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Personal Finance

These are the states with the highest 3-month cost of living

In the event that you were to lose your source of income, how much should you have saved to survive in your state? We found out the cost of living for you.

Retirement

5 countries where you can retire on the cheap

If you’re planning your future, check out these countries where you can stretch out your hard-earned dollars and retire on the cheap.

Salary

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

The key to understanding the real cost of universal basic income is understanding the difference between the gross (or upfront) and net (or real) cost.

News

Survey: This is the best city to retire in this year

New WalletHub data shows that Orlando, Florida is the best city to retire in this year, with a "total score" of 60.09 out of 100.

Personal Finance

What to do when you hate your job (but need it)

When you hate your job but still need the money … you more or less have to “deal with it”. However, fortunately, you do have some options to help.

News

Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.

News

This is the best state to have a child in this year

All 50 states (plus D.C.) were examined for "health care," "family-friendliness," "cost" and "baby-friendliness" to find the best place to have a child.

Personal Finance

Is impostor syndrome costing you money?

Impostor syndrome isn't just an annoying feeling making us doubt ourselves — it has far-reaching implications and could be impacting your career.

Personal Finance

The cities in America with the highest (and lowest) income inequality

We don’t all make the same. There are areas of the country that are more equal than others. These are the 10 cities with the highest income inequality.

News

Survey: 52% of Millennial parents think having kids has been good for their careers

51% of Millennials say they are more family-focused than career-focused and 48% Millennials predict they’ll attain the "American Dream" by age 40.

Salary

This map shows the highest-paying companies in every state

Some companies are paying big bucks to the Average Joe. Our new map breaks down the highest-paying companies by industry in every state.

Success

Why most people will never be successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate. So why won’t most people be successful?

News

Survey: Millennials say they need a salary of $80k ‘to feel happy’

Millennials, need an average salary of $80,000 "to feel happy" — those younger than 30 said $53,500, while those 30 and up said $101,500.

News

Good news: A lot of companies plan on giving out raises by end of year!

Employers are offering more palatable packages – and raises – to get employees to stay, a trend documented in a new report released by CareerBuilder.

Personal Finance

Survey reveals the spending habits of Millennials (spoiler: they like coffee and eating out)

27% of Millennials dole out more money for coffee monthly than they save for retirement and 37% admit to saving nothing for their Golden Years.

News

Survey: This state has the greatest health care system in 2018

Your state's health care system plays a significant role in how you fare when you get sick – but if you live in a specific New England area, you're in luck.

News

We work harder when our boss makes more than we thought

Employees who learned that their bosses’ salaries were higher than they expected work harder and even boosted their productivity by 10%.

Personal Finance

Where seniors are most housing cost-burdened

Across the 100 cities we analyzed, seniors who rent were over twice as likely to be housing cost-burdened as senior homeowners.

News

Americans spend 22% of their monthly income treating themselves

A recent survey found that we spend about $199 a month, or 22% of our disposable income, on non-essential items for ourselves.

Inspiration

4 companies that tailor to female entrepreneurs

Potential entrepreneurs: If you’re thinking about going out on a limb or advancing your career, it’s worth an email to these powerful movers-and-shakers.

Personal Finance

$50,000 in 5 months: 3 essential steps to turn a passion project into a business

Over 5 months, I’ve sold nearly $50,000 in products related to my niche, and I’d like to share the steps I took to turn my passion project into a business.

Salary Negotiation

3 steps you can’t afford to miss when determining how much you ‘should’ be making

Start closing the gap by negotiating your own salary or freelance rates to ensure you're standing up for what you are worth.

Entrepreneurs

The best (and worst) states to begin a start-up

If you have a brilliant idea that the world needs to see, and you’re thinking about starting up a start-up, it’s best to know where to start up a start-up.

News

Marco Rubio has proposed a parental leave bill funded by retirement benefits

New legislation would give employees paid family leave for at least two months. The catch? The money would come from your future Social Security payments.

Job search

Why turning down a high-paying job for a lower-level role isn’t always bad

While accepting a lower-level role isn’t the only way to grow, it’s the route I recommend for maximum career-security, growth, and learning opportunities.