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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

  • Group Work: Do You Play Well With Others?

    In high school, when the teacher announced that the next project would involve working in groups, it was not uncommon for a murmur of discontent to ripple through the room. What if I get stuck with that know-it-all or worse, that really … Read more...

  • Make Expiring Tax Cuts Work for You

    It has been just a few blessed weeks since April 15, when we all emerged from stacks of 1099s and W-2s and declared ourselves ready to forget about taxes for another year. Not so fast. The tax cuts put in place during the previous … Read more...

  • What to Do When Returning to the Workforce Wreaks Havoc at Home

    It doesn’t take much to nudge a little guilt loose, does it? But eventually a happy middle ground featuring mutual understanding and acceptance will emerge, giving you both the option to live happily ever after. Read more...

  • Meet the 2012 Mom of the Year

    Jennifer, a wife and mother of two boys in Oklahoma, has seen it all the last 12 months. In addition to trying to make ends meet as a working mom of two boys while balancing her home life, the Winn family was thrown an additional curveball … Read more...

  • Not Enough Hours in the Day? Spend More Time Helping Others

    A trio of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Yale School of Management, and Harvard Business School have discovered a seemingly unlikely way to make yourself feel less pressed for time: Spend some time helping … Read more...

  • 11 Ways to Raise Employable Kids

    Family togetherness is a wonderful thing, until your thirty-year old starts sending drink orders from the basement and commenting at breakfast that it "sure would be nice" if you’d remember to use fabric softener on his t-shirts. Toddlers … Read more...

  • When Work Interferes with Marriage & Motherhood

    Well-meaning grandmotherly types may tell you these are the best years of your life. Perhaps so, but that probably isn’t your first thought when your darling is the tantrum-throwing entertainment of Register #8. Motherhood is labor … Read more...

  • 10 Things You Should Never Tell Your Boss

    Does it make sense to promote someone with kids or a chronic illness when another employee is free of those obligations or difficulties? By revealing some private information to your boss, you could set yourself back when it comes to a … Read more...

  • Moms & the Art of Delegation

    Many moms think they have to do everything or nothing will get done. But learning how to effectively delegate tasks is a skill moms can use both in and outside of the home. Read more...

  • 7 Things Administrative Assistants Hate About Their Bosses

    Even though you should be giving your assistant a gift this week, we thought we'd turn the tables and do something different. Most administrative professionals need their jobs and therefore can't tell their bosses what drives them nuts … Read more...