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Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?
Mon, 11/29/10 | 8 Comments
Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?

Profits Up. Unemployment Rate? Still Up.
Corporate profits in Q3 of 2010 reached an all-time high at an annually adjusted rate of $1.659 trillion. Try telling that to the unemployed.
The U.S. unemployment rate was at 9.0% …

2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment
Thu, 11/18/10 | 2 Comments
2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment

This time of year, most employers offer ‘open enrollment‘ (aka annual enrollment). It is a period of time where you can change your benefit elections.
And it is usually the only time during the year that …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it
Tue, 11/9/10 | 13 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it

According to the Conference Board research group, in an article published by the AP, only 45% of Americans like their job, down from 49% in 2008, and 61% in 1987 (when the survey was first …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Sun, 10/31/10 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: The 2014 401K maximum contribution has now been announced.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally came. 
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2011 will be…
Identical to 2009 and 2010. Bummer, dude.
That’s right, the …

Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security
Sun, 10/24/10 | No Comment
Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security

On my job security post last week, one commenter noted that they were surprised to see that ‘job performance’ was not on the list of 4 key pillars to job security. It was a keen …

Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)
Wed, 10/20/10 | 2 Comments
Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)

Job Security: One Pillar at a Time
Job security is hard to come by these days. In an age where our culture has come to the conclusion that no job is 100% safe, I believe that …


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