The reports made headlines the same day, serving as one more dramatic sign that America's working public is heading in two diametrically opposed directions.
In the last two decades, management and corporations have done better and workers have done worse. By way of the jar, bosses have found a way to keep their prices low, their profits high and pass part of their staffing costs onto consumers.
It comes down to a decision to list your house with a traditional real estate agent for a price that might be too high, which means it may not sell, taking a quick cash offer that's much lower than your home's value, or using a quick sale estate agent.
Here's a guide to some common grocery store terminology. Know these definitions, and you may even save a few dollars on your next trip through the aisles.
Starting college can be one of the most important and exciting times of a person's life. It's also an important time to think about managing your money and how to enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from.
If you understand how you feel -- what makes you think the way you do, and what kind of personality you have -- you'll gain more insight into how you select your investments.
The good news is that lots of schools offer health insurance plans to their students, though not all. But there are other options out there for you.
What we have is a classic first mover problem -- i.e. widespread desire for change, but real risks and consequences for a company or executive willing to take the first step.
Listen, I know, we all take making money for granted. We just assume that we can get up every day and go out and make money. This assumption can get you into a jam, and I've seen it happen too many times.
I don't expect this Congress to help improve the job market and thus the living standards of working families. But could they at least do less harm?
Under the new law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance in 2014. So how do you know if health care reform impacts you? I'm here to help you understand the basics.
The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and locally. They adjust for the changing mix of listed homes and show what's really happening.
While your children are learning in school, you should take the opportunity to teach them about the one thing that they need to know but that schools don't teach them -- credit habits.
Obama administration's decision to crack down on college tuition hikes has been long in the making. Our deeply flawed student aid model has pushed tuitions so high that the bubble is about to burst.
"If I had no money, if my life was crap, and all of a sudden I landed a few bucks, I sure as heck might blow it on something that made me feel good. I mean, that 30 bucks isn't going to get me into an apartment, but maybe the manicure'll make me feel human for a few minutes, you know?"
The only way to combat denial is with knowledge. Getting all of your information out in the open will force you to face the truth, which means you will have to make the changes necessary to improve.