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Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

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

How To

What to do (and not do) when you’re unemployed

Unemployment can wreak havoc on your peace of mind and your finances. There are some steps you can take to try to limit that negative impact.

Confidence

Gabrielle Union on why women need to stop feeling ‘lucky’ when someone likes their idea

At the 2018 #BlogHer conference, Gabrielle Union spoke out how about women should never just feel 'lucky' someone believed in their company.

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.

Life

13 Starbucks hacks you need to know

It’s worth looking into how to get more bang for our (Star)buck – here are 13 time, money, and calorie hacks for Starbucks.

Success

Elizabeth Taylor was a great actress but an even better negotiator

Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazing businesswoman in the entertainment industry — with her role in Cleopatra in 1963 she became the first woman to negotiate (and receive) a one million dollar salary.

Success

The one thing to keep in mind before investing your money

Investing money is one of the easiest ways to both save money and grow wealth. Rather than keeping your money stashed away in a savings account, you could invest it and watch it potentially grow. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

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.

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.

Personal Finance

How speaking up changed my financial future

Are you talking to anyone about money?

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%.

News

Survey: 42% of women think they make 10-20% less than male coworkers with comparable jobs

A survey shows that 42% of women think they earn 10-20% less than males and 42% agree the "pay gap" is the most significant problem women deal with at work.

Job Search

6 legit jobs that seem too good to be true

Who says working a 9-to-5 job has to be a drag? Turning your biggest passion or a fun pastime into a career can make you start loving your life during the week rather than merely living for the weekend. And you’d be surprised by how many pleasurable activities in life can be turned into professions. Here are six unique passions you can turn into a career — and how to do it.

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.

Dream Job

Earn $10,000 for tasting the best BBQ America has to offer

Reynold's Kitchens is looking to bring "its first-ever Chief Grilling Officer" on board for two weeks and will give them a $10,000 stipend.

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.

News

Why summer is the best time to ask for a promotion

While some of us consider summer to be a time for vacation, it may be the best time to hustle and ask for a promotion, according to a new report.

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

New study finds parents are paying more than ever for childcare

Higher costs are only resulting in more families that can't pay for it.