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457B Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

Always Be Looking (for a Better Job)
Mon, 03/30/15 | 11 Comments
Always Be Looking (for a Better Job)

It’s time for an exciting Miller household update that has been a few years in the making – that also provides a valuable takeaway for us all. And no – it’s not kids – but …

Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is Everything
Wed, 02/25/15 | 15 Comments
Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is Everything

The New York Fed recently released a landmark study on individual lifetime earnings, called “What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
The breadth and depth of the data analyzed – …

Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay
Mon, 02/23/15 | 19 Comments
Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay

I’ve bashed really big, cash-rich corporations for not paying a livable wage, and offered up some alternative retailers/restaurants that are paying a livable wage. Americans should not settle for pay of less than $10.
Apparently, Walmart …

Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!
Tue, 12/2/14 | 29 Comments
Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!

The hottest new job perk these days is unlimited vacation time (aka “discretionary time off”, or DTO). That’s right, UNLIMITED VACATION DAYS! (WOO HOO!)
Virgin Air and Tribune (parent company for Chicago Tribute and the Los …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but Should
Mon, 09/29/14 | 16 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …


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