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Salary History Reveal Laws Aren’t Helping Employees Yet

December 7, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Female workers are especially hurt when they don’t reveal their previous pay.

Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation

Nick Hustled to Build His Own Business

December 6, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He worked nights and weekends to become an entrepreneur.

Financial planning with an adviser about work 401ks

Most Americans have a 401(k) Retirement Plan at Work

December 5, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Unfortunately, most don’t know enough to take advantage of it.

Pennsylvanians are Stressed This Holiday Season.

People in Pennsylvania Are Stressed This Holiday Season

November 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Some cities are more stressed out than others during the holidays, while many are happier this season.

Liars Don't Get Hired

Resume Mistakes: Horror Movies Are Not a Good Job Skill

November 27, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

People put weird things on their resumes. Don’t be one of them.

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

Where Is The Best Place To Learn About Money?

November 2, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Apparently, it’s the same place where we make it.

Except for These Jobs, Men Earn More Than Women

Men Earn More Than Women — Except in These Jobs

October 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make less money than their male counterparts in most jobs, but not all.

Workers are wasting time on their phones

Full-time Workers Keep Wasting Time on Their Phones

September 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Workers spend an average of five hours a week on their phones doing nonwork things and their employers don’t like it. They also think their workers are doing it more often than they really are.

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.

A young woman talks on her smartphone while sitting in front of a laptop in the home office space of her apartment

We Don’t Know What To Wear To Work

July 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

And our company dress code policy isn’t helping.

Buisnessman looks out of window while contemplating financial wellness

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.

Image of an excited man leaving his job who has achieved a work-life balance

Work-Life Balance Is Improving

July 17, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And managers are helping set the example

401k match and automatic retirement saving work

Look What Happens When Companies Care About Employee Retirement

July 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Employers who match contributions or have automatic programs set up for their employees have more workers who are prepared for retirement than those who don’t have any methods in place.

Debt.com debt news illustration by Ivan Benavides: Female student walks towards hole as businessman considers housing market

Debt News You Probably Haven’t Heard — But Should

June 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: clueless about student loans, passionless about work, passionate about boycotts.

Vacation doctor says: vacations are sexy

Americans Can’t Stop Working – And Vacationing Won’t Help

June 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

Workplace burnout is up, yet vacations are just as stressful.

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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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Working on the Weekend

May 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost three quarters of Americans put in a full day of work over the weekend every month.

Work excuses you can use

How Our Jobs Are Making Us Sick

April 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.

Millennials can't save? Not true

Educated And Employed

March 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

2017 shows the highest hiring rates for entry level jobs in 15 years.

jobs that do not require degrees

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.

social media searches can hurt

Ask the Expert: Can I Ask a Personal Question?

March 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how Howard hires.

A networking study says Facebook counts

The Top 10 Creative Jobs

March 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

These jobs pay $45,000 a year on average with room to grow.

A woman with defensive body language in a job interview

Millennials Struggle To Stay Calm At Work

February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

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

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell search for good legislative ideas (illustrated)

5 Smart Pieces of State Debt Legislation

February 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

If Congress needs help helping people, it should look to these state legislators.

job satisfaction

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.

how to avoid financial stress

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.

working at a startup

Should I Work for a Brand-New Company?

February 9, 2017 | John Rampton

Here are the pros and cons to working at a start-up.

raise or promotion

Dvorkin On Debt: What Matters More, Money Or Power?

February 6, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The answer depends on one factor. Sadly, no one’s talking about it.

A networking study says Facebook counts

#PlanForVacation Sounds Nice, except we Won’t Do it

January 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Americans are leaving 658 million vacation days unused every single year.

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

Sorry: Most Employees Are Working Today

January 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Only 37 percent of employees will be getting paid to not work today. It’s an all-time high, but the rest of us will be working today.

Technology put the world in your hands, but it comes with a range of risks, from personal hacking to business identity theft

Need a Job? Chances Are You’ll Get One

January 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of employers plan to hire permanent, full-time employees and 30 percent plan to hire part-timers this year, even as unemployment is at one of its lowest points in history.

If the paperwork from your school loan servicers has you grabbing your hair, you may need assistance with student loan debt

Most Employees Don’t Get the Student Loan Help They Need

January 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.

40-hour work week? Try 60

All Work, No Play Is the American Way

January 5, 2017 | Joe Pye

We’re getting paid vacation time, but not using all of it.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Want a New Job? Here are the Best Ones

December 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All jobs in these fields average at least $20 an hour and are some of the fastest-growing positions in the labor market right now.

Bullied at work

How To Prepare Your Finances For A Layoff

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.

How to thank your boss's on national boss day

Office Gift-giving: Yay or Nay?

November 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most human resources managers agree that employees and managers should have gift exchanges, but admit there have been some really strange gifts given in the past that shouldn’t be repeated.

Be the boss or befriend the boss?

Holiday Parties Are Prime Time for Bosses to Embarrass Themselves

November 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Why do managers seem to always lose their cool in front of employees at holiday parties?

best retirement accounts

Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Many of Us Want to Change Jobs – But Not for the Money

August 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Salary tops the list, just barely — “benefits” and “fun” are next

Debt.com's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

How Smart People Sink Their Careers in 15 Minutes

August 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They forget to do these four things when they apply for a job, and it costs them.

Money questions millennials shopping habits

Money Problems Make Young People “Work Martyrs”

August 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Millennials are so worried about their current finances that they will never stop working.

Don't fall for the top scams of 2014.

Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cover Minimum Needs

August 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans can’t make ends meet within their minimum wage jobs.

millennials and money

Do Millennials Actually Care About Money?

July 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

When it comes to what young people want at work, income is last on the list

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Work Is Killing Us

June 24, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Who has time for time off? We’re too busy being distracted.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Working Conditions

June 10, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

From skin to theft to insurance…

how entrepreneurs fail

10 Crucial Steps To Becoming A “Pre-Entrepreneur”

December 24, 2015 | John Rampton

Part 5 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: Before you get started, you need to get started.

Does debt consolidation work?

Ask The Expert: Should I Work In The Same Office As My Wife?

October 28, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks he can make more money by working with his wife, but will he also make trouble?

Working effectively or effectively working?

Why Loving Your Job Could Mean Bigger Paychecks

September 17, 2015 | Debt.com

It’s not a hunch, it’s research.

40-hour work week? Try 60

10 Reasons You Never Get Anything Done at Work

June 16, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

A new study highlights the most popular ways to slack — and we’ve got the remedies.

computer security investigations

Companies Average 78 Computer Security Investigations Per Year

April 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Here are the identity theft tactics security experts expect from hackers this year, and how they’re preparing to prevent it.