Did you move to take a new job this year, or are you considering moving for work in the near future? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just over 10% of the more than 32 million people who relocated in 2018 did so because of a new job or job transfer. If you’re one of…
Do you freeze up when you’re under pressure? Many people do. It’s a natural reaction to a stressful situation, whether you’re facing tough questions during an important presentation or you’re negotiating the price of a new car. You feel stress, your fight-or-flight response kicks in, and your mind goes blank. Knowing how to think on…
Around the time of the 2008 financial crisis, a new buzzword hit the scene: gig economy. It referred to the growing number of people who were no longer working full-time jobs, with benefits, for a single employer. Instead, they were piecing together a living from an assortment of short-term, part-time, temporary, contract, and freelance jobs. Today,…
No matter where you went to college, one thing most graduates have in common is a significant amount of student loan debt. In 2017, CNBC reported that 70% of college students graduate with student loan debt. That’s approximately 44 million, or one in four, Americans. According to Nitro College, the average amount borrowed is $37,172. And…
Skyrocketing college tuition has two-thirds of students taking on debt to pay for college. As a result, many high school graduates and their parents are questioning whether college is even worth it. The answer depends on how much you can earn in your chosen field and how much you must borrow for your degree. But if…
Your desk job might literally be killing you. According to the American Heart Association, sitting for long periods has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Even worse, a 2015 study found that the more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk is for early death. As if that wasn’t…
Americans routinely spend 25% to 50% of their paycheck on housing. In fact, USA Today reports that today’s 30-year-olds spend an average of 45% of their total income on rent — higher than any other generation in U.S. history. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $3,261, at last check on RentCafé. It’s…
What is your opinion of America’s elementary and secondary schools? A 2018 Pew Research poll found that improving the nation’s educational system was ranked second on the priorities of the American public, slightly behind defending against terrorism and ahead of strengthening the economy. The angst represented in the poll findings reflects the perception that public…
Landing your first career-track job is cause for celebration. Before you start planning for your first day on the job, take an evening or weekend to revel in your accomplishment. You deserve it. What must come next will not be as fun, but it’s crucial to your long-term financial position. Your first “real” job is…
The recent college admissions scandal is an eye-opening example of how far some families will go to get their children into elite colleges. The FBI investigations are still ongoing, but so far, 50 people have been charged with participating in the scheme. The allegations include cheating on standardized tests and bribing college coaches and athletic…