Liisa Rajala

Researcher-Reporter, The Kiplinger Letters
Easy Steps for First-Time Taxpayers
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Taxes

Easy Steps for First-Time Taxpayers

Whether it's your very first time or just your first time filing without Mom and Dad's help, we have the basics on filing your 2011 tax returns.
March 27, 2017
8 Low-Cost Franchises for Hard Times
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8 Low-Cost Franchises for Hard Times

Laid off or having trouble finding a job?
July 31, 2014
As Congress Dawdles, States Take Policy Lead
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As Congress Dawdles, States Take Policy Lead

Minimum wage, same-sex marriage, pension reform, marijuana and food safety are on the agenda in state capitals.
March 11, 2014
Useful Apps for Small Businesses
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Useful Apps for Small Businesses

You can run a good chunk of your business right from your phone. Here's how.
February 18, 2014
Obamacare for Twenty- and Thirtysomethings
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Obamacare for Twenty- and Thirtysomethings

Young adults don't often worry about their health coverage, but it's important to protect yourself against unexpected expenses.
October 25, 2013
Flexibility or Salary: What Do You Value Most at Work?
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Your Business

Flexibility or Salary: What Do You Value Most at Work?

Members of Generation Y are likely to choose flexibility over higher pay. Our columnists face off about this preference.
March 29, 2013
How to Start Your Career Without a College Degree
Your Business

How to Start Your Career Without a College Degree

If attending a four-year college isn't in the cards, you can take advantage of other opportunities for a lucrative career
October 12, 2012
Help Wanted? Find It with Social Media
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Help Wanted? Find It with Social Media

Forget sifting through résumés from people you don't know. Use LinkedIn, TalentVine and other sites to engage and cultivate talented workers.
February 9, 2012
America's Failing Infrastructure: A Scary Picture
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America's Failing Infrastructure: A Scary Picture

Just how safe is the bridge you crossed on your way to work today? You may not want to know.
November 4, 2011
8 Low-Cost Franchises for Hard Times
business

8 Low-Cost Franchises for Hard Times

Laid off or having trouble finding a job? Tired of working for somebody else and looking to start a business of your own?
September 29, 2011