Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 24 — Here’s How to Participate

Sales associate Emily Bowers organizes inventory at Whim So Doodle in Petersburg, Fla., on November 16, 2018. Whim So Doodle is a locally-owned art supply store that participates in the shop small movement....

New Lyft Features Will Give Drivers Better Tips and Ratings

Tina Russell/ The Penny Hoarder Lyft is rolling out some new features aimed at putting more money in drivers’ pockets. The ride-sharing company announced it’s launching in-app improvements that will allow for greater...

‘America’s got Talent’ Auditions Are Coming to These 5 Cities

Courtesy of Trae Patton for NBC Ready to propel yourself from relative obscurity to a stage in front of millions of viewers? Here’s your chance to shine on NBC’s hit TV show “America’s...

We Found the 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Startups

For aspiring entrepreneurs with dreams of starting their own business, the mind tends to go to one region in particular. You know which one I’m talking about — it’s the one that goes hand...

Tulsa Latest to Join Places That Will Pay You to Move There

stephanie phillips/ Getty Images Leave New York and D.C. to the Amazon rat race. At least, that could be the pitch for a smaller city like Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is skipping the middleman...

Seeking Military Spouse Jobs? Walmart Offers Preferential Hiring

Military spouses: Walmart would like to thank you for your service with a job. The retail giant has announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, who face the added burden of frequent relocation...

Is This Paid Survey Site Worth Your Time?

Taking online surveys seems like easy money at first. But wading through a bunch of sites that don’t let you qualify for any surveys — or only pay out once you’ve acquired 800,000 points...

Here’s All You Need to Know About How to Become a Chiropractor

The average pay for chiropractors in 2017 was nearly $102,000. With benefits lumped in, that’s almost $137,000. Better yet, the career field is expected to grow 12% by 2026, 5% faster than the national...

Want to Be a Freelance Writer? Here’s How to Pitch a Story

In the paradoxical world of freelance writing, your first few stories are essential. They’re also the most difficult to land because editors usually want to see previously published work (aka clips). After all, they...

Here’s How to Get Paid to Go on a Scavenger Hunt Around Town

If it’s a Sunday, you might catch Khiem Nguyen in his bedroom, lacing up his sneakers. No, he’s not going on a run or heading off to his swing-dance lessons — though he does that,...

What Are Credentials? All You Need to Know and Why You Need Them

If it seems like every college, company and website wants to offer you a credential, it’s not just your imagination. Credential Engine has compiled data on approximately 4,800 credentials (including degrees, badges, licenses, certificates, microcredentials,...

Online Real Estate Investing Is This Pro’s Favorite Form of Passive Income

At just 35 and 29, Christopher and Meghan Miller are semi-retired. The couple, with their infant son, Ben, recently quit their jobs and moved from Columbia, Maryland, to Berryville, Virginia — a town of approximately...

Are You in a Dying Field? We Found Alternatives to 6 Declining Jobs

Milkman. Elevator operator. Town crier. Ice cutter. Bowling alley pinsetter. They’re all jobs that no longer exist — or at least they’ve declined so heavily that they’re on the verge of disappearing altogether. History...

This Woman Tells Her Tale About How to Start a Mermaid Business

Even when she pulls on her tail, Marina Anderson says she relates more to an old school Hollywood star than to a certain Disney mermaid princess. “I didn’t want to be Ariel — I wanted...

Own a Business? Here Is a List of 16 Helpful Small Business Tools

Running your own business is a full-time job. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recruit some help to simplify it, right? There is a seemingly countless supply of tools, programs, platforms and resources out...

How to Answer the Salary Requirements Question on a Job App

So you’re close to completing the online application for your dream job. You entered your contact information and described your work history. Now it’s time to answer the job-specific screening questions. All is going well...

New Uber Pro Program Offers Incentives to Top-Performing Drivers

Edwin Patrick Young drives for Uber on Friday Nov. 18, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sharon Steinmann / The Penny Hoarder Uber is offering new benefits to its most dedicated drivers. Last week, the...

Here Are Tips on How to Get on a Game Show and Win Cash...

Co-Host Vanna White makes an apperance at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007. Peter Kramer/ AP Photo Participating in a game show is an easy and fun way...

This Dream Internship Pays $100/Hr to Play With Puppies · The Penny Hoarder

Photo courtesy of MUTTS Canine Cantina Dream jobs do exist. I mean, if your dream job involves getting paid to pet puppies. (And if it doesn’t, who are you?) It’s actually a fall/winter internship....

You Can Make $100/Hour Playing With Dogs With This Internship

Photo courtesy of MUTTS Canine Cantina Dream jobs do exist. I mean, if your dream job involves getting paid to pet puppies. (And if it doesn’t, who are you?) It’s actually a fall/winter internship....

McDonald’s Benefits Include Helping Employees Plan Future Careers

McDonald's in Northwest Washington DC on January 19, 2015. Coast-to-Coast/Getty Images McDonald’s just announced a new program that offers employees advice on how to advance in their careers — whether it’s with the...

Two Painters Share Tips on How to Make Money as an Artist

Bekky Beukes had a plan for completing her mural in a week. As one of 17 local and visiting artists invited to St. Petersburg, Florida’s annual SHINE Mural Festival, she had carefully plotted how...

Meet a Family That Runs a Water Delivery Service in Alaska

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to leave the faucet running while you brush your teeth. But how long do you take to rinse off a dish with baked-on lasagna? How much water does your...

Here’s Your Chance to Become One of ‘The Price Is Right’ Models

Drew Carey the host of the game show "The Price is Right" is seen during taping of the game show at CBS's Bob Barker Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Kevork Djansezian/AP Photo If...

These People Make the Case for a Paper Planner Over a Digital One

Oh smartphones, what can’t you do? I use mine for all sorts of things: making phone calls, taking photos, waking up in the morning, cashing checks, playing fantasy football and paying for coffee when...

Physical Over Digital: Why Some People Prefer Paper Planners Over Apps

Oh smartphones, what can’t you do? I use mine for all sorts of things: making phone calls, taking photos, waking up in the morning, cashing checks, playing fantasy football and paying for coffee when...

These Former Teachers Started a Thriving Business Making Biscuits

Sometimes when an opportunity arises, you just gotta roll with it. Jesse Thompson and Lee Valenti were school teachers who dreamed of opening a learning center they’d call Hey Giant Robot, but they needed a...

Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Your Local College Alumni Group

Akilah Fields didn’t know what to expect while attending her first meet-and-greet event hosted by her local college alumni chapter. At the time, she was in the the middle of relocating to Tampa, Florida,...

This Man Built a Business Making Novelty Mugs From Baseball Bats

It makes sense that Randall Thompson feels comfortable comparing his business to America’s pastime, considering how big a role it has played in his life. “I feel as if what we’re doing, we’re playing...

This Man Built a Six-Figure Business Hanging Christmas Lights

When you have a name like Josh Trees and your job is hanging holiday lights, you have to be prepared for the inevitable question: Is that actually your name? Trees — yes, that’s his real...

Is Swagbucks Worth It? 3 Women Show Us How They’ve Earned $2,500+

When Jessica Maloy’s son turned 16, they started talking about college. And she started thinking — really thinking hard — about how much money it was going to cost. “It’s overwhelming to me,” she says....

Here’s Where to Make Your Literary Magazine Submissions

Let’s get this out of the way: Poetry ain’t going to pay the bills. (Unless you’re Terrance Hayes, maybe.) But if you’re willing to put yourself out there and perfect your craft, it could provide...

These 6 Tips Will Help You Overcome the ‘Sunday Scaries’

The struggle was very real for Chrissy Macken every Sunday night. About four years ago, she worked for a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. with limited resources: Employees oversaw multiple projects and didn’t have...

How This Duo Built a Cold Brew Coffee Business

Decision-making, long hours, late nights, financial concerns, constantly changing plans — it’s no secret that starting your own business is hard work. It’s no different for the owners of Made Coffee, but at least they...

Apply for Sitel Jobs at a Hiring Event Starting Oct. 23

Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Thousands of seasonal and full-time jobs at Sitel are up for grabs, and there are many ways to land one. The global customer service management company plans to fill...

What You Need to Know to Land a Job at an In-Store Hiring Event

Milagros Figueroa applies lip gloss as she waits to be interviewed during Best Buy's national holiday hiring fair in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder When Milagros Figueroa walked into her local...

Wondering How to Ask for a Raise? Now’s a Good Time to Learn

PeopleImages/ Getty Images A good time to ask for that raise could be right about… now. The latest numbers from U.S. Labor Department show that the 7.1 million job openings now exceed the number...

Here’s What It’s Like to Be a Haunted House Scare Actor

Around 7 p.m. in Dade City, Florida, as the sun is making its retreat in favor of the night, you’ll find a ghoulish scene tucked away in the woods. There’s a horde of infected...

Fiverr Is Offering E-Learning Classes Designed for Freelancers

Aileen Perilla/The Penny Hoarder The online freelance marketplace Fiverr has decided to get into the e-learning game. The company announced the launch of Learn from Fiverr, an e-learning program built directly into the Fiverr...

Land a UPS Seasonal Job On-Site at Its Oct.19 National Job Fair

UPS is calling it Brown Friday. That’s the term the company is using to describe its hiring bonanza prior to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping sprees. The shipping company says it will...

What Entrepreneurs Have Learned From Their Business Failures

Everyone loves a good success story, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. You know how the narrative usually goes: Man overcomes hardship to open a bakery and business is booming, or woman has groundbreaking,...

Don’t Miss This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17 · The Penny Hoarder

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

35 Employers to Recruit at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

Land a Dollar Tree Job at a Hiring Event on Oct. 17

Construction workers are pictured outside a Dollar Tree store in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 6, 2018. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder The chain of discount stores known for saving everyone a few dollars...

Starbucks Offers Employees Backup Child and Adult Care · The Penny Hoarder

People enter a Starbuck's store in New York, NYon May 26, 2018. Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Starbucks has sweetened the brew of benefits it’s serving employees. The java giant announced its program, which...

Here’s What to Know About Family Caregiver Rights and Benefits

Usha Tewari has two full-time jobs, but she only gets paid for one of them. Tewari works as an administrator for the Orange County Property Appraiser in Orlando, Florida, but she started an unpaid position...

How This Couple’s Side Hustles Have Earned Them $160K (So Far)

My wife, Meg, and I are an average 30-something couple. We’re public school teachers who live in the Chicago suburbs with our son and two dogs. On top of our demanding teaching careers, we...

Use These 5 Key Tips on How to Write a Recent Graduate Resume

“Man Confidently Hits ‘Send’ on Worst Job Application Company Has Ever Seen” is probably my favorite article from The Onion. It makes me laugh and then think, “Oh, man, that was definitely me on...

Find a Work-From-Home Job at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 11

visualspace/ Getty Images Log on Thursday to this virtual job fair and you might just log off with a new work-from-home job. My Employment Options is hosting a virtual career fair Oct. 11, from...

JCPenney to Fill 39K Seasonal Jobs at National Hiring Day Oct. 16

JCPenny store in Manhattan , New York City on April 4, 2018. photobyphm/ Getty Images JCPenney is holding a national hiring day at all of its stores on Oct. 16 from 2 to...
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