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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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.

These resume lies are unbelievable

5 stupid but funny resume lies

August 12, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Lying on resumes isn’t rare but isn’t done well, either.

A networking study says Facebook counts

Networking isn’t the nightmare we think it is

July 29, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Hate being professionally social? Good thing email and Facebook count.

How much money do you need to be happy?

How much money do you need to be happy?

July 28, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

You don’t need to make $100,000 a year to be happy with your work. Fact is, most people would keep working even if they won the lotto.

40-hour work week? Try 60

40-hour work week — what’s that?

July 21, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Thanks to technology, nobody really works 40 hours a week anymore. At least not in America.

Understanding voluntary benefits requires teamwork.

Demystifying job benefits is a group effort

June 23, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Employers want low costs and high enrollment. Employees want low costs and clear options. And the human resources department just wants to stay sane.

How employees waste time

Top 10 ways employees waste time

June 17, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Believe it or not, only half involve technology.

Workplace rivals

Infographic of the week: Workplace rivals

June 13, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

When the going gets tough, some employees get going somewhere else.

Working effectively or effectively working?

Infographic of the (work) week

May 30, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Do you work on the weekends? Nearly 1 in 5 employees do. And that pleases some people.

Job stress is a vicious cycle.

The vicious cycle of job stress

May 6, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Can’t sleep, so you can’t work, so you work late, so you can’t sleep. Then you get sick and blow your vacation days.

Are you celebrating Administrative Professionals Day?

Today is NOT Secretary’s Day

April 23, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

It’s Administrative Professionals Day. If you’re not already one, here’s the latest on how to become one.

Day 263 - Lunch At My Desk

Are hour lunch breaks a thing of the past?

April 10, 2014 | Andrea Richard

Occupy lunch room: You won’t want to skip lunch when you learn why not to.

Try these excuses to go to a job interview without outright lying to an employer.

Best (worst?) excuses to get out of work for a job interview

March 18, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan

There are better ways to get out of work for a job interview than faking an illness. We’ll tell you how.

Are these dumb or great excuses for being late?

The 10 best excuses for being late to work

March 13, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

They involve cats, zebras, and superglue. But only one turned out to be true.

You can cope with daylight saving time.

How to survive daylight saving time

March 7, 2014 | Andrea Richard

Sunday is the dreaded “spring forward” part of the annual ritual. Here’s how to show up bright-eyed for work Monday.