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Is Black Friday shopping worth it? I’ve devised a formula to help you find out.

Josh fact #127: I love Black Friday. It’s the people-watching event of the year. If you’ve never shopped on Black Friday, I encourage you to embrace the chaos. It’s awesome.

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3 things for which I’m not thankful

It’s the season of giving thanks. I’m blessed beyond anything I deserve. I’m overwhelmingly thankful for my life. However, today I say “bah humbug.” Today, here are 3 things I’m not thankful for. >>>>Begin rant…

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Part 2: I’m not so unlike you, Occupy Wall Street Protesters

I’ve gotten a bit of flack over my “Occupy” rant. Just a quick note: I’m not so unlike you, protesters. I can empathize with the large number of currently unemployed college graduates. I graduated in May of 2002 with a degree in finance. I imagine that the job market for graduates with finance degrees during the summer of 2002 was similar to the job market for asbestos salespersons in the 1990s. I sent out resumes to over 100 companies. I groaned as my search broadened from large financial firms to insurance firms to pretty much anyone who would hire me.

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Why I disagree with Occupy Wall Street (rant inside)

First off, did you see the walk-off grand slam by Nellie Cruz last night? Legendary.

Anyhow, since I cringe every time I hear the words “Occupy Wall Street”, I decided it might make me feel better if I rant about it. So, here we go…

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Coming soon to a bank near you: a monthly fee to use your debit card (rant inside)

Bank of America will begin charging $5/month to use a debit card starting early next year: read the AP article in USA Today (in which I make a cameo appearance).

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How to become more employable part 2 – 5 ways to improve your communication skills

Last week I posted tip #1 on becoming more employable: the infographic résumé. Continuing along with the theme of “how to become more employable”, today’s focus is communication. More specifically, the dying art of face-to-face communication. More specifically, like, actually talking to other humans with our mouths.

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