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6 Employment Perks That Go Beyond Salary

When evaluating job offers, we almost always look at salary first. And while it’s certainly important to be paid what you’re worth, there are other valuable employee benefits to consider. In some cases, these perks directly affect your bottom line. In others, they simply make the workplace a better place to be. From a generous 401(k) match, to ...


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5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Raise

No matter how happy you are with your current job, you'd probably love to see more money in every paycheck (who wouldn't, right?). If it's been a while since the boss let you know you were getting a raise, it's time to do something about it. These five tips will help you increase your chances of getting a raise. Keep Your Skills in Top Shape Even...


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Understanding Payroll Deductions

When was the last time you took a good look at your paycheck stub? It’s probably been a while, especially if you have direct deposit. Many companies now manage all payroll tasks electronically, which means you never see a hard check or any piece of paper with your information. And even if you do still receive a paper check stub every two weeks, y...


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5 Things to Know about a Home-based Business

Many people who are tired of the daily grind think about giving it up to start a home-based business and be their own boss. For some, it’s an ideal situation that allows more freedom, flexibility and greater earning potential. But as much as it might sound like a dream scenario, there are several things to think about. Here are several things to ...


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Get Moving — How to Save When Relocating

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, relocating can be an expensive undertaking. From moving your belongings, to traveling, to setting up your new home once you get there, there are plenty of opportunities to overspend along the way. These tips will help you save when relocating.         Do Your Research Spend some time r...


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Smart Money Moves Following a Raise

Being recognized for your hard work by receiving a raise is one of the best feelings there is. But it’s what you do next that will have an impact on your financial future. Many people see getting a raise as a good reason to go on a spending spree or open new lines of credit, which we don’t recommend. Even if you don’t spend it frivolously, ju...