Personal Finance

admin August 15, 2018

Talking about money is hard for many people. Asking for more money is even harder. When you finally muster up the courage to ask your boss for a raise or give salary requirements to a potential employer, then you have to come up with a reasonable number. You don’t want to lowball yourself, but you […]

admin August 14, 2018

For decades, résumés have been the ticket to entry into the working world. But the one-page paper document has lost its dominance. While most workers still have one, companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates. “The résumé has probably gone from about 40-35% of the hiring process to […]

admin August 14, 2018

These days, a growing number of workers are leaving their jobs in favor of self-employment. There are numerous benefits of working for yourself, such as getting to set your own hours, accepting or declining projects based on your interests and preferences, and having the ability to do your job from home should you so choose. […]

admin August 13, 2018

Though there’s no telling when our next recession will hit, in a study released last month by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, most older Americans said they expect one in five years or less. Of course, recessions are a natural part of the economic cycle and they can even be mild in nature. But considering that […]

admin August 13, 2018

They. Them. Theirs. These pronouns are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Some members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming or genderqueer prefer “they/them” pronouns to reflect their identity and gender expression, rather than “he/him” or “she/her” pronouns that designate a person as male or female. “This is emerging territory for […]

admin August 9, 2018

Jennifer came out as bisexual when she was in high school. But after an interview for her first professional job out of college, she decided she wouldn’t share her queer identity at work. She grew out her undercut, removed her nose ring and hid anything else she thought might make coworkers whisper. On her first […]

admin August 9, 2018

After an incident of harassment in the workplace, after the complaint is made, after the punishment is handed down, even after a suspension is enacted, what happens next? With some kinds of claims — singular instances, for example, or non-physical offenses — an accused harasser may be sent to training or put on suspension. But […]

admin August 8, 2018

Until recently, being an early-stage startup investor was a high-risk play available only to insiders who stood to win big when the Uber or Twitter they put money into took off. But two years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted rules allowing companies to raise money through crowdfunding from anyone interested in investing. Since […]

admin August 8, 2018

You’ve been dreaming of owning a home for years, and now you’re finally ready to make the leap. You’ve found the perfect place and may have even started deciding where to put the furniture, but you still have one big obstacle standing in your way: getting a mortgage. If you’ve never bought a home before, […]

admin August 8, 2018

Running out of money in retirement is a huge concern. And given that a large number of workers in their 50s and 60s are behind on savings, it’s a clear source of stress for those who don’t feel adequately prepared. The good news is that there are several tactics you might employ to boost your […]