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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

  • Do Americans Still Value Hard Work?

    America is a country that has long prided itself on sweat, determination and hard work. We love stories about people putting in the hours, working harder than everyone else, and pulling themselves up by their bootstraps to enjoy financial … Read more...

  • Are Bald Men Better Negotiators?

    It has long been understood that, for men with thinning hair, the comb-over is rarely a wise choice. In fact, thanks to recent research by Wharton School lecturer Albert Mannes, there is now evidence that men who embrace baldness by shaving … Read more...

  • An Introvert's Guide to Dressing for Success

    Some people -- especially introverts -- think it’s a waste of time to worry about their appearance. Yet we can’t really see ourselves -- and every day we’re subject to snap judgments just based on how we look. Read more...

  • 10 Tips for Talking Politics at Work

    Regardless of how you're voting in November, there are unspoken guidelines you should follow when it comes to talking politics during work hours. Because after months of mudslinging and debate, the next president will be chosen, but you'll … Read more...

  • Is Your Bad Credit Keeping You from Getting Hired?

    If you’re like most people, your credit rating is probably the last thing on your mind while looking for a new job. But according to analysts and experts, your credit rating should definitely be on your mind if you want to get hired. Read more...

  • Why the Gap Between Rich & Poor Is Widening

    Numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier this month confirm what many have known for a long time: The gap between the rich and the poor in this country is growing ever wider. And while we examined the numbers behind the income gap … Read more...

  • What to Do When Employers Are Discriminating Based on Race

    Feeling judged for anything more (or less) than the manner and content of our work is offensive, frustrating and disheartening. The resultant discouragement can derail careers and cost companies the contributions of valuable employees. … Read more...

  • What Good Is a Raise If There's No Extra Money?

    They fired the CFO and want me to take his place. I try to talk with them about a salary increase but they brush me off. I want the job and I can do it well, but is it really too much to ask to be compensated fairly? Read more...

  • 8 Reasons You Should Take a Pay Cut

    Just a few decades ago, the thought of taking a pay cut was preposterous. A history of a steadily climbing paycheck as you advanced through your career, gaining experience and promotions, was seen as proof that you were on the right track. … Read more...

  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Transparent at Work

    Transparency is one of the most misunderstood concepts in executive circles. Clear to all ranks however, is the notion that a perceived lack of it can have a crippling effect on a leader’s reputation. Read more...