Erica Lamberg, Real Simple Magazine

Erica Lamberg

Real Simple Magazine

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

How to Barter Your Skills to Save Money

Are you a pet whisperer? A pro at fixing things? An expert baker? See what those talents can get you. → Read More

Why You Should Take an Inventory of Your Credit Cards Now

Having multiple credit cards can be beneficial, but only if you manage them properly. Experts explain how to take an inventory of your credit cards. → Read More

Should You Really Split That Dinner Bill? 5 Etiquette Tips

A guide to splitting the bill evenly—or not—when dining out. Etiquette experts provide five top tips to help you decide when splitting the check evenly is appropriate, when you can calculate your own meal and bow out, and when you need to pony up and pay for a guest of honor. → Read More

The one wedding expense you should consider—especially during the pandemic

Wedding insurance, sometimes required by venues, covers liability and events, lost photographs, or if you have to cancel at a minimal cost. Talk to your planner, or check your existing homeowners policy. → Read More

Are cash back debit cards worth it?

Several debit cards are now poised to offer rewards to users, including cash back. For many users, they might be a better choice than credit. → Read More

How to cash a money order quickly and securely

A money order is a method of sending prepaid money that's more secure than a personal check or cash. When you get one, you'll want to cash it quickly. → Read More

How to maximize credit card rewards

Each time you use a rewards credit card, it’s an opportunity to earn points, cash back or miles. Use these strategies to maximize earning potential. → Read More

What is a stipend and how to know if you are eligible

A stipend is a way to encourage students, interns and those looking for some industry exposure to learn and experience a company’s culture. → Read More

How to follow up after an interview without being overbearing

After an interview it can be tempting to show lots of interest, but excessive interest isn’t always the best tactic. There’s a fine line between showing eagerness and coming across as overbearing when following up after an interview. Here are some tips from business experts on how to show you’re interested in a position without becoming a nudge. Pack your thank you note with what makes you shine… → Read More

How to travel with colleagues to off-site meetings without awkwardness

Here are tips from a human resources expert on exactly how to keep the awkwardness to a minimum and productivity to a maximum. → Read More

5 reasons your boss wants you to succeed

You may wonder why your boss points out weak spots more than they applaud when you do something right. But, experts say, your boss wants you to succeed, and here’s why. → Read More

4 ways to overcome fear of failure after a poor review

f your review is below what is expected, this can result in feeling defeated, anxious and worried. These emotions also can create a fear of failure at work. → Read More

5 reasons delegating isn’t always the best business strategy

Delegation may not be as productive as it seems. We’ve asked business experts to share when delegating may not be the best course of action. → Read More

This book is for anyone who has felt betrayed by their career

Ladders spoke with Alex J. Plinio regarding the new book, Time to Get Real!: Turning Uncertainty into an Action Plan for Personal and Professional Success. → Read More

5 expert ways your cover letter can make you a top contender

Here are five ways to use your cover letter to describe in detail how you’re the best person for the job as you embark on your 2020 job search. → Read More

6 reasons your resume can be sabotaging your hiring chances

Your resume’s language should reflect the roles that interest you. Use resources to raise your resume to a higher level according to these experts. → Read More

4 ways to reconnect with a business contact that ghosts you

If you want to re-connect with a contact in your business circle after being given the cold shoulder, hereis how to do it. → Read More

What to do if your boss finds out you're interviewing

If your boss finds out that you’re looking for a new job, they’ll probably want to meet with you to find out why you’re job-hunting. → Read More

5 reasons you’re not being remembered after an interview

We’ve asked employment experts and other professionals about why you could be being passed up for a call-back after your job interview. → Read More

5 ways to keenly answer resume blind-spots during your interview

We’ve asked job experts about how to sharpen your skills and be prepared to answer those tough resume blind-spot questions during an interview. → Read More