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11 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Always Require A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

It certainly pays to be educated, but you don't necessarily have to have a college degree to be paid well. Data released last summer by the Bureau...

100 Facts About The Economy That Will Blow Your Mind

The Motley Fool | Morgan Housel | Posted 03.03.2013 | Business

The Motley Fool In no particular order... 1. As of January 2013, there are 16 people left in the world who were born in the 1800s, according to...

Mark Gongloff

Here's Proof That Austerity Is Already Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

As you have probably heard, today is Sequester Day, when the Austerity Badger sneaks into America and sets our money on fire. In truth, austerity is h...

Income Posts Largest Drop In 2 Decades

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in January as Americans spent more on services, with savings providing a cushion after i...

How Do You Determine Child Support and Alimony?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In many of my divorce cases, the hardest issue is determining someone's real income. Income impacts upon child support as well as alimony. We live in ...

Family Members in Need: Why Middle Class Blacks Can't Get Ahead

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

The gap between the household wealth of black and white families is massive. There are lots of reasons for this difference and a new study offers great data on one of them: the need to assist poor relatives.

Are You Overpaying Your Taxes?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

You can make the most of your income by avoiding these common tax pitfalls.

Minimum Wage: Who Decided Workers Should Fall Behind?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

While giving a raise worth more than $3,000 a year to the country's lowest paid workers is definitely a good thing, it is hard to get too excited about a situation in which these workers will still be earning less than their counterparts did almost 50 years ago.

9 Jobs That Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. What Obama didn'...

College Is Not Inoculation

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While college completion certainly gives you a solid leg up, both in terms of jobs and earnings, it doesn't inoculate you against global wage arbitrage, accelerating labor-saving technology, and high unemployment.

Women As Breadwinners: Are We Still Wrestling with Roles in 2013?

Women & Co | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women
Women & Co

Women breadwinners: Do you love it, like it or resent it? It's 2013 and still, women aren't sure what the price is for pursuing a career and a family.

JLMC Begins Work in Senegal

Vivian Glyck | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Just Like My Child Foundation officially signed a covenant with community members for a sustainable water irrigation project, which aims to generate income within the community of Keur Cheikh in Senegal.

Research Shows That Happier Children Earn Higher Wages Later in Life

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

As a society, we should try to maximize the happiness of children, purely for ethical and altruistic reasons and not because it makes them better earners.

How to Combat Payroll Tax Increase

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeanette Pavini

Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.

Peggy Noonan and the Beleaguered 1 Percent

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What irritates me is the extent to which Noonan is still out of touch with reality when it comes to the Republican brand. As long as Republicans can't see that people making $400,000 a year are actually rich, they will have a hard time building a new constituency for their party.

Why The Super-Rich Are Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business

(Repeating Jan 4 story to additional subscribers) * Some higher-income earners may seek to defer income * Greater clarit...

Good News For The Economy

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in November by the most in three years as incomes climbed, suggesting fourth-quarter econ...

The Unequal State Of America

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer ...

STUDY: Happy Teens Will Earn More Money

Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents

By: Trevor Stokes, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor Published: 11/19/2012 03:07 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Gloomy teens, take heed — your more ...

Catherine New

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Brings New Threat Of Poverty For Thousands Who Have Lost Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.19.2012 | Money

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- At the time of day Friday when most workers are making plans for happy hour, Cheryl Johnson is making a final scan of the online ...

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

Suicide Is More Common In Rich Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

It turns out keeping up with the joneses can take a harsh toll on your psychological well-being. A new study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve...

5 Facts Autism Families Want President Obama to Know

Hannah Brown | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I was one of the millions who voted for you, and as the mother of a teenage boy with autism, I am grateful that you did so much in your first term to help families coping with autism.

This Guy Doesn't Get Saved Too Often These Days

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

Got five Benjamin Franklins stored under the mattress? You're doing pretty good then. Nearly half of Americans don't have more than $500 saved up,...

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...