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Posted June 16, 2015 by

You Should Read This First If You Are Thinking Of a Career in the Law Industry

Legal gavel on a law book

Legal gavel on a law book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s more than useful

With how things are going, perhaps every one of us should have some kind of legal training as a life skill like reading, writing and driving. However, that’s just to say that regardless if you end up in a career within the law industry or elsewhere, it is good thing to get an education in law at whatever level.

The question though is, why do you want a legal career? In addition, which career do you want in the industry? Let’s talk about that shall we? (more…)

Posted October 30, 2012 by

5 Reasons to Care About America’s Income Gap

Sarah Shemkus

Sarah Shemkus, Salary.com contributing writer

Two weeks ago, we looked at some numbers that suggested the gap between rich and poor in the United States is growing. Last week, we considered some possible reasons for this growing inequality.

This week, we answer perhaps the most important question: So what? (more…)

Posted September 27, 2012 by

Why the Rich Get Richer & the Poor Stay Put

Sarah Shemkus

Sarah Shemkus, Salary.com contributing writer

The typical American household had less income last year than the year before and the gap between the richest and the poorest is growing, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Adjusted for inflation, median household income in 2011 was $50,054, down 1.5 percent from the 2010 midpoint. The decline was driven largely by households in the West, where income fell 4.1 percent, to $52,376, over the same period. (more…)