Mr. Happy Work Blog

Video Games as an Adult - Balancing Video Games with Life

Balancing Video Games with Work, Parenting, and Life

Video games when you’re a kid or a teenager are just about the best thing ever.  They are a medium with nearly unlimited potential to provide entertainment, foster social connections with others, and allow us to experience alternate realities we could otherwise only dream of.  There are breathtaking worlds to explore, interesting… Read More

My employers wants my W-2 forms during interview process.

Ask Mr. Happy Work – Employer Asking for W-2 Forms During the Interview Process?

Welcome to another edition of “Ask Mr. Happy Work”, where you ask me questions about work, careers, education, life, (or anything really), and I answer them! Today’s question is about a request from an employer to provide old W-2 forms as part of their interview process.  Why would employers want these?  Is… Read More

Financial Independence

My Thoughts About FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) – Forget Frugal, Be Savvy!

Retiring at age 30 with enough money to live off of forever?  Why not, sounds great!  This is the basis of the FIRE movement, which is an acronym for Financial Independence and Retire Early. The New American Dream It’s a movement and lifestyle that has been quickly sweeping across America and especially… Read More

Ask Mr. Happy Work - My Boss Said He'll Fire Me if I Get a Second Job

Ask Mr. Happy Work – My Boss Said He’ll Fire Me If I Get a Second Job

Welcome to another edition of “Ask Mr. Happy Work”, where you ask me questions about work, careers, education, life, (or anything really), and I answer them! Today’s question describes something that isn’t as uncommon as you may think.  Can your company fire you for working a second job or having some other… Read More

Improve your communication skills with these simple and easy techniques!

Immediately Improve Your Communication Skills With These Simple and Easy Techniques

Great communication skills are extremely valuable for both work and life with countless benefits. They will allow you to excel in your career (there’s a reason why almost every job asks for “excellent communication skills”).  They are critical for happy relationships.  Great communication skills allow your voice to be heard and help… Read More