Career Articles

Articles on making smarter career choices using mathematics and calculators to plan for your career and better-understand the consequences of career decisions.

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Are You Making a Good Investment?

Investment opportunities are everywhere these days, but if you’re going to shell out some of your hard-earned money, you want to make sure that it’ll pay out in the end. When you’re deciding how to invest and what to invest in—whether it’s a start-up business, cryptocurrency, or something else—ask yourself the following questions and use […] Read More…

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Can You Make the Switch to Working Freelance Full-Time?

Making the switch to the gig economy comes with a range of tempting benefits. Instead of heading into an office at a specific time each day for a certain amount of hours, you get the freedom to work where, when, and how often you want. Rather than reporting to a manager, you get to be […] Read More…

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7 Tips to Help You Pay for College

There’s no denying that college is a major financial investment. The questions are whether college is worth it and how you can make it more affordable. The decision depends largely on what your career goals are, what kind of college you want to go to, and whether you’ll have loans. It’s possible that having that […] Read More…

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Why Would I Need to Use Scientific Notation?

Working with numbers that are 1 through 10 is fairly straightforward, but what about a number like 7,489,509,093? Or, how about .00024638? If a number is particularly large or small, it can be much easier to work with when it’s written in scientific notation. Scientific notation, sometimes also called “standard form,” follows the form “m […] Read More…

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This is How Employers Can Improve Labor Productivity

The popular phrase “time is money” says it all: Time management is key when running a business. As an employer, you don’t want your employees to waste their time, because that in effect means they’re wasting your time and resources. To ensure that your team’s time is being managed well and that your business is […] Read More…

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Are You Getting Your Paid Overtime?

As an employee, it usually goes without saying that if you work more, you want to get paid more for your time. Overtime pay (sometimes shortened to “OT”) is a way to protect employees who work outside of their designated hours, but there are some variations in what qualifies for overtime and how much they […] Read More…

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Is College Worth the Investment?

When you tally up the cost of tuition, textbooks, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenditures involved with going to college, it quickly becomes clear that it’s going to be a hefty investment. When you start to imagine the price, you might be wondering, “Is college worth it?” To see if the decision to go […] Read More…

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