Jobs & Career

How To Get Creative At Work
January 16, 2015

How To Get Creative At Work

  Creativity is often translated to working in a certain industry like advertising, acting or writing. The fact is, being creative stretches across any and all professions. Thinking creatively doesn’t have to be restricted to its association with the fine arts-it can go well beyond that. Here are a couple tips we have to find […]

by Briana Fabbri
10 of the Best Tips and Tricks to Update Your Resume
September 1, 2014

10 of the Best Tips and Tricks to Update Your Resume

  Thinking of changing careers? You’re in luck. September is National Update Your Resume Month, so we’re paying special attention to the updates job-seekers should be making to their resumes year-round. We spoke with a number of recruiters and professionals to get their best tips. Here’s what they recommend: 1. Check for Accuracy “Include the […]

by Briana Fabbri
INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Celebrate Bike to Work Day
May 16, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Celebrate Bike to Work Day

Why should you participate in National Bike to Work Day? We took a look at a few of the reasons…

by Briana Fabbri
The Best Cities to Work In
April 28, 2014

The Best Cities to Work In

Commute times, income levels and employment opportunities can all play a role in the decision-making process when someone decides to move. A city that boasts positive scores and opportunities in all these categories can definitely help a jobseeker make a decision. But what cities are the best to work in? We took a look at […]

by Briana Fabbri
6 Steps to Take to Help You Get That Raise
April 9, 2014

6 Steps to Take to Help You Get That Raise

Tax season can often serve as a reminder of where you are in your financial career. If you happen to notice that several of your past tax returns list you at the same income level, it might be time to consider asking your boss for a raise. Before you start planning on how you’re going […]

by Briana Fabbri
What is COBRA?
November 22, 2013

What is COBRA?

  With talk of insurance and the Affordable Care Act dominating the news for the last several months, you may have heard others mention COBRA. Although it’s allows workers the ability to continue group health benefits under certain circumstances, it involves much more than that. What is COBRA? COBRA stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget […]

by Briana Fabbri
Employment
October 25, 2013

When Bad Credit Gets in the Way of Employment

Employers commonly use credit checks to get an objective view of job candidates. While this practice is legal according to the federal government, as many have found, employer credit checks can be debilitating to those in desperate need of a job. Employer credit checks are commonly associated with jobs at the executive level or within […]

by Briana Fabbri
Employer Credit Checks
October 18, 2013

Employer Credit Checks: Know Your Rights

You know that bad credit can damage your ability to buy a home or get a loan, but for many Americans, a less-than-perfect credit report also looms when it comes to securing a new job. According to federal law, potential and current employers are allowed to check a candidate or employee’s credit report. That being […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance in School
October 9, 2013

5 Ways To Improve Personal Finance Education In Schools

As any parent or teacher knows, the sooner you introduce a young person to a concept – be it math, manners or foreign language – the more opportunities they have to grab hold and learn. The same is undoubtedly true in the realm of personal finance. According to a report from the Council for Economic […]

by Briana Fabbri
Gender Wage Gap
August 7, 2013

How Women Can Earn More Despite the Widening Wage Gap

Earlier this month we talked about new “breadwinner moms” – a group made up of one part well-off, married mothers and one part single moms hovering just slightly over the poverty threshold. But how are women in general fairing in terms of wages as compared to their male counterparts? Let’s take a look at the […]

by Briana Fabbri