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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. …

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 …


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