How to Use PayScale’s College Salary Report

Choosing where to attend college or university and what you want to study is often a difficult decision. As if you needed more to think about, your choice of school and major can greatly impact your future earning potential. With …

The Best Associate Degrees To Get Right Now

electrical engineering technologyIf the time commitment or cost of attaining a bachelor’s degree gives you pause, or if you know you won’t need a bachelor’s degree to pursue your career of choice, an associate degree might be a good option. The best …

The Best Bachelor’s Degrees To Get Right Now

If you or your child is college-bound, you’ve probably thought once or twice about what type of degree will be the most financially beneficial by the time graduation rolls around. Of course, everyone who wants a bachelor’s degree wants to …

When the Cost of Living Skyrockets, Teachers Can’t Live Where They Work

You might think that teachers have a pretty good deal, getting the summer off and 12 months of pay to boot, but teachers' compensation is pretty low, especially when it's compared with other professions that require similar levels of education and training. Other public servants, like police officers and firefighters, also opt into a career that, despite its importance, leaves something to be desired in the salary department. But, shouldn't teachers and all public servants who work tirelessly and selflessly to better communities be able to afford to live in the area where they work? Here are a few things to think about.

Could This Be the Beginning of the End for Certain Public-Sector Unions?

Labor unions have had a tremendous impact on U.S. workers and workplaces for well over a century. But, it's no secret that unions, in general, are in a bit of trouble these days. And, certain public-sector unions, specifically, could be about to sustain a punishing blow from the U.S. Supreme Court. Let's take a closer look at the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Here's what you need to know.

#BigBlockofCheeseDay: Jobs, the Gender Pay Gap, Family Leave, and More

If you love cheese and you love politics, today is your day on Twitter. OK, fine, the cheese part is just a fun historical reference, wrapped up in a hashtag; Big Block of Cheese Day, first coined on the show The West Wing, dates back to an open house held by President Andrew Jackson in 1837. The reception was Jackson's last in office, and featured a 1,400-pound wheel of cheese and 10,000 guests from the general public. Today, of course, we don't need fromage and an open door to speak to our government directly – we just need Twitter. For the third year in a row, advisors like Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez took to Twitter to answer the public's questions.

Education Is Changing, But Will It Change How We Work?

Considering how quickly the world is changing, it's actually surprising that the way kids and young adults are educated looks about the same as it has for the last 50 years or more. But just because high-school students still have their days broken down into about eight periods and store their materials in lockers, that doesn't mean that certain aspects of education haven't been updated. Actually, education is changing quite a bit in the U.S. these days, and these changes will have an impact on business and the economy in the years and decades to come. Let's take a look at a few of these shifts and consider how they'll matter in the future.

What Would You Be Willing to Do to Eliminate Your Student Loans?

Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached staggering new heights in recent years, and it's had a huge impact on recent graduates and their families, many of whom are helping to see their children through the trying financial situation they've landed in post-graduation. Student loan debt is now greater than credit card debt in this country, a fact that serves as an excellent reality check about the severity of this problem. The folks shouldering these loans don't need any reminders, though. They are aware every day of the pressure this debt is putting on them financially and otherwise.