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Career Boost | 12.31.22

How will not filing my taxes on time affect my career?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Staff Writer Filing your taxes is an important part of earning income, whether it’s from a job, your own business, or capital gains from investments you’ve made. Paying the appropriate amount in taxes on time could even be...

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Career Boost | 10.21.22

What are the hidden costs of buying a home?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Becoming a homeowner is a big step, and an expensive one. Most people are probably aware of the biggest costs of buying a home, such as mortgages and down payments, but the expenses don’t stop there. A variety of...

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Career Boost | 09.27.22

How can I use internal motivation to beat boredom?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Boredom is essentially a universal experience, and research has shown that 30% to 90% of Americans report feeling bored at some point during an average day. Like most things, boredom is okay in moderation, but if...

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Career Boost | 05.18.22

How can meditation help my productivity?

Imagine there was something you could do that would improve your health and happiness, and it could even make you more productive at work. Sound too good to be true? Now imagine that thing was free. Meditation has gained mainstream attention in...

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Career Boost | 04.20.22

Does a bad credit report reduce my chances of getting a job?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer You probably already know that bad credit can prevent you from qualifying for a loan or credit card, or at the very least raise the interest rate you’ll have to pay when you borrow money. But can a bad credit...

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Career Boost | 04.06.22

How do I control impulsive buying habits?

By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Impulse buying is an increasingly common phenomenon. In fact, 84% of all shoppers say they have made impulse purchases. There’s nothing wrong with buying a few items on impulse every now and then, but it can be a...

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Career Boost | 02.16.22

Are work conflicts really “no big deal?”

By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Are you experiencing conflict in your workplace? You’re not alone. Conflict isn’t just a possibility at work — it’s almost a certainly. In fact, a survey from CPP Global found that 85% of respondents dealt with some...

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Career Boost | 02.02.22

How do I stay patient with my coworkers?

By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Interpersonal relationships at work are important — even more important than compensation, according to one study. When researchers asked 1,000 workers what kept them from leaving a role, they were 10 times more...

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Career Boost | 01.26.22

How can my credit report or a cosigner help with my car loan

By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Loans are an incredibly common way to help finance the purchase of a car. According to recent statistics, more than 85% of new cars and 55% of used cars are financed with loans or leases. These numbers aren’t...

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Career Boost | 01.18.22

What are the rules of the game in corporate life?

By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer With 41.2% of the population now holding office jobs, more and more people are having to learn the ins and outs of the corporate world. For someone fresh out of college or just getting started in their field,...

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