• How Much Money Should You Save for Retirement?

    Fifty-seven percent of U.S. workers have under $25,000 saved for retirement according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. That's obviously far from enough to keep us solvent in our declining years, but how much money do we really need to retire comfortably?

  • How Much Do Interns Make at Facebook and Google? [Infographic]
    The short answer: A lot. In fact, the tech giants offer their software engineer interns pay and benefits that would make most of American wish they'd studied coding in college.
  • Rich People More Likely to Actually Take Candy From Babies (It's Science!)

    A recent series of studies shows that the wealthy are twice as three to four times more likely to blow a stop sign, four times as likely to cheat at dice, and twice as likely to actually steal candy from children. But more significantly, this research shows that money itself is the actual corrupting influence.

  • What's the Dumbest Thing You've Ever Spent Your Money On?

    A 12-year-old in France recently got arrested after stealing her neighbor's checks and using them to buy candy -- $3,300 worth of candy, that is. And while we're relatively certain she won't be adding "master criminal" to her resume, the Case of the Thief With the Sweet Tooth did make us think about money -- namely, the good and bad purchases we all make with our paychecks.

  • Why Big Companies Should Pay Workers More

    Could paying workers a living wage improve a company's bottom line as well? That's the possibility that Justin Fox explores in his recent column on HBR Blog Network.

  • Surprise: Most Rappers Lie About Their Money

    "Rapper" is perhaps the only job title we don't track in our Research Center. (Yet.) While we can't tell you whether hip-hop pays better on the east coast or the west, thanks to an interactive feature from Businessweek, we can definitively say that most are lying about what they make.

  • Will You Be Able to Retire Someday?
    Many of those in "retirement" hold down part-time jobs, others constantly worry about outliving their wealth. Managing money well now while you are young and working is critical to being able to retire someday.
  • Just Say

    A study by MIT Sloan School of Management found that words like "speech," "middle," "bottom," "flat," and -- we are not making this up -- "animals" will tank your proposal's chance of success. If you want the boss and your coworkers to look favorably on your work, the best thing to say is "yeah."

  • 5 Business Writing Tips for People Who Never, Ever Want a Raise

    Regardless of the title that appears on our business cards, most of us are professional writers in some capacity. Don't believe us? Try sending your next work email with only animated gifs to guide your message. Bruce Kasanoff's recent LinkedIn article "Five Tips That Can Double Your Salary" got us thinking about the many ways in which we -- completely inadvertently -- make writing choices that tank our chances at promotions, raises, and the respect of our colleagues. We went through his tips one by one and came up with examples of what not to do, in terms of your business writing, if you want to be a success.

  • The 5 Best Places for Recent College Graduates [infographic]

    If you recently graduated from college, you're facing a bewildering combination of freedom and constraint. Technically, you could go anywhere, but in reality, you probably want to find a place to live that combines the two most elusive factors in any living situation: reasonable rent and ample professional opportunity.

  • Do You Need an Assistant? 3 Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

    Most freelancers and small business owners start out operating under the assumption that if they want something done, they'll need to do it themselves, whether it's balancing the books or dusting the waiting room. But how do you know when you need to hire help?

  • Ramit Sethi and His Parents Tell You How to Negotiate Anything

    Want a higher salary, a better title, or even just lower bank fees? The key is negotiation, and author and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi is the man to show us how. Negotiation is a big part of his book "I Will Teach You to Be Rich." Some of the lessons it teaches, he learned from his parents.

  • 3 Scholarships for Math and Science Majors (Plus, a Neat Tool to Find Money for Any Other Major)

    Most career experts will tell you that picking a major solely based on money is a losing proposition. You might wind up with a well-paying gig after college, but you won't have much fun spending your money if you hate your job. Still, while money might not buy happiness, poverty certainly doesn't. If you're trying to figure out which major to pick, U.S. News' list of scholarships might sway your decision.

  • Crowd Rules: Dealing with Debt
    According to Crowd Rules host Pat Kiernan, there are times when debt is good for business. That's kind of hard to believe. The only time debt may be a good thing is when it gets you a slot on Crowd Rules and a chance to win $50,000. Let's meet this week's business owners:
  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet
    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
  • Using Your Performance Review to Negotiate a Raise You Deserve
    It’s that time of year again when the department manager notifies you that it’s time to have a chit-chat in the office about your performance at work. While this can be more than just a little intimidating for many folks, did you know that it’s also a prime time to negotiate a much-deserved promotion? The key is to walk confidently into your manager’s office armed with the evidence of your value to the company and a list of achievements that back this up.
  • Negotiating Salary? Don't Forget to Factor in Your Commute

    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.

  • Does Working at Home Cost Us Money?

    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?

  • The 5 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    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.

  • The Lottery's Biggest Winning Losers [infographic]

    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.