaway. We don’t think about massage in a clinical setting, or recognize it as a type of therapy, since it’s usually used as a…

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Christmas in July: Financially Prepare for The Holidays Starting in The Summer!

Now that July is here, it’s time to start thinking about…Christmas?  No, we aren’t suggesting you pull out your cocoa and Santa hats, but thinking about the holidays starting now is a great way to manage your finances and spending in the coming months leading up to Christmas.  There are many ways you can make the holidays more affordable, especially…

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Safety First: Taking Charge of Your Well-Being at Work

Safety is huge for many business owners, and you’ll often see employers post rules that are meant to protect their staff from injury or harm while in the workplace.  Requirements for specialized equipment such as clothing coverings, gloves, hard-hats, steel-toed boots, and even goggles are all meant to keep you safe when doing your job, and rules warning against phone…

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