• You Can Now Get Your Paycheck in Bitcoin -- But Should You?

    If you're a gambler, you're probably salivating over that headline. After all, a Bitcoin today worth $800 was valued at only $13 a year ago, and at least one venture capital firm has predicted that a single Bitcoin could someday be worth as much as million dollars. Why not ask for your paycheck in Bitcoin, and reap the (potential) rewards?

  • How One 15-Year-Old Girl Is Changing the Future for Women in Business
    A young lady by the name of Adora Svitak wants nothing more than to eradicate the gender inequalities that continue to impede women's progress. We’ll take a look at how this 15-year-old feminist is changing the landscape for women and young ladies in business around the globe.
  • 3 Reasons Why Working People Need a Welfare State
    What would happen if the welfare state in America was eliminated? That's the question that a Quora user recently asked. Many of the answers serve as reminders of the self-serving reasons why we should contribute to a social safety net.

  • These 5 Middle Class Jobs Are on the Decline

    The U.S. economy added over 2.1 million jobs in 2013, but many of those new jobs were in low-paying industries like administrative support and leisure and hospitality. With the growing gap between the richest and the poorest Americans, many fear that the middle class itself is dying out.

  • Forget About Wages, It's About Pay Ratios
    Anyone who has ever had a boss plead poverty as an excuse for not giving raises, or even paying living wages, needs to read this article. The United States of America has no regulations regarding the difference between lowest and highest paid employees and CEOs of companies. That means people who pay minimum wages with no benefits to workers are free to set six figure take-home salaries for themselves, and it happens all too often. The fight to reverse this growing gap is starting.
  • BLS Jobs Report: Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in December

    Economists predicted an addition of more than 190,000 jobs for December 2013, which makes today's Employment Situation Report unexpected bad news. Total non-farm employment increased by just 74,000 jobs in December, bringing the yearly average per month up to 182,000 per month -- identical to 2012's numbers. Unemployment, meanwhile, dropped to 6.7 percent, a new five-year low. So what's going on?

  • We Are Free to Exploit You
    Those who would like to dismantle labor unions are on the attack. As more states consider enacting right to work laws, people on both sides of the argument are disseminating information and misinformation in an attempt to rally others to their cause. It's too easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. It's good to know who is behind efforts to disable unions and what their full agenda is.
  • Employee, Independent Contractor, Exempt: You May Be Misclassified
    Unfortunately, it is much too common for employers to misclassify their employees. This inaccurate and inappropriate reporting of job classes and responsibilities results in workers losing benefits and monies owed. Understand the difference between employees, independent contractors, exempt, and non-exempt workers to protect your rights.
  • ADP Jobs Report: Economy Adds 238,000 Jobs in December

    The last month of 2013 was the strongest overall for job gains, according to the ADP National Employment Report for December. Gains of 238,000 jobs were significantly higher than the previous month's 215,000 jobs, and greater than the 200,000 jobs predicted by economists.

  • Protect Yourself From Predatory Workplace Loans
    The newest thing in predatory lending is "workplace loans." Cleverly crafted to look like a good deal, workplace loans are sentencing unsuspecting borrowers to a possible lifetime of debt slavery. Spot the signs and steer clear of this latest attempt by unscrupulous lenders to steal your money.
  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career
    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
  • Greed Drives the Minimum Wage Debate
    Some economists argue that raising the minimum wage gives more people the power to purchase goods and services, while others say that raising the minimum wage hurts the poor, because businesses aren't able to hire as many low-wage workers. Both arguments are right and wrong at the same time.
  • Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness in Your Career – Purpose Does [infographic]
    A recent poll found that 70 percent of today’s professionals prefer a job that they enjoy, rather than a job that pays well. It looks like money doesn’t buy happiness after all – well, at least not in the workplace.
  • 5 Ways Volunteering Can Improve Your Candidacy
    Job seekers are always looking for ways to get noticed by recruiters, and too few actually understand the benefits that volunteering offers. Here are five ways that volunteer work improves your chances of landing a job.
  • How to Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Even on a Tight Budget
    There are few things in life that make you feel better than giving to others, especially during the holidays. However, when money's tight, charity is often the first to go. We’ll show you how even your spare change can make a big difference this holiday season.
  • Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…
    Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
  • Did the Bumpy Obamacare Rollout Save the Economy?

    The bumpy first few weeks of Obamacare might have helped to force Democrats and Republicans to work together on a budget deal. At least, that's Joe Weisenthal's theory over at Business Insider.

  • GM's New CEO Mary Barra Is the First Woman to Lead a Major Car Company

    Mary Barra has worked for General Motors for 33 years, most recently as executive vice president of global product development. She seems like a natural choice for replacement for departing CEO Daniel Akerson, who is stepping down in January. Why Barra's is appointment such big news? Because she will be the first female CEO to head a car company the size of GM.

  • Can Policy Changes Help the Struggling Lower-Middle Class?

    More than half the families in the United States earn less than $60,000 per year. Even at 250 times federal poverty level, lower-middle class incomes leave workers vulnerable to financial disaster.

  • What Needs to Happen for Americans to Find Work-Life Balance
    Studies show that fewer Americans want to become parents today than 20 years ago. The lack of support that the US offers its working parents, compared to the rest of the world, is definitely a factor. We’ll take a look at what America needs to do for its workforce to make holding down a career and a having family more realistic and less burdensome.