The minimum wage (and whether we should raise it) is a divisive and complicated issue. The latest salvo is a Congressional Budget Office forecast that shows a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour would cost half a million jobs … but it also would lift 900,000 Americans above the poverty line and put them on more secure financial footing. Likewise, there are two sides of the coin across many aspects of the minimum wage ... so if you choose to enter the fray, go in knowing the most important points on both sides.Continue Reading
Americans typically can tap their retirement funds without penalty at age 59½ … but Medicare doesn’t kick in until age 65. So for 5½ years, prospective retirees are stuck in limbo where they might want to retire, but can't because they still need health insurance coverage. Obamacare fixes that, and that's a boon to workers -- both young and old.Continue Reading
How do Americans put food on the table? The following snapshot of jobs across the country’s many industries looks at how much (or little) Americans make.
Retirement planning is constantly evolving. We take a look at the current landscape and go over the various options available to you.Continue Reading
American corporations continue to shed jobs to meeting ever-growing expectations for earnings. So, where is all that saved cash going?Continue Reading