Fixing finances is a popular New Year's resolution and there are ways to make it happen. Americans seemingly have no fear of debt. We borrow to buy cars, houses, to pay for school, and, in many cases, for reasons that are a lot less justified. In fact, the average American household has $137,063 in debt, according to the Federal Reserve's latest numbers. Of course, a lot of that debt is mortgage -- a type of debt most are forced to take on if they want to own a home.
You deserve to like your job and to want to go to work each day. Too many people make compromises when it comes to their professional life. Maybe they sacrifice money for happiness, or maybe it's the other way around. If that's you, and you're not 100% satisfied with your working life, then it's time do something different. That's not easy, and in many cases, it's scary. Reward very rarely comes without risk, but if you never take any chances or make any moves, you'll never get anywhere.
Less than 10% expect their finances to get worse in 2018. With both unemployment and the stock market at, or near, record highs, most Americans have reason to be confident. It's easier to find a job in many markets, and even low-level workers are seeing wage increases as giant retailers including Walmart and Target will pay all hourly employees at least $11 an hour.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".