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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

  • How Should I Handle a Passive-Aggressive Boss?

    Wouldn’t it be nice to just sit down and have a little chat when those situations arise? But that is exactly what the passive-aggressive personality seeks to avoid. Whether due to unresolved issues from childhood or problems with authority … Read more...

  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

    One of the best ways to keep your job is to show your organization that it simply wouldn’t be the same without you. In a world where some people will do anything to keep their jobs or earn that coveted promotion, this article will explore … Read more...

  • What Your Workspace Says About You

    Knowing your coworkers’ personality styles is key to working together more effectively. By scanning a coworker’s workspace, you can find clues to guide your interactions and make them more effective. Read more...

  • 11 Signs You're Not Getting a Raise

    If only competition in the workplace mirrored the simplicity of Olympic swimming. Whoever does the best job and touches the wall first, wins. It's the winner who goes on to earn bonus money via endorsements, and your smiling face lands on a … Read more...

  • What's Your Personality Style?

    Have you ever wondered why it is that you seem to get along with some people and not with others? Or why it is that you can’t seem to get through to another? The answer lies in your personality style, a predictable set of behaviors that … Read more...

  • 10 Ways to Avoid Office Politics

    Office politics occur in most workplaces. When employees spend hours per day together and vie for the same promotions and raises, competition is inevitable. Some people claim office politics are an essential part of the workplace, but … Read more...

  • 7 Ways Your Looks Affect Your Pay

    Discriminating against people based on their physical appearance is wrong -- both morally, and in many cases, legally speaking. The way you look usually has no bearing on how you’ll perform in your job, and in a perfect world everyone would … Read more...

  • Office Politics: Why You Need to Play the Game

    These days the term politics has become a four-letter word for many, in part because it represents a fraternity that spends more time defending itself than abiding by its dictionary definition: activities which are associated with … Read more...

  • How to Get Hired After an Employment Gap

    So you've been out of work for three years and all your professional networks have dried up? While you have an uphill battle on your hands, all is not lost. Here are some ways you can successfully land another job. Read more...

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage: Pros & Cons

    Supporters of a minimum wage increase argue it will help America's poor earn more, while providing an economic stimulus. But opponents claim it will end up hurting unskilled laborers. In the heat of a contentious election season, will … Read more...