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I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it
Tue, 11/9/10 | 14 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 …

The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World – When do we Draw the Line?
Tue, 10/12/10 | 309 Comments
The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World – When do we Draw the Line?

We, as Americans, work too many hours. If you don’t believe so, check out the following data points that compare us to our peers around the world.
American Work-Life Balance

According to the Center for American Progress …

The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?
Mon, 09/27/10 | 11 Comments
The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?

The Generation of Career Change
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Service released comprehensive data regarding duration of employment over the past 30 years. The results show how short our working lifespan is at one particular …


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