Generation Next Changes The Face Of The Workplace

Tweet I first stumbled upon this article at PBS NewsHour thanks to a post by Boston Gal and think it has quite a bit of relevance with the readers here. Those of us who are in their twenties or thirties have likely experienced a bit of generation gap in regards to older co-workers. In many […]

Day 2 To A Successful Career Change – Financial Implications

Tweet Yesterday we took a look at how to determine if a career change is right for you and planning for the switch. Now that you have determined this is the right course of action it is important to look at how this will affect your finances. Step 1 – Evaluate Your Current Situation Clearly […]

Day 1 To A Successful Career Change – Is It Time For Change?

Tweet Yesterday I announced a mini-series that would cover all aspects of making a career change. Today the first installment looks at the first part of the process that involves determining whether or not a change is in order. The USAA Educational Foundation has a checklist to help determine if a change is suitable for […]

Thinking About A Career Change? 3 Days To A Successful Transition

Tweet Our ability to earn money is the cornerstone of personal finance. Without income we are left with very few options. You need to make money to save money and you need to save money in order to invest for the future. When income is lacking we generally find ourselves looking for greener pastures and […]

Underfunded Pensions and Health Care Plans May Provide Investment Opportunity

Tweet We are hearing more about the status of underfunded pension and health care plans and the deficits are often unbelievably high. A recent headline in the Chicago Tribune was titled “Illinois Pension Nightmare”. Apparently Illinois state workers and teachers are short $45.8 billion in their pension plan alone. This scenario is far from an […]

Changing Our Calendar Could Save Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Tweet At least according to Richard Conn Henry it could. Our current Gregorian calendar has been widely adopted and in use since the 1500′s, so why change it? He goes on to argue about the time that is lost due to the annual need to change schedules (he is a Professor) and date information on […]

Dress for Success to Increase Your Earning Potential

Tweet When it comes to improving our personal finances a great deal of emphasis is placed on issues like eliminating debt, saving for retirement and choosing the right investments. An issue that does not receive as much attention is that of increasing our income or advancing our career. Without income it is impossible to pay […]

When U.S. Automakers Can't Compete, They Beg For Government Assistance

Tweet Why are companies like Toyota and Honda gaining more of the market, building new factories and adding more jobs to the economy when the domestic companies are losing market share and having to constantly cut back workforce? A better question would probably be, why can’t the domestic automakers fix their own problems by looking […]