How To Boost Your Salary Without Asking Using Your Vacation Compensation

I know the title may sound like a misnomer, but there is a way you can get a raise and boost your salary without asking your boss, talking to HR, or really doing anything – it is simply taking all the vacation days you’re entitled to. The average American worker leaves almost 7 days of […]

9 Trade Jobs That Pay At Least $18 Per Hour

If you’ve determined that a traditional 4+ year college isn’t for you that doesn’t mean you have to flip burgers or be a cashier for the rest of your life. In fact, there are a ton of different high paying career options you can take without a four year degree. All of the trade jobs […]

How to Earn More than $30,000 Per Year (Without a Degree)

If you’ve been feeling like you can’t get ahead due to not earning enough money, turns out you’re not alone. I recently stumbled across the Social Security Administrations Wage Statistics. These statistics are based on the number of Americans who actually worked in 2014 and whose income was subject to Federal income taxes. Are you […]

How Regular People Make Six Figures A Year Right Out Of College

According to the latest study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average college graduate can expect to earn $45,478 after graduation. Some majors pay more than others though. For example, the average salary for an engineering graduate is $64,367. That’s a 42% higher salary simply because of a degree – a prime […]

The Three Types of Payroll Fraud: Are Your Employees Stealing From You?

Most of the time, when people thinking about employees stealing from their jobs, they think of people raiding the supply closet and bringing home boxes of pens and piles of legal pads. However, there’s an even more costly form of fraud happening at businesses of all sizes across the country: payroll fraud. Payroll fraud is […]

The Power of Ideas

Over the holiday break, I was listening to NPR and heard a story that piqued my interest. A broke college student, looking to make some extra money started selling ugly Christmas sweaters. You know, those horrendously outdated sweaters, that used to be oh-so-cool like thirty years ago. Well, ugly sweaters are back in style and […]

What If You Can’t Find a Job After College?

It’s no secret that finding a good job after college is no easy feat. This boils down to a couple of reasons. First off, the economy still isn’t all that great. And secondly, having a college degree has become the norm. There is more competition than ever in the job market for college graduates. In […]

The Slow Road Through College: Working And Going To School

We’ve covered stories of people who’ve gone to college without student loans. And we’ve covered stories of people buried in student loan debt. But one of the ways we don’t really talk about too often is the slow road through college – basically people who are working full time and trying to get their college […]