*

Work & Life

Cost-of-Living Wizard

If you’re considering a move or being transferred to a new city, our Cost-of-Living Calculator is an invaluable tool. Compare living-cost indexes and salaries to learn how your disposable income would be impacted by a move. 

Millionaire Maker

Everyone sets out to make a million bucks. But our Millionaire Maker tool tells you exactly when/if you’ll reach that goal. Just plug in your current salary, expected annual salary increase and the amount you save every year and our tool tells you at what age you’ll reach the million dollar mark. Give it a try.

Benefits Calculator

Calculate what your employer spends on your total compensation package (base plus bonuses plus benefits) with this personalized tool. View industry averages and enter your benefits information for a custom report.
 




Work & Life Advice

  • Home Ownership Among Young People Declining

    Nationally, the number of homes occupied by owners edged up about 1 percent between 2005 and 2010, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The number of units occupied by owners under 35, however, … Read more...

  • Paternity Leave: Gaining Happiness By Giving Up Work

    Roy Marden was the last person anyone -- even his wife -- thought would be the primary caretaker for his infant daughter. But for him, it has also been the most rewarding job he’s ever done by far. Read more...

  • How to Get Along with (Almost) Anyone at Work

    Quick -- what's your most important business skill? Give up? It's your personality. And until you understand what personality type you are and how you can successfully mesh with others, you'll never truly reach your maximum potential. Read more...

  • Today's Dads Are More Than Just a Paycheck

    Work, bring home a paycheck, and discipline when necessary. For years that was the role of fathers. Dads were breadwinners who put in long hours so they could bring home the bacon, which mothers then cooked for breakfast the next morning. … Read more...

  • 10 Work Lessons You Can Learn from Mad Men

    While the expectations for workplace behavior have certainly changed since the 1960s, this season of Mad Men still offered up a few useful lessons for today's ambitious professional. Read more...

  • Men, Money, Work and Kids

    As 21st century fathers we are in a double bind. We are suppose to be providers, making tons of money, and yet at the same time be hands-on dads. If feminism was born out of the desire of women to leave home and be treated equally in the … Read more...

  • Help! My College Student is Hurting My Job Performance

    My oldest son just completed his first year of college and moved back home for the summer to cut down on expenses. But his very social and his late night schedule is running me ragged. What should I do? Read more...

  • 5 Ways to Get Ahead During Summer

    And suddenly, Summer. Coats go into storage, you’re buying sunscreen by the gallon, and your mind instantly shifts from spreadsheets and status meetings to suntans and sandy beaches. However, while kids might be screaming "school's out for … Read more...

  • How Much Are Dads Worth in 2012?

    Our annual Father's Day Survey is back this year as we celebrate dads and all the work they do for their families. Every year Salary.com surveys thousands of dads to find out how much time they spend on household and childcare duties. Then, … Read more...

  • Your Coworkers Are Not Always Your Friends

    The desire to help a coworker through a rough patch is commendable, but not at the expense of your personal time. If a coworker's problems impacting your own work/life balance, you need to sketch in some boundaries fairly quickly. Read more...