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1099 vs. W-2: How Independent Contractors and Employees Differ

We break down the difference between the two designatons—and what to do if you think you’re being misclassified.

Unemployed? 9 Dos and Don’ts of Getting Laid Off

We spoke to experts to find out key unemployment don'ts you can avoid, and dos to get you on the right career track.

Smarting From a Shrunken Paycheck? 5 Tips to Soften the Blow

The expired payroll tax cut means all our paychecks just got a bit smaller. Here's how to manage on a tighter budget.

Entrepreneurship 101: Q&A With Wendy Downs of Moop Handmade Bags

The Etsy store Moop has a coterie of devoted fans. Find out how its founder got her business off the ground and through a crisis with no previous experience.

DIY or Not: Be Your Own Publicist?

We asked three public relations experts how we can rep ourselves in the marketplace today like a pro. Check out their tips on how to DIY PR.

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Negotiating 101

Ready to get your next pay raise? Here's how to increase your earning potential like a professional--because that's what you are.

10 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Negotiating

No need to be scared of negotiating! We answer all your questions so you can get the salary you deserve.

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I Want to Fill Out My W-4 Withholding Form

Correctly fill out your withholding form so that, come April, you'll be in an ideal situation: You won't owe a lot in taxes, nor get a big refund.

I Want to Get Set Up at My New Job

Start your new job off on the right foot. Learn how best to set up your direct deposit, handle your benefits and more.

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