Jobless claims had an unanticipated spike last week, making for a four-month high.
A bill that would allow workers to call in sick without worrying about being fired or losing a day’s wages is waiting to be passed in New York, Washington, Massachusetts and Vermont,... Read more »
The impact of rising rents has a disproportionate impact on lower-income families. Read more »
Retiring is a hope that 28 percent of Americans said they will never be able to afford. Read more »
The attitudes of working moms towards full-time employment have changed over the past five years. Read more »
Learn nine little-known ways student loans impact your credit score, and overall credit worthiness. Read more »
The pros and cons of telecommuting have been in the news since Yahoo announced that its employees would no longer be allowed to work from home. I don't think that decision should affect the general... Read more »
With large refunds coming, tax time is the best time for many families to set aside some money for savings. Read more »
What Google thinks about you matters to a potential boss. With 10 percent of non-celebrity people searches taking up Google search volume, a recruiter or hiring manager will most likely look you up... Read more »
The gendered pay gap is getting worse, according to a new study by the Institute for Women's Policy and research. Read more »
The tradition of frequent moves among American workers is slowing down, according to researchers at Princeton University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Read more »
States are offering a ways to get out-of-state tuition at a cheaper cost. Read more »
Daylight saving time can lead to unpleasant consequences. Precautions can be taken, however, to make the transition easier and safer. Read more »
The best time to look for a scholarship is before March in a high school student’s senior year. Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, I asked readers the question, "Is it ever OK to be lazy, just for a while?" The response was unanimously in the affirmative — with some caveats. Read more »
More than three-fourths of families had at least one person employed in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For these households, what makes a company family friendly? Read more »
The number of young people falling behind on loans has escalated the past four years, making the percentage of borrowers under 30 with late student loan payments 9 percentage points higher,... Read more »
Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare. Read more »
Retirement has a different meaning for 60 percent of workers older than 60. Read more »
Parents who have stayed at home for several years to care for family face an uphill battle when they want to return to work. Following these seven tips can help make a former at-home parent a... Read more »
Pew Economic Mobility Project unveils a deeper look at absolute economic mobility. Read more »
Fewer than 11 percent of U.S. workers in the private industry have paid leave when a child is born, so America lags behind all other industrial countries and most others, too. Even when folks take... Read more »
It's not always easy being a grown-up, with all of the work and bills and responsibility. Those of us who have grown up already know this. But it's nice when our children get a little of that... Read more »
Negotiating a salary is something the majority of companies are willing to do but few employees take advantage of. Read more »
An interactive map from Improvement Center rates the best cities to live in for 35 different categories. Read more »
If you are ready to become your own boss, here are four options that might align well with who you are and what you enjoy. Which of the following alternatives suits you best? Read more »
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