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Americans In The Dark About Group Insurance

August 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

They aren’t aware their employers offer insurance for costs unrelated to healthcare.

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Nontraditional Employees Don’t Have Benefits

August 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

One in four Americans are part-time workers or independent contractors, yet don’t have the same benefits — like health insurance or a retirement plan — like their traditional-working peers.

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Better Body Language Can Land You A Job

August 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Make eye contact, but not too much.

40-hour work week? Try 60

Financial Woes Are Literally Killing Us

August 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Almost half of Americans worry about their finances at least once a week, and almost one-quarter of us are probably thinking about our money problems at least once a day.

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Looking For Work? Now’s A Good Time

July 25, 2017 | Gregory Cox

More money and more jobs are on the horizon for those in and out of the market

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We Don’t Know What To Wear To Work

July 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

And our company dress code policy isn’t helping.

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Executives Won’t Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

July 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Bosses know financial anxiety wears their workers thin, but most haven’t stepped up to help.

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Work-Life Balance Is Improving

July 17, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And managers are helping set the example

Technology moves faster than people, increasing the need for identity theft protection and cybersecurity

Cyber Attacks Are Coming and We Know It

July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them

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The Financial Panther Avoided Lifestyle Inflation

July 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And he embraced the personal finance community as he paid down debt.

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This “Money-Pit” Ruined Lindsay’s Finances

June 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It left the Notorious D.E.B.T. writer and her husband hopelessly in debt — but they’re making a comeback.

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Job Recruiters Are Making Great Money

June 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Job recruiters are seeing faster-than-average wage growth compared to other jobs around the country.

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College Seniors Struggle To Pick Careers

June 2, 2017 | Joe Pye

One reason: They focus too much on class and not enough on what else colleges offer.

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5 Boring Tasks All Entrepreneurs Must Master to be Successful

June 1, 2017 | John Rampton

Making money is fun. Keeping track of the money? Not so much.

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This Summer: More Seasonal Work at Higher Pay

May 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More companies, large and small, are on the hunt for great workers this summer, while pay for those jobs is also expected to go up.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

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Entrepreneur Moms Never Stop Working

May 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.

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Job Problems Are Hurting Savings for Boomers

May 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Nearly one-third of Americans 50 years of age and older have faced career setbacks and by 2021, retirees will lose $4.3 trillion in retirement savings.

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Gender Pay Gap Still Exists Up to Five Years After College Graduation

May 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The gender pay gap exists even for the youngest of workers, as young men and women won’t see equal pay until five years after they graduate from college.

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ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And some people still don’t believe him

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Your New Startup Employer Offered You Equity, Now What?

April 20, 2017 | Make Change

We break down this complicated financial topic in terms anyone can understand.

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The State of the Pay Gap

April 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Pay gaps are still really real. Some are widening, while others are nearly closed.

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Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate

April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.

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What Happens When Researchers Team Up? This.

April 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.

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Can’t Pick a Career? TV Can Help

April 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Research shows nearly 25 percent of high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie.

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Tech Can’t Solve Every Entrepreneur’s Problem

April 6, 2017 | John Rampton

Here’s how technology HASN’T changed what it takes to be successful entrepreneur.

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Women Won’t See Equal Pay Until 2248

April 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.

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Ironically, The Worst-Paying Job for Women Is in Finance

April 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Ladies earn nearly half what their male counterparts make when it comes to this one job.

40-hour work week? Try 60

How Working Too Hard Can Drive You Into Debt

April 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ve heard the term, “work smarter, not harder”? Try “work less, save more.”

Businesses try to reward employees with Martin Luther King Day off, but for many it means time to focus on their side hustle

The Truth About Side Hustles

March 30, 2017 | Make Change

Taking on extra work for extra cash seems like a no-brainer. But some side gigs just aren’t worth it.

If the struggle of gender equality for women, some are ashamed to face their finances, as they hold more debt, not savings

Not Much To Celebrate This Women’s History Month?

March 29, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The financial news is rather bleak, but the future is brighter.

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3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 | John Rampton

…and 3 lessons they shouldn’t!

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Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

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The Rudest Generation

March 10, 2017 | Joe Pye

Generation Z makes millennials look like saints — but they’re the most likely to reach out to businesses.

The cost of a pile of school supplies is nothing compared to the shocking state of school teacher pay

Ten States With Best Paid Teachers

March 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Teachers living in Alaska and New York can make nearly twice as much as those living in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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Millennials Struggle To Stay Calm At Work

February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

Young professionals bear the brunt of increasing work-related stress.

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6 Stupid Things That Can Cost You a Job

February 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Asking the hiring manager where the nearest bar is located won’t get you in.

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017 | John Rampton

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

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Honeymooning at Work

February 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Just like marriages, happiness levels at work take a nose-dive after the first year on the job. If the honeymoon is over at your job, there are still ways for you to be happy.

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We’re All Burnt Out But No One Cares

February 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As many as 95 percent of hiring managers say employee burnout is completely damaging companies, causing high turnover rates and workplace retention issues.