Your Pockets Will Thank You Later

Holiday spending can get out of hand quickly, with some people going into debt just from buying gifts. People will blame companies for tugging at their hearts using marketing campaigns, and others might blame inflation, but both are inevitable. There will always be millions of dollars spent on holiday marketing, and inflation will always be a factor. Proper planning and discipline are always options. Here are some more tips for saving money this holiday season.

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Is education the key to success?

Have you heard the phrase, “getting an education is the key to success”? And have you ever tried to decipher what this means? When I hear the word “education,” the first thing that comes to mind is someone who chooses to go to college and pursue a degree. However, getting an education can also include going through a certification program and following a tradesman’s path. Today’s norm is to attend college, but have you considered taking an alternative path? If so, it is essential to weigh the pros and cons of every educational path you are considering and use labor market information to influence your decision.

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2022 Point-In-Time Downtown Houston Survey 

In January 2022, The Way Home and The Coalition for the Homeless teamed up to conduct their annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count. During the count, volunteers surveyed individuals experiencing homelessness in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties. As the Navigator for Workforce Solutions’ Income Now program, I had the opportunity to volunteer at this year’s PIT count. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were allowed to form teams or venture on our own into the downtown Houston area to conduct interviews and collect data using an app on our cell phones. 

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Can’t Fight the Feeling…Or can you?

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Do you believe your age is preventing you from getting hired? Ageism can impact anyone, regardless of their age. How do you break the cycle when this happens? The focus of this article is what you can do during an interview to address the interviewer’s underlying concerns. 

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