Category Archives: Work

Top 10 Highest Paid Private College Presidents

Have you ever wondered why private colleges and universities have such high tuition costs? Some say it is the facilities. Some say it is limited admissions. All of these are factors, but has anyone ever considered that it may be … Continue reading

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Barbie Computer Engineer Doesn’t Know Much about Programming or Computers

Barbie has done it all – from aerobics instructor, to veterinarian, to astronaut, to police officer. So, in this burgeoning start-up culture, it only made sense for Barbie to try her hand at, you guessed it, computer engineering. Mattel recently … Continue reading

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More Hiring and Jobs Filled but Few Pay Raises in Sight for the Workforce

Despite three straight pay raise increasing quarters, the third quarter of 2014 showed a 43 percent decline in the number of raises from the second quarter, according to a National Association for Business Economics survey. In fact, fewer than one-quarter … Continue reading

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Unemployed? Amazon Hiring 80,000 Temp Workers for Expected Holiday Rush

Online retail giant Amazon.com is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to help cover the expected holiday rush. This is 10,000 more seasonal hires than last year. Why the increase? There are several contributing factors. The online shopping hub has “more than … Continue reading

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It’s Financially Good to be Father: Dads Earn 41% More than Childless Men

Have you ever wondered why you’re single and broke? While being a single man may give you more freedom than being married with kids, having children gives men a bigger salary. According to a new study, men with kids earned … Continue reading

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List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

When you think about which states have the fastest Internet speeds, Virginia is probably not the one which would first come to mind, but it’s the state with the fastest average Internet speed in the US at 13.7 mbps. That’s … Continue reading

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Apple Settles over E-Book Fixing Scandal but Is It Good for Consumers?

Though still maintaining its innocence, Apple has agreed to settle with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on e-book price-fixing cases in 33 different states. On July 9th this year the technology giant and a group of publishers were found guilty … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Strike at Los Angeles Port Called Off for Cool Down Period

A five-day protest strike by 120 truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been put on hold as both sides agreed to a “cooling-off period” requested by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The cooling-off period … Continue reading

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The Guide to Quitting Your Job and Starting a Business You’ll Love

Working for someone else is never someone’s idea of a dream job. In fact, many people sit in their regular job and dream of starting their own business. If you have ever thought about doing this, what’s holding you back? … Continue reading

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Standing May Deliver More Creative and Productive Office Meeting Results

If you want to make your business meetings more productive and engaging for all those involved, possibly the best move you can make is to remove all the chairs from the room. A recent study from Washington University in St. … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Millionaire Excerpt: The Game of Life

By Bill Edgar Editor’s Note: The The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a book aimed at teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to better understand how money works. The book puts forth practical approaches on ways for teens with part-time … Continue reading

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Dry Eye Disease? It May Just Be You Staring at Your Computer Screen Too Much

If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, and you thought you had dry eye disease because of a lack of tear production, you may have been misdiagnosed yourself. A new study published by Japanese … Continue reading

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Starbucks Decides to Serve College Degrees to Their Employees

Working at the world’s largest coffee chain just got a whole lot more attractive with the announcement they’re going to begin serving more than just coffee to their customers. They’re now also going to start serving college degrees to their … Continue reading

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Want Consistent Pay Raises? Look at Technology and Healthcare

In far too many industries, salaries have remained stagnant over the last 10 years, but that’s not the case for all industries. If you’re looking for a satisfying job which also looks to have good job security, plus the potential … Continue reading

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Can a Company Prevent Free Birth Control Access? The Supreme Court Will Decide

There are a couple of big cases before the Supreme Court which have the potential to have a major impact on the finances of women and families. In two cases before the court, Sebelius vs Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga … Continue reading

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Better Sleep Can Help Improve Learning and Memory

If you want to improve your memory and learning ability, a crucial aspect is making sure you’re getting enough sleep suggests a new study in the June 6 edition of Science magazine. The study in mice seemed to show that … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Make Money While Exercising

One of the biggest problems many people face when it comes to exercising is lack of time, mostly due to work and other obligations. Most people who decide that they need to get more exercise immediately think about joining a … Continue reading

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Boost Creativity by Walking, Plus 10 More Reasons to Take a Daily Walk

Photo courtesy of Amy Roseveare There are a lot of things which seem to be completely unrelated to personal finance, but still have a large effect on your finances. One of the best things that you can do to help … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Be a Sellout

A long time ago I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect a Big Raise This Year: Ask for These Perks Instead

Getting a raise at work continues to be difficult, and it doesn’t appear that it’s going to be any easier in the next few years. According to the April edition of the quarterly survey from the National Association of Business … Continue reading

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