Comment of the week: Going from $20k/year to $90k/year

On a recent blog post, James left this great comment: Ten years ago, I was working in a lumber yard. I asked myself, “What do I want my life to be like in five years?”. I knew two things: that five years would pass, and that if I didn’t do anything different my life would still be the same (...

Comment of the week: “Get two jobs”

Two comments had a great back-and-forth on this post ("What would you tell the 30-year-old divorcee with 30k of debt?"): Danielle: "Uhhh I'd tell them life isnt so bad. Im 23, attached and have 85k in school loans and I cant get a job more than 14 bucks an hour. Whats my advice?" Boomer: "Danielle - Get two jobs." It's ...

What do you do for a living? Some interesting responses from readers

I was checking out this forum post on the iwillteachyoutoberich forums and thought it was really interesting: What do you do for a living? "I'm a student. For making money, I do the following: - Part-time as a web designer for my school's student government. (5 hours/week) - Work at my school's book-store. (20-25 hr/week) - Donate plasma. (...

“Why don’t companies ever hire me?”

Because you're no different than the other applicants. Here's how to stand out. Note: This doesn't only apply to programmers. Everyone should have a portfolio. I am in college, but have lots of free time, so I can work fulltime at a startup plus add in a lot of extra hours (I know how startups are) on site or by ...

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