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Maxwell’s Career Hot Spot

One of our goals is to share what you need to know to manage your career like a Boss. So much insightful information is available — it’s impossible to cover it all! In this space, Maxwell’s Playbook will make that a little easier by sharing the best of the best advice on jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. […]

Side Gigs

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The necessity of a side-gig is here to stay, and there are a few reasons for you to fully jump aboard: Whether it’s for today’s expenses or savings for the future, you can always use the extra income. Bills, emergency expenses, a new home or car, that dream vacation, or retirement will all be made […]

The Kardashian Effect

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Love them or hate them, the K continue to affect American culture in ways that even they probably didn’t imagine back in 2007 when their reality TV series first began.  A Washington Post story describes how women are cutting back on clothing purchases in favor of splurging on luxury cosmetics.  Theresa Yee, senior beauty editor […]

Color of the Year: Off-White

I am so excited to see off-white as a trending color for 2016! Whites and off-whites are so clean. they can serve as a background that makes other colors pop, and yet create a place for the eye to rest.  While some make think they’re boring, they actually can be very calming. Leave it to Houzz to show us what […]

Those *#@! Kitchen Floors!

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I’m planning to update my kitchen floor but am at a loss as to what material to use.  My current ceramic floors are simply too hard. I’ve been considering hardwood – I love the darker tones that add warmth to the area, and it would blend nicely with flooring in the adjacent dining room. However, a […]

DIY Home Update for Only $5,000

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Kelly, her husband and baby daughter recently moved into their first home in Northern Virginia.  The house had nearly gone into foreclosure and they were able to get it at a good price but, it needed some work.  Armed with $5,000 for  initial repairs, they embarked on an update the Property Brothers would be proud of. Kelly […]

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