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October 26, 2016
15 Worst States in America to Make a Living in 2016
We all want to make a good living, but the rat race doesn’t provide the same course obstacles in every state.
October 26, 2016
10 Least Affordable Cities to Live in the US
Looking to get ahead in life? There are many places where affordable housing is in high supply -- but these ten cities are the major exception.
October 26, 2016
The $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Reveals A Dark Truth
Gravity Payments set its minimum wage at $70,000, and the fallout has been striking. And we've seen one of the ugly parts of human nature rear its head.
October 16, 2016
5 Times When You’re Not Crazy for Taking a Pay Cut
If you’re relatively young and have few responsibilities, taking a pay cut may pay off big down the road.
October 11, 2016
10 Jobs that May Have to Take a Pay or Earnings Cut in 2017
If you're on the hunt for a secure job with promising earnings potential, you'll want to veer away from these specific career paths.
October 02, 2016
5 States Where the Middle Class Is Being Destroyed
The middle class is seeing declining membership all across the country, but none more so than in these 5 states.
September 28, 2016
Top 10 States Where Americans Are Broke
One common theme has plagued the so-called economic recovery: the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
September 03, 2016
15 Worst College Majors for Today’s Job Market
The value of a college education continues to be reexamined in the real world. The 15 worst college majors make it hard to get hired in today's job market
August 16, 2016
3 Alarming Facts About Debt You Have to See to Believe
Using debt to fund our daily lives is the status quo in America. Everything from cars to clothing can now be paid for with debt.
August 06, 2016
Americans Are Finding Jobs, But There’s an Ugly Flip Side
The good news? American workers are finding jobs, after long bouts of unemployment. The bad news? There's issues with those jobs.
August 02, 2016
10 Best Cities for Young People to Get Rich
Getting ahead in today’s economy can feel like a never-ending journey, especially when you’re taking the first few steps.
July 15, 2016
This is Why Wages Haven’t Increased in 50 Years
The economy has improved dramatically since the Great Recession's end, but wages haven't grown much. Still, that's not news after 50 years of stagnation.
July 05, 2016
5 Things Americans Spend All Their Money On These Days
No matter how much money you make, it never feels like enough.
June 27, 2016
Top 10 Cities Where Americans Are Broke
Americans are coming to grasp with an uncomfortable fact: their paychecks are shrinking every year. In these 10 cities, payday isn't a cause to celebrate
June 26, 2016
10 Jobs That Can Pay Less Than Minimum Wage
The minimum wage is supposed to be the least amount of money someone can earn in a job. But many American workers earn less than that.
March 06, 2016
How America’s Middle Class Dug Its Own Grave
As hard as it may be to accept, many of the economic woes Americans are experiencing can be traced back to their own actions -- or inaction.
March 02, 2016
Want a Bigger Paycheck? This Congressman Has Advice for You
You might want to try doing this if you want a bigger paycheck.
February 23, 2016
Why You May Never Get an Annual Pay Raise Again
We know that wages are struggling to keep up in the new economy. The reason may be that raises are simply going away.
February 10, 2016
Need a Raise? 3 Things You Can Do to Get Paid Like Your Boss
Between April 2014 and April 2015, the median paycheck taken home by the chief executive officers rose 12.7%. Average workers just got a 3% raise.
February 05, 2016
5 Lies You’ve Been Told About Work From Home
Technology has allowed some employees to escape the office by working from home, but lies and myths may be keeping others trapped.
January 25, 2016
3 Reasons Why the Middle Class Can’t Afford NFL Games Anymore
These days, middle-class Americans are stripping their budgets of costly discretionary items like NFL tickets.
December 28, 2015
Average Federal Workers Earn $84,000: How Do You Compare?
Government workers generally fare better than private sector workers and have done so since the 1990s.
December 22, 2015
Fatburger CEO: Why Nobody Wins With $15 Minimum Wage
What would happen if a nationwide $15 minimum wage was actually pushed through? According to Fatburger CEO Andrew Wiederhorn, nothing positive.
December 03, 2015
Wage Against the Machine: How Autoworkers May Make Us Money
Auto manufacturing workers are asking for better pay, and there is talk that wage inflation may be felt in other sectors before too long as a result.
October 19, 2015
Top 10 Cities That Never Recovered From the Great Recession
Despite the recession technically ending more than six years ago, the recovery process is ongoing and clearly uneven across the nation.
September 28, 2015
These 7 Presidential Candidates Want to Give You a Pay Raise
Not everyone agrees about the best way to do it, but these 7 presidential candidates are seeking to raise the minimum wage.
September 21, 2015
The Best 5 Cities for Young Workers on the Job Hunt
Young workers are paving the way for their workplace priorities, as they become the largest sector of U.S. employees. Here's the best places for them to work.
September 18, 2015
Paycheck Feeling Smaller These Days? New Research Shows Why
We know America has a problem with wage growth, but new research shows just how big of a problem we've got.
September 18, 2015
3 Reasons Why America Is Ready For a 4-Day Workweek
Is a 4-day work workweek a good idea for U.S. businesses? Data from Europe shows it might be. Here are 3 reasons to adopt a permanent 3-day weekend.
September 15, 2015
You Deserve A Bigger Paycheck, But America Isn’t Paying Up
The productivity of the American workforce has continued to rise, but paychecks haven't kept pace. Here's what will need to change for you to see more money.