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When PayScale calculates salary and compensation for a given position, we always include commuting in our numbers. That's because, in addition to providing you with new opportunities to try out your favorite cusswords, commuting is a significant cost -- one that can affect your take-home pay more than you think.
Working from home is often presented as a benefit that makes up for lower salaries or smaller raises. The idea is that a flexible schedule, in addition to being convenient and allowing us to work in our jammies, will save us money by cutting down on our commute, dry-cleaning, and lunch bills. But do we really save by staying home?
Money isn't everything, but it's easier to put up with a bad day at the office when you're not fretting about the bills. If you're contemplating a career change, then, you probably want to avoid jobs that pay less than they're worth.
Monday seems like the perfect time to do some daydreaming about winning the lottery. However, as this Casino.org infographic reveals, it isn't quite the life-changing event one might expect.
If you want to feel good, both physically and mentally, you're better off being a doctor or a teacher than a transportation worker, according to a recent Gallup poll.
The survey measured American's physical, emotional, and financial well-being by examining factors such as exercise, produce consumption, obesity, smoking, view of their workplace, and relationship to management.
Taking on a part-time job -- on top of your regular, full-time job -- isn't a decision to be made lightly. Best case scenario, it can provide you with money or experience you wouldn't otherwise get; worst case scenario, it can exhaust you to the point where you're doing neither job well.
On Monday, Olga Khazan, the Global Editor of TheAtlantic.com, reached out to veteran reporter Nate Thayer to see if he'd be interested in contributing a trimmed-down version of a previously published article to the site -- for free. Thayer declined, and then publishing his exchange with Khazan on his blog. By Tuesday morning, the internet, or at least the newsy corner of it, was flaming like a comments section.
If you want to be rich, the old adage goes, you need to spend less than you earn. The problem with this rule, according to the Get Rich Slowly blog, is that it puts the focus on the bummer end of the equation. Whereas, by flipping it...
"'Earn more than you spend' places the emphasis on the earning end of the formula. We want to get rich slowly, not live poor comfortably. And for this we need to make enough money so that our surpluses can actually get us rich."
Now that you have finally come up with a business idea that might actually make you a bit of money and are ready to start snagging clients that are willing to pay the big bucks, it's time for you to learn how to convince potential customers that they need your product or services.
It is still an unfortunate truth that women earn less than men. On average, women make 77 cents to every dollar that a man makes, even if they are working the same job. As Claire Gordon for AOL Jobs notes, studies have shown that this is partially because women are less likely to ask for raises in fear of seeming too aggressive or unfeminine.
However, a new study from Harvard has come up with a way for women to ask for raises without feeling like they are coming off as aggressive. The research, while a bit bizarre and not necessarily how a professional would want to conduct a meeting with an employer, found that certain tactics proved more successful for women who were asking for raises. The research was done over a five-year period and was published last summer in Psychology of Women Quarterly.
Asking an employer for more money is often anxiety-inducing, but as we all know, it's never as simple as just asking for a raise. When seeking out the salary you desire, there are a few things that need to be considered and accounted for before approaching your boss for more money.
Q: What's the best newer automation tool you use that would save first-time entrepreneurs or sidepreneurs a lot of time?
The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
By David Bakke, Money
Crashers Personal Finance
If the current job market isn't depressing enough, the projected data regarding
pay raises in the coming year is even more dismal. According to the consultant
group Mercer, the average projected pay raise for 2013 comes in at just 3
percent, barely outpacing inflation. With that in mind, you're really going to
have to get to work, so to speak, if you expect any sort of significant salary
bump in the coming months.
Can hitting the gym actually help you make more money? Researcher Vasilios Kosteas of Cleveland State University discovered that yes, working out can yield an average of 6 percent higher pay for men and 10 percent higher pay for women. Time to readdress those New Year's resolutions!
Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, your best bet to become one might lie in a developing country. According to a Global Wealth Report from The Financialist, which looked at personal wealth from around the globe, in the next five years or so, that's where the majority of the world's millionaires will come from.
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