Tag: paycheck

How Long Could You Live Without a Paycheck?

Back in 2012 Huffington Post reported that two thirds of American households are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Quoting the results of a survey from the American Payroll Association, they reported that 68% of households would find it “somewhat difficult or very difficult if their paychecks were delayed for a week”. Are you one of the majority who …

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Are You Just Getting By? + Living Wage Calculator

A month or so ago, I stumbled on this neat living wage calculator created by some smart folks at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). I typed in my city and state and was intrigued at the information provided. It lays out in detailed terms what a single person, married persons and married with children would …

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Why Now May be the Best Time to Negotiate Your Salary

Have you recently thought: “when is the best time to negotiate my salary?” Do you do it right before you boss leaves for vacation? After the quarter’s earnings call? On a full moon? When exactly is the best time to ask for a raise? While all of the above may help you in determining the …

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Why We Feel So Cash Strapped

I got to thinking about this the other day: “How in the world did my parents survive without cell phones?” Right? I’m sure you have thought of this too. And, I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t have them. I seem to remember that I managed okay. Sure there were those occasions when you …

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