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Networking tips for working professionals

Networking plays an integral role in professional growth. Men and women who can nurture relationships within their fields are more likely to be in tune with what's going on in their professions, and a network of fellow professionals can help men and women advance their careers.


Pros and cons of annual performance reviews

Employers use several different tactics to gauge employee performance. Performance reviews can be a valuable means to measuring employee performance, especially with regard to assessing pay increases or other compensation, including upward mobility.


How to live as a one-income family

Many couples wonder about the secret to surviving on one income when it seems like they're just making ends meet with two incomes. Dual-income households, which in the United States are now more common than single-income households, have become the norm.


Lucrative careers that don't require a degree

Students in high school have long been encouraged to enroll in secondary education to further their future career prospects. While a college degree is a prerequisite for many careers, it is not mandatory for every job. In fact, there are many potentially lucrative lines of work that do not require a degree, and these careers often appeal to those young people who are discouraged by the high cost of college or those who have grown tired of the classroom atmosphere.


Reduce the cost of your commute

Though the number of telecommuters is on the rise, a large number of people still commute to work each day. According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 85 percent of American workers drive to work and have an average commute time of between 25 and 30 minutes. While many people drive five miles or less to work each day, some still travel 35 miles or more each way.