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What is the Middle Class? & How do we Save it?
Mon, 12/14/15 | 9 Comments
What is the Middle Class? & How do we Save it?

The Shrinking Middle Class
Pew Research Center grabbed headlines this past week with their analysis of U.S. Census data in a super-interesting 74 page study. I read through it – all of it. Pew’s biggest eye-opening …

Happy Workers are Productive Workers (& Fearful Workers are Not)
Mon, 11/30/15 | 4 Comments
Happy Workers are Productive Workers (& Fearful Workers are Not)

GDP is the measure of productivity that determines the overall health of the economy. A Nobel laureate economist once said, “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability …

Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Mon, 11/9/15 | 2 Comments
Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why

Last week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out if …

An Education and Career Reality Check
Mon, 10/12/15 | 16 Comments
An Education and Career Reality Check

My wife and I attended tailgate reunion (the best kind of reunion, in my opinion) with her university degree graduating class before the Michigan State/Air Force football game. Collegiate reunions are rare, but she graduated …

The Benefits of Paper Payroll Statements
Mon, 09/21/15 | 11 Comments
The Benefits of Paper Payroll Statements

A few years back, my employer made a change to move everyone over to an electronic payroll system. In order to continue receiving an old fashioned paper payroll statement, you had to actually opt-in for …

The Real Problem in Corporate America (it’s More than Bezos)
Mon, 08/24/15 | 24 Comments
The Real Problem in Corporate America (it’s More than Bezos)

I’ve got a slightly different tech-insider take on the Amazon exposé that I want to share.
Yes, the conditions described in the very long and detailed New York Times Amazon work conditions piece are not pretty. …


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