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Posted August 13, 2013 by

71% of People Providing Financial Assistance for College Worried About Covering the Cost

While college students may have people supporting their education financially, the cost of this higher education is worrying many of these contributors.  Learn more in the following post.

School might be out for summer, but a new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet’s MainStreet by GfK North America finds that one in three adults are currently helping or planning to help pay for a child’s higher education, and that 71% of them are worried about how they will cover the cost. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2013 by

Starting a New Entry Level Job? 7 Tips to Take Charge of Your Career

As you begin working in a new entry level job, consider seven tips to help you take charge of your career.  Learn more in the following post.

Guest blog by Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and author of ‘FT Guide To Business Networking’, and guest blogger for Big4.com. If you are going to make partner AND still have a life, you will need to firmly put yourself in the driving

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7 ideas to put yourself in the driving seat of your own career

Posted July 12, 2013 by

9 Ways Working from Home Saves You Money

Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell, Salary.com contributing writer

A recent comparison of the salaries of in-office jobs and work-at-home jobs found that working from home typically comes with a slight pay cut. But that’s not quite the end of the salary debate when it comes to telecommuting jobs versus in-office jobs.

While telecommuting jobs may pay slightly less than the same job done from a traditional office, there are a number of cost-savings associated with working from home that more than make up the difference. (more…)

Posted July 09, 2013 by

75 Percent of Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings to Cover Their Bills for Six Months: Survey

Kris Miller

Kris Miller, ChFEBS, CSA, LDA

According to a survey undertaken by Bankrate.com, approximately half of Americans are without savings that can last them more than three months if they lose their income. The implications are that most Americans would actually be unprepared for a financial emergency. The study put the number at 25% of the country having no funds to take care of a rainy day. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2013 by

What Telecommuting Can Do for You

Whether you are an employer or an employee, telecommuting offers benefits to you.  The following infographic shows how working from home can help you personally and financially. (more…)

Posted January 04, 2013 by

Saving Money On An Entry-Level Salary

CollegeRecruiter.comHave you just started an entry level job and want to learn how to save some money?  The following post has ways to help you create savings on an entry level salary.

Let us pretend for a moment that entry-level salaries provide a living wage. In order to write a piece on saving, I need to assume you have enough income to save. If you are struggling to meet your basic necessities like food, …

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Posted October 05, 2012 by

50 Savvy Haggling Tips to Stretch Your Student Budget

September was College Savings Month, a time for spotlighting Section 529 plans for families to put their kids through college. But for those of you already in college, the concern now is with making sure those funds don’t run out before graduation. One way to do that that you may have overlooked is haggling. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned, and you may be overspending for furniture, clothes, books, even cars by not quibbling over the price. Start trying some of these tips in your purchasing and you may be astounded to see just how far your budget can stretch. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2012 by

40% of Workers Live Paycheck to Paycheck, Down From 46% in 2008

Pay slip / paycheckFewer American workers are reliant on their next payday to make ends meet, according to a new survey. Forty percent of workers report that they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck, a slight decrease from 42 percent in 2011. This year’s figure marks a recession-era low, continuing a downward trend from a peak of 46 percent in 2008, during the early days of the financial crisis.

The nationwide survey – conducted between May 14 and June 4, 2012 among more than 3,800 full-time workers – found that a majority of those currently living paycheck to paycheck (53 percent) were not doing so until 2008. Additionally, 37 percent of workers say they sometimes live paycheck to paycheck, while 23 percent say they never do. Twenty percent of workers were unable to make ends meet at least once in the last year.

Workers making at least six figures are feeling more confident in 2012. Twelve percent of workers who earn $100,000 or more always or usually live paycheck to paycheck – trending down from 14 percent in 2011 and 17 percent in 2010. (more…)