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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

  • Dream Job: Brain Surgeon

    Becoming a good neurosurgeon isn't about being the smartest guy in the room, which is well nigh impossible anyway when all your peers are mental giants. "It's not just about scholarship. People don't realize the strenuous physical demands … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Avon "Lady"

    Customers can buy over the Internet as from any online retailer, or link their relationship to a sales representative via a special site. A rep such as Kolber-Stuart provides access to a broader range of products, advice, direct delivery, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Art Dealer

    As long as he can remember, David wanted to work with paintings and drawings. He earned a Ph.D. in art history, but notes that degrees count for little. "The keys to art dealing are quality, rarity, and value. You can only recognize those … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Artistic Administrator

    The compensation for Artistic Administrators is modest, salaries being typical of what a senior not-for-profit administrator would earn. Read more...

  • Interview Etiquette

    Understanding personality typing and Method acting well enough to fake being decisive yet change-friendly is one way to prepare for these trials. Another is, never let them see you eat. If they ask how many golf balls you could fit in a … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Massage Therapist

    So why is a 4,000 year-old healing method finally getting popular? Perhaps because massage therapy is finally getting respected. Read more...

  • Can my boss get away with nepotism in pay raises?

    My boss has cut back my hours because of budgetary concerns, yet she has "found" the money in her budget to get her two college-age daughters part-time work in our department (human resources), as well as odd jobs in other departments. She … Read more...

  • What more can I negotiate when I'm already paid well?

    I am the assistant to the president of a small consulting firm. Since I am at the top of my pay scale and receive excellent bonuses, what else can I negotiate that is not monetary, and how do I go about it? Read more...

  • Should I get a raise for working in a new region?

    I work for a food and beverage management company that has had a few closures over that past year in my region due to cutbacks by our clients. To stay employed with my company, I agreed to consult in a different region (with a much higher … Read more...

  • Can my employer pay me less in a region with a higher cost of living?

    I relocated by choice. When I relocated, I couldn't keep the same position with my company. Now the company has offered me a position comparable to the one I left behind, but at the pay rate I was at before my position changed. What … Read more...