There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch: Christopher Turner

There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch is a series that asks professional freelancers the questions you want to ask them.  Think of it as having coffee with everyone at the same time. This week: Christopher Turner

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There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch: Becca Lemire

There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch asks professional freelancers the questions you want to ask them.  This week: Becca Lemire.

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There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch: Karen Geier

There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch is a series that asks professional freelancers the questions you want to ask them.  Think of it as having coffee with everyone at the same time. This week: Karen Geier Continue reading “There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch: Karen Geier” »

Freelancer fashion or “Are you wearing pants?”

One of the more realistic outfits from this tv freelancer. Not a giant flower in sight.

Let’s get this out of the way — when I started freelancing a friend sat me down and said ‘there’s only one rule to this job: every morning, before you start work, make sure you put on some damn pants.’ Continue reading “Freelancer fashion or “Are you wearing pants?”” »

The headhunter’s role in the digital age

Headhunters used to be the source for smart, talented employees who were open to new opportunities. They had a database – or a rolodex – of people at their fingertips and they could quickly present clients with a short list of qualified potential workers.

Headhunters still help companies narrow down their field of candidates for a job.
(SaulHerrera/Thinkstock)

But how relevant are headhunters in the digital age, when a human resources specialist can search using specific keywords on LinkedIn – the biggest job search engine in the world – and connect to hundreds of potential employees with a click of the mouse? Job seekers can leverage their contacts or apply directly to a hiring manager. All of this can be done without paying a headhunter a dime, so why contract one? Continue reading “The headhunter’s role in the digital age” »

What I’ve learned from freelancing

“Freelancing. You spend half your time working and the other half looking for work.” – My neighbour

I’ve always freelanced in some form or another. Sometimes I was paid and sometimes I did it for free (friends, favours, bylines). I’ve always had a job though. There was the protection of a steady paycheque to cushion me against the quirks of freelancing.

Then last August I lost my job. I got a decent severance and I had savings but those never last as long as one would like so I had to do something quickly. Continue reading “What I’ve learned from freelancing” »

How Much for the Stuff in my Basement: Comics and Collectibles

DareDevil / Peter Dixon

So you’re in the basement one day and you see an unlabelled box sitting quietly in a corner. Curious, you open it and you see stuff that might have been your ex’s, your parents’ or even yours from years ago. Your first instinct is to throw it out. After all, you don’t need it but before you do that, have you thought about selling it and pocketing the cash? Continue reading “How Much for the Stuff in my Basement: Comics and Collectibles” »

Smart Savings with Coupons

Groceries / Michael Costas, Creative Commons

Shopping with coupons has become a competitive sport. It’s all about how much you get for your coupons and even better, how much you’ve saved while shopping. Continue reading “Smart Savings with Coupons” »

Latest blog from Walletpop.ca: Save money when grocery shopping

Grocery store / jemrocks / Creative Commons

Is here.

Save Money When Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is one of the best ways to practice saving skills. With a little effort, you can shave 10 to 20 per cent off your grocery bill. It just takes a little thinking outside the big box stores to shop and eat well.

The best part is that eating on the cheap doesn’t mean eating poorly. You can find great prices on food. Continue reading “Latest blog from Walletpop.ca: Save money when grocery shopping” »

HGTV’s Scott McGillivray Talks Income Property and Becoming a Landlord

Scott McGillivray / HGTV.ca

Buying a house with an income property is one way to get into the property market. However, just buying a house and expecting to find tenants isn’t as easy as it seems. Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property shares his expert advice with Walletpop and potential landlords. Continue reading “HGTV’s Scott McGillivray Talks Income Property and Becoming a Landlord” »

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