Why Working 6 Days A Week Is A Terrible Idea

Before you start reading this article from Business Insider’s website, let me wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to enjoy your family and friends.  For many professionals, working on the weekends has become the norm — a way to catch up from the previous week or get a head start on… Read More »

16 Prestigious Jobs with Surprisingly Low Pay

Here’s an interesting article, from the Business Insider website, that makes you think about career choices. Prestigious work that requires loads of education doesn’t always land you a fat salary. In fact, some of the most highly respected professions out there — ones that take years of schooling and help create essential medical products, towering skyscrapers,… Read More »

Why Credit Card Debt Can Derail Retirement Savings

This from the Business Insider website: Today’s Smart Investor tip comes from Darla Mercado at financial publication InvestmentNews. While most workers consider saving for retirement a simple calculation of plan type, contribution rates, and investment allocation, Mercado says the impact of high consumer debt levels is often overlooked. “Credit card balances and mortgages take a significant bite out… Read More »

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

Here’s an interesting article from the Business Insider website In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead. According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from 2011… Read More »

Can We Grow Our Way Out of Debt?

Here’s an interesting article by Veronique de Rugy and Jason J. Fichtner from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University The United States has both a debt and deficit problem, driven by years of overspending and unfunded promises made by politicians of both parties to pay for health care and retirement benefits to current and future seniors.… Read More »