benefits

Got a New Job? Here's Your Financial To-Do List

A new job means a new boss, new co-workers, and new financial decisions to make. Make smart ones with this handy checklist.

6 Perks You Should Be Demanding From Your Employer

If the checker at your local Wegman's is getting tuition paid by the company, shouldn't you be, too?

12 Hidden Costs of a New Job

You landed the new job and you're getting a raise — Yay! Now, how much will your new job really cost you? Make sure you understand these costs.

These 7 Companies Have the Craziest Employee Perks

Our employers give most of us a paycheck, health care, paid vacation — and that's about it. A lucky few of us also get flying lessons. Wait, what?

The 29 Companies With the Best Maternity Benefits

The U.S. is among the few countries that doesn't mandate paid maternity leave. These 29 companies offer generous maternity benefits anyway.

Best Money Tips: Benefits of Thrift Shopping

Today we found some fantastic articles on the benefits of thrift shops, ways to challenge yourself every day, and things financially successful people avoid doing.

Best Money Tips: Part Time Jobs With Benefits

Today we found some fantastic articles on part time jobs with benefits, times you can't afford to skimp, and how to road trip for under $100.

How to Assemble Better 401(k) Plan Options

A good 401(k) plan can be key to employee recruiting and retention. But how to tell a good plan from a bad one?

Why Germans Have Longer Vacation Times and More Productivity

Self-sacrifice has almost always gone hand-in-hand with American entrepreneurship and small businesses. Yet Europeans have always seemed to have taken a different route when it com

3 Easy Steps to Take for a Better 401k

Everyone should know the basics of asset allocation by now, or so you thought. Here's three other things you can do to help your 401k.

The $5 Gadget That Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

Split the cost of your medication in half by simply doubling the dose and splitting the pills in half.

How to Get Laid Off: A Step-By-Step Guide

It seems ironic in this economy, and with a high unemployment rate, that anyone would want advice about getting kicked from a job. But last week a question was posed to me, and it

10 Myths About Employee Incentive Programs

Employee incentive programs are popular, if only because they are prolific. Though conventional wisdom tells us otherwise, many will argue that these programs are not just ineffect

Will Companies Ever Woo Again?

While the current condition of the job market is debatable, no one can argue the importance of feeling secure and appreciated in your current position. Many employees will agree t

A Google employee perk we can all get free

I recently found an amazing (and I don't use that word lightly) resource from Google that I think is completely under-used and seriously under-marketed. This resource is cal

8 Good Reasons to Become a Contractor

There was a time, not that long ago, in which Americans would graduate from college, get a job, and stick with that job until retirement. For those of us who can risk a little more

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]

Earn More Money by Demanding It

It can be very easy to be manipulated into accepting a lower salary than you are worth. Part of this is a lack of information - it's hard to know what a job should pay. The other p