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Money: What Rich Social Workers Do To Make More

Ask any random social worker on the street what the number one complaint in social work is and they’ll say it’s the money (or, rather, the lack thereof).

This is not a new complaint and not likely one to go away in the next several years. Social work has long been associated with volunteerism and poverty and it seems that the more good we try to do, the harder it is to make a living doing it. Continue reading

Living Richly From the Inside Out: My Interview With Karlecia Swan

I always love to hang out with social workers – so much fun and self-awareness in one place it’s intoxicating.

But I especially love when I get to hang out with old classmates who have gone on to do great things. Being with those people really helps me to put my journey into perspective because I get to see how far we’ve all come.

And on that note, I recently had the great pleasure of hanging out with one of my former classmates, Karlecia Swan. Karlecia and I would often sit near to each other in class and subsequently end up running role plays and group projects together. Hashtag What-were-we-supposed-to-be-learning-again? Continue reading

This Little-Known Secret Will Give You An Advantage Over MBA Grads in 2015


As a social worker who has spent some time also working with corporate organizations, I get why businesses use social workers.

What is less understandable to me is why more social workers don’t seek opportunities to work within the corporate sector –  especially those who complain about not being able to make any money. Continue reading

What You Need to Know to Become Rich:Do What You Need to Do (Part 1)

The following is the first in a 5-part series from guest post contributor, Rick Cummings, MSW. You can follow Rick on Twitter @socialworkfactz or email him at [email protected] 


Are you familiar with the line from the following film?

“We do what we have to do in order to do what we want to do.” James Farmer Jr., The Great Debaters (2007).

This line coincides with the patience, discipline, and mindfulness that accompanies the mindset necessary to develop wealth – to become rich. Continue reading

‘Ish Just Got Real: Why You Can’t Afford to Wait for Your Ship to Come In and 7 Steps to Take Instead


This week my father had a heart attack.

Yeah. That’s some real ‘ish, I know.

But get this: it was evidently his second one. We found out he had had a smaller one prior because the doctors discovered some additional veins that had grown to try to compensate for the loss of an artery that had died at some point in the past . Continue reading

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