Preparing For a Layoff – Steps to Take Ahead of Time

With unemployment at record highs and a Coronavirus-COVID19 induced recession around the corner you may get into work one of these days and hear that your employer needs to cut costs and your position has been made redundant. Are you prepared for this scenario and …

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Will I Get a Raise This Year? And What Is The Average Raise?

Unless you are a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company you probably won’t be seeing a double digit raise this year. According to the seventh annual Compensation Planning Survey by Buck Consultants, workers who were among the highest-rated at their firm got average raises …

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Am I Being a Cheapskate or Just Frugal?

In an argument with my wife over our holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment, I got accused of being a cheapskate because I refused to put aside money/budget worries during the holiday season. “What’s the point of saving if we cannot spend the money …

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