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December 01, 2015
10 Worst College Majors for Today’s Job Market
The value of a college education continues to be reexamined in the real world.
November 28, 2015
5 Things Americans Spend All Their Money On These Days
No matter how much money you make, it never feels like enough.
November 24, 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.
November 17, 2015
10 Worst States in America to Make a Living in 2015
We all want to make a good living, but the rat race doesn’t provide the same course obstacles in every state.
November 16, 2015
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 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.
October 16, 2015
5 Times When You Should Consider 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 15, 2015
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.
October 13, 2015
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.
October 11, 2015
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.
October 06, 2015
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, 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 25, 2015
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.
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.
September 11, 2015
Here’s How $3 Billion Is Stolen From American Workers Each Year
A recent Economic Policy Institute report has found that wage theft is an "epidemic" in the U.S., costing American workers $3 billion annually.
September 10, 2015
Can’t Find a Job? Here Are 10 Jobs That Are Hiring Like Crazy
If you're in need of a job, these 10 career paths are wide open -- and businesses can't seem to find enough bodies to keep their ranks filled.
September 09, 2015
Proof Beautiful Women Can Get You To Do Whatever They Want
You always had a sneaking suspicion that beautiful people had special powers. Well, now there's science to back it up.
August 30, 2015
5 of the Hardest Jobs to Get
Some people make it their life's work to obtain career positions like these.
August 22, 2015
Parents Say Their Kids Will Be Worse Off Financially
Many parents are unsure whether their kids will get a happily ever after when it comes to their finances.
August 11, 2015
How Much Should You Tip in America?
Everywhere you go, there are different minimum wage levels, and expectations for tipping. Here's your guide to how much you should throw down, if at all.
July 15, 2015
10 States Where People Can’t Really Afford to Pay Rent
Across the U.S., renters are struggling each month to pay on time or find more affordable housing. Here are the states where it's most difficult.
July 09, 2015
Will Part-Time Jobs Ever Stop Being the New Normal in America?
Involuntary part-time work is on the rise, and we may need to come to terms with the fact that it's a new economic norm for American workers.
July 03, 2015
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.
July 03, 2015
Why Your Unpaid Internship May Be Illegal
Unpaid internships are indeed legal in the U.S., but only if these six requirements are met. Otherwise, the Department of Labor says you should be getting paid.
June 17, 2015
Your Company’s CEO is Likely Overpaid and Underperforming
Research shows the higher a CEO is paid, the worse their company does. How can this be, and what can be done about it?
June 11, 2015
4 Steps to Successfully Negotiate a Raise
You want to make sure to not overstep your boundaries or ask for too much, but you also want what you deserve.
June 06, 2015
The Most Difficult Places to Achieve the American Dream
Research from The Brookings Institute shows where it's easiest to climb the economic ladder. That may mean moving to a new city or state for many people.