office life

We help working stiffs get a leg-up on financial issues that are impacted by what you do when you’re on the clock at your job. From the right steps to take when asking for a raise to making sure you get the most out of your benefits, helps you make sure your life around the office supports the life you want to live everywhere else.

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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.

millennial stress

Millennials Struggle To Stay Calm At Work

February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

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

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 starting up 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.

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.

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.

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 |

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

vacation of the future

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 ask

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 |

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.

Administrative Professionals Day

5 Guilt-Free Gifts To Ask Your Boss For This Year

April 20, 2015 | Jess Miller

Every day is the boss’ day. Here’s how to say what you want on your day — and make sure you get something you want for Administrative Professionals Day.

the office sign

Working The Numbers: Adding Up Your Job

March 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

The lesson from recent studies: If you don’t take some vacation, you’ll get sick and die.

visual hacking

How Any Moron Can Hack Into Your Company

February 26, 2015 | Jess Miller

It’s not the hacking you’ve heard of, but it has the potential to be create even more identity theft. And it’s so simple.

Another day at the office

By The Numbers: Another Day at the Office

February 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: You’re rude, sick, tired, and don’t get enough time off.

Body language mistakes

Have You Made Any Of These Body Language Mistakes During a Job Interview?

January 20, 2015 | Jess Miller

Using too many hand gestures, fidgeting, and bad posture can cause you to miss out on your dream job.

4 Entrepreneur Rules for Night Owls

January 15, 2015 | John Rampton

Forget what you’ve been told your whole life — the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.

Holiday pay and time off are up

Thanks To Weekends, Americans Get More From The Holidays This Year

December 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

Americans have good reason to celebrate this holiday season. Here’s why.

vacation of the future

Bah Humbug In Your Office?

December 22, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If giving gifts to coworkers is stressing you out, try this.

vacation of the future

5 Tips For Throwing A Holiday Office Party You Won’t Regret

December 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s how to spend just the right amount — and make sure no one does anything stupid.

vacation of the future

What Bosses And Employees REALLY Think

November 17, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

What bosses believe their employees want is far from true.

Be the boss or befriend the boss?

Be the boss or befriend the boss?

October 16, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

New studies show a lot of people want to be in charge but aren’t cut out for it. Here’s how to enjoy the perks of leadership without the work.

How to thank your boss's on national boss day

How to suck up on Boss’s Day for $10 or less

October 14, 2014 | Jess Miller

National Boss’s Day is October 16. Here’s how to show the boss your gratitude without breaking the bank.

Working from home

Flex time set to go prime time

October 2, 2014 | Jess Miller

Shifting employee expectations may lead to more work from home.

Bullied at work

Getting bullied at work?

September 23, 2014 | Jess Miller

A new study suggests you’re not alone.

How to waste time at work.

How to waste time at work and not get caught

August 28, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Here are some ideas to cool off at work without getting in trouble — and how to make up for that lost productivity later.

Ruining retirement with bad planning

3 stupid ways we’re ruining retirement

August 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

How is it that your dog has life insurance, but you don’t have a 401(k)?

Why this recession was worse than the 2001-2002 recession and more

This week’s Debt Report

August 15, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

The economic recovery has meant lower-paying jobs but more spending and traveling.