Something that you actually have a prayer of getting. Sure, you could ask your boss to give you a bump up in pay, but good luck with that in today’s work environment. If you actually want to walk away with something after negotiations with your employer, try asking for these perks instead.
Careers & Workplace
Parenting magazine paired up three financial advisors with three families that have serious financial troubles. They’ve all been blogging about the experience since October. There’s plenty of good advice to be gathered from the posts, but what’s most fascinating is that these stories are really real.
Do government policies make it much easier to be a spender rather than a saver?
People obviously resent bankers and their big bonuses. And now, in another sphere, it’s hard to tell who the public hates more: government officials or government workers.
Not long ago, people were pretty likely to have money but no time. Now, chances are that the reverse is true. And if you have time but not money, taking on some DIY projects makes total sense. Why pay a professional for work that you can do yourself?
After enduring month after month of conscientiously not spending, people in certain circles are experiencing “frugal fatigue.” Is an epic shopping binge inevitable?
“Increased consumption—private and public—will have to come from income and not borrowing, and income will have to come from employment.”
The recession and its long-lingering effects may be at least partly responsible for why your child is enrolled in public school, your lawyer is depressed, and your husband is cheating on you.
Yes, it’s possible to survive in New York City—and even sock away $6,000 in savings—making less than $30,000 a year.
The authors of a new book make the case that life can be good—great, even—while your credit score is in the dumps. In spite of bad credit, you can still buy a home, take a vacation, start a business, and most importantly, not be depressed all the time. And the writers should know what they’re talking about: One of the authors had to …
For most of 2009, the number of part-time jobs increased—part-timers being cheaper alternatives to full-time workers, whose jobs had been axed in recession-time cost-cutting moves. But since July, there’s been a drop-off in part-time gigs as well. July happens to be when the federal minimum wage was raised from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour.
A new study is out showing that in 1970, an unmarried man was better off financially than the guy who had tied the knot. Today, the reverse is true. Will the news bring on a mad rush of men chomping at the bit to pop the question?