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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 …

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 …


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