The Retirement Goals Everyone Should Hit in Their 20’s

  Finding ways to save for retirement in your twenties can be difficult when you’re consumed with repaying student loans and simply “getting by”. Still, research shows that Millennials are keeping pace — and sometimes surpassing — older generations when it comes to retirement savings. This suggests eventual retirement is more…

4 Signs You’re Heading for a Burnout at Work

  I’m burned out. Why? Currently, I work four jobs. I manage my resume business, write for an online publication, freelance occasionally, and run this blog. So yes, I’m burned out. But not in the way I’m talking about on today’s post. I’m burned out…

Lauren IRL: How To Handle Nosy Strangers

In real life (IRL), we must face our differences head on. I want you to follow me on my journey to do just that through this “Lauren IRL” video series and learn something about your own journey along the way. This site has promised to be a unfiltered…

Interview Checklist: 10 Things You Must Do Before the Big Day

  Interviews can be stressful, even for seasoned career vets. This in-person meeting is often your only chance to strut your stuff and make a strong case for your hire. But in the midst of anticipating the hard questions, practicing show-stopper answers, and making up an excuse for…

Here’s Why I ALWAYS Mention My Disability in an Interview

It’s no secret that I have a disability — and a very noticeable one at that. Cerebral Palsy limits my leg movement and affects my gait.  So naturally, this brings me face to face with daily obstacles that most people may never have to deal with in a lifetime…

The Best Piece of Financial Advice I Ever Read!

  The older I get, the harder it is for me to avoid comparing myself to others in the same stage of life. Does anyone else feel the slight tug of depression and FOMO after scrolling through social media and seeing what others are doing that you’re not? It…

6 Reasons the Best Candidate Doesn’t Get the Job

You were clearly the most qualified candidate. When it came to the job search, you did everything by the book—polished up that resume, researched the company beforehand, asked insightful questions during the interview, and followed up with the team within 24 hours. But still your phone remained silent and…

11 Phrases You’ve Been Saying Wrong Your Entire Life

I’ve been informed that I say a lot things incorrectly. Family and friends are always correcting me saying “huh?”, “did you mean”, and “are you trying to say…” For many of us, we are simply unaware of our pronunciation fails end up sounding dumb in every day conversation—even…

4 Things All Recent Grads Should Do Right Now!

There are few things that are more exciting than graduating college.  Well, except maybe Superbowl Sunday or free chicken mini days at Chick-fil-a…

How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter (Yes, You Still Need One!)

  “Click below to apply now, and tell us why you’d be a good fit for our company.” “NOOOOOOOOO!” you scream inwardly.  Or out loud if you’re at home. “Why are they making me write this when they probably won’t even read it? I already attached my…