For some holiday shoppers, bargain hunting is a competition and Black Friday is the Super Bowl. All the preparation throughout the year goes into a few frenzied hours that determine winners and losers. Did you get that 50″ TV you were aiming for, or did you camp out all night only to be caught in
Are you entering the holiday season short of cash? You may want to consider a seasonal job. Once Halloween passes and cold weather sets in throughout the country, demand increases for temporary workers to fill in during the holiday shopping season. Online – Check online employment sites for local opportunities – if you are looking
Did you realize that your Social Security benefits are based on the highest inflation-adjusted 35 years of your income? To maximize your benefits, it’s important that you have 35 years of a solid wage history. A zero-earnings year or two can cause your benefits to drop significantly. A recent study by the Center for Retirement
“It’s not what you know, but who you know.” This old saying still apples to job searches and remains the most effective way to find a new job. Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, conducted a survey to find out how people got their last job and his results for 2015-2016 are broken into
The total civilian labor force is slightly over 160 million people, according to the July 2017 Employment Bulletin from the BLS. 153.5 million of the labor force is currently employed, while 6.9 million are unemployed. 125.9 million of those employed are full-time workers. Hopefully, you are one of them. Do you think you are
Are you familiar with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)? If so, you probably associate the BLS with either jobs and unemployment reports, or statistics quoted by politicians (sometimes incorrectly or out of context) who want to make a point. However, the BLS contains a treasure trove of other useful statistics and functions of which
During his successful Presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, promising, “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.” Do we still want a wall built? A recent MoneyTips survey says no, but Trump voters say yes. In fact,
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted in 1974 primarily to set standards for private pension programs. Prior to ERISA, the management of some large pension funds had been indulging in questionable investments and loans. ERISA was enacted to make sure that pensioners get the benefits that they deserve from their fund contributions.