Untangling the knots of on-demand pay

  • May 28, 2019

As employers begin to embrace on-demand pay, it's time to take a closer look at the benefits, the issues and if it's right for your organization.

Meet the edge of the precipice

  • January 03, 2019

Hot to the touch and rapidly reddening, the condition of my skin was a dead giveaway to my feelings of anxiety and embarrassment. I was about to face one of my silliest...

Two-step your way to success

  • December 04, 2018

Driving through the back roads on my way home from work, the check engine light illuminated on the dash again. The mechanic had repeatedly assured me everything was...

Heed the whisper of intuition

  • October 30, 2018

Begrudgingly, I opened my eyes and emerged treading water in a sea of dizzy confusion. Disoriented and light-headed, I focused on slow, deep breaths to alleviate the...

Keep gratitude at the forefront

  • October 16, 2018

The fall holidays are often a special time for gathering with loved ones, focusing on our blessings and expressing appreciation for all of the people and opportunities...

Log in new tax break for computers

  • October 11, 2018

Think about buying a new computer and related gear for business use: A little-noticed provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could really pay off.

Unlock home office tax breaks

  • September 21, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shuts down write-offs for corporate employees, but what about home office deductions for the unincorporated?

Finding strength in tough times

  • September 11, 2018

Picture a young couple about to board the only ship that can take them and their newborn son to a life of freedom. They have just said goodbye to everything they loved...

Trim tax through weight loss program

  • August 23, 2018

If the program is prescribed by a physician to combat a specific illness or disease like obesity, the cost qualifies for the deduction.

Tax news: August ’18

  • August 16, 2018

More SALT in high-tax states … 1.4% tax for prestigious colleges … Tax-free rental income … Mercy for tax debtors … Don’t fear the CP2000

Small business tax Q&A: August ’18

  • August 08, 2018

More tax on Social Security benefits … No change for business casualty losses … A home sale divided still stands … Not too old for an IRA

Rock the boat in job interviews

  • August 01, 2018

It was my first day on the job as the director of publishing for a small family-run business. I was greeted enthusiastically by the team, except for one curious member....

10 seeds of hardy engagement

  • June 30, 2018

Whether you’re blogging to support a cause, share a hobby, market a business, or other reasons, reader engagement is an important part of that landscape. To grow a...

So you think you can dance?

  • June 06, 2018

To the tune of Pitbull’s “Fireball” or whatever gets you grooving, consider a time you stepped away from a negative and freestyled into problem-solving.

The journey to peak fulfillment

  • April 26, 2018

As I stand in awe of the cherry blossoms at Washington, DC's Tidal Basin, my thoughts give way to the transience of time. If you could live your life over again, would...

A comical take on employee recognition

  • April 24, 2018

Watch Michelle Pena, senior editor at Business Management Daily, as she bravely endures the loss of the much-coveted Top Banana award. Will this silly video make you...

United we stand! (for 4 hours)

  • April 05, 2018

While attending a recent networking event, I heard that “Sitting is the new smoking.” This triggered a dramatic visualization of my chair going up in flames, fire...

Feeling sacked? 6 ways to clear the end zone

  • January 30, 2018

If the weight of your work suddenly feels like you’ve been hard-tackled by ill-tempered teammates and you’re seeing stars, it’s time for an intervention. Remember...