Kelly Clay

Freelance journalist and lifestyle writer

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425 Business Column

425 Business
Are You Drowning in Debt? Bankruptcy Isn't the Only Way Out - 425 Business

During an extremely warm and sunny afternoon last September, when I should have been at Juanita Beach Park or at a happy hour, I found myself sitting in the home office of a bankruptcy attorney in Sammamish. I had finally crunched the numbers: There was no way in I-405 hell I could pay off my loans and credit cards.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Dating in the Workplace - 425 Business

We've all, at some point in our careers, been involved in or witnessed a workplace romance (or, at the very least, had a crush on a coworker). Many folks, from CEOs at scrappy startups to neurosurgeons at the best hospitals in our region, have, at one point, dated someone they work with.


Why Three Founders Is Better Than Two

Creating a company with a good friend or like-minded business partner is common, and allows you to both call the shots and make decisions that have a direct impact on your startup's future. Unfortunately, a startup founded by two people can be a tough sell.

Small Biz Salute: Seattle Small Business Owners Celebra

In celebration of National Small Business Week (May 4-8), The UPS Store launched a new campaign called Small Biz Salute, which recognizes small business owners for their hard work in their communities, as well as connects entrepreneurs to expand their networks, celebrate and support one another.

The Penny Hoarder
Get Paid Every Two Weeks? You're About to Earn a Sweet Bonus

If you get paid every two weeks, you're in luck: thanks to a weird calendar glitch, you'll get an extra paycheck this year. If you live paycheck to paycheck, you know what a huge difference this extra cash can make to your budget.

Payoff Life
Why I Deciced to be an AirBnB Host | Payoff Life

In summer 2014 I was renting a luxury high-rise apartment in downtown Seattle, head-over-heels in love with my now-husband ... and also barely home. As editor of a tech blog based in San Francisco, I spent every other week in the Bay Area, leaving my apartment - and its gorgeous view of the Puget Sound - empty.

The Freelancer
How Can You Calculate the Best Time to Write?

Even though I tend to wake up around 6 a.m, when it comes to getting writing done, I work best in the late afternoon and evenings. I use my mornings for administrative work, email, social media, and any other trivial task that doesn't require too much brain power.

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