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Should I Try Being My Own General Contractor? Nov. 22, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to build a new home for myself and my two children. I have looked at many ... Read More

Major Trouble Nov. 15, 2018

Work Daze

Whoops! Looks like you made a big boo-boo, way back in college, when you chose your major. At the ... Read More

Broker Gives a Bad Telecom Recommendation Oct. 03, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My partner and I seek long-term growth in conservative blue chip stocks. We are both... Read More

Working Dumb Hours May. 29, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I work in health and wellness for the largest retailer in the world. I love my job, but ... Read More

Tip Thievery, Codified Feb. 07, 2018

Connie Schultz

Fourteen years ago, I wrote a column about a tip jar in Cleveland and how the managers too... Read More

4 Millennial Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship Oct. 10, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

'Tis business plan competition season once again. This time of year, I spend lots of time traveling ... Read More

Quench Your Burnout Sep. 14, 2017

Work Daze

You're tired, ambivalent, stressed, cynical and overextended. Are you in love, or are you burned ou... Read More

Old and in the Way Aug. 10, 2017

Work Daze

There's nothing wrong with getting old. Except for the wrinkled skin, the sagging flesh, the aching ... Read More

Paycheck 101: A College Grad's Guide Aug. 03, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

There you are, a college graduate with your newly minted degree in one hand and new job in the other... Read More

Eight Things to Do With a Tax Refund May. 18, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

It's easy to see a tax refund as some kind of gift from the universe. It's not. It is a chunk of you... Read More

Lessons Learned from the Madoff Scandal May. 16, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

In my fifth-grade mind, my teacher, Mr. James M. Migaki, was the smartest man to ever have lived. Ev... Read More

Fifth Third Bank and Water Utilities May. 04, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last year, I bought 2,000 shares of Fifth Third Bank at $18. My stockbroker believed... Read More

How to Handle a Change in Environment Sep. 18, 2014

At Work

Q: I am an inside sales rep who has to make daily calls for business. Management just changed our wo... Read More

I is Perfect Jul. 03, 2014

Work Daze

Excuse me if I'm being too personal, but honestly, if there's one workplace problem you will never e... Read More

Bring Your Dog to Work Day Not Crazy Jun. 05, 2014

At Work

Q: I work at a medium-sized, privately owned company that is much like an extended family without th... Read More

Why VA Service Won't Improve May. 30, 2014

Mona Charen

Here's a not-so-bold prediction: After the press loses interest in the Veterans Affairs scandal, aft... Read More

Power to the People May. 29, 2014

Work Daze

Let's be honest here — you need a jolt. Yes, you manage to show up at the job every morning, ... Read More

Office Abuzz About Worker Fired for Stealing May. 01, 2014

At Work

Q: One of our employees was fired for embezzlement. Many of us watched when the human resource perso... Read More

Where to Leave a Portfolio Apr. 23, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife passed away 10 years ago, so I continued to work into my early 70s before fi... Read More

The Barn

Apr. 10, 2014