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How to Stretch Your Last $20 Until Your Next Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor Your next paycheck can't come soon enough. Unfortunately, it's not here yet and you need to stretch your last $20 u...

The Shocking Truth About 'Having to Work on Black Friday'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.27.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Every year from family and friends on Thanksgiving Day I had to hear "I can't believe you have to work tomorrow. I'm off the entire weekend!" they'd croon. I hated it. I knew that they would be in various stages of enjoyment of the day after the holiday; shopping, relaxing and eating more of those great tasting leftovers.

Don't Pay Another Bill Until You Pay This

Monica Leftwich | Posted 09.26.2016 | Money
Monica Leftwich

Decide on an amount that you're comfortable with every month that'll still allow you to meet other financial obligations, and pay that Bank of YOU bill first. Yes. Every paycheck. Every time.

11 Illinois State Employees Who Make More Than $100,000

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.21.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Last year there were 8,853 state government employees who earned more than $100,000. These figures account for the 10.8 percent of all state workers who earned paychecks from the Illinois Comptroller's Office for 2014.

My Son's First Paycheck and His Tax Revelation

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

We all remember that first summer job after our 16th birthday. Some of us can remember bussing tables, working the drive thru window or mowing yards for some extra money.

3 Ways to Be the 401(k) Knight in Shining Armor for Your Employees

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Just because employees are hardworking and loyal doesn't automatically mean they are financially astute and do a good job at planning for retirement, nor does it mean newer employees are bad at managing their money.

40 Mindless Ways You're Burning Through Your Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money

Many budgets are like leaky buckets -- they are full of holes. Most holes are small and hardly noticeable, but those little drips can add up over time. Well, it's time to patch up your leaky budget and start saving a greater chunk of your paycheck.

Should You Take the Bigger Tax Refund or Paycheck? [Debate]

Casey Bond | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

Are your personal finances a highly-organized, well-oiled machine? Or is there a lot of room for improvement? The answer to that question is more important than you might think, especially during tax time.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Rich People Are From Mars

Jim Gibson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Gallup recently conducted a survey to examine which investments Americans would rate as the best. Specifically, the survey questions were about the best long-term investment choices.

Here's The First Thing You Should Do With Every Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2014 | Money

Here's the problem: Once you get paid, your money has to go several places at once. Bills need to be paid, credit card balances need to be settled, groceries need to be bought, perhaps even some nonessentials, too -- and, in all the shuffle, the money that you should be saving becomes your discretionary income.

Paycheck To Paycheck: How 4 Real Single Moms Make It Work

LearnVest | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Today there are 10 million single moms making it work, day by day, we decided to profile and celebrate four who were willing to share their tips on how they're doing it. Read on and get inspired.

Paid Biweekly? Here's How You Should Budget

Gina Horkey | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Gina Horkey

Do you get paid every two weeks? Is it challenging that your bills come once a month, but your salary gets pieced out every other week? I've found a method that works well for me and I think it could work for you too!

Lesson from Mike Tyson: Stop Admiring Your Balance; Start Fighting for Your Retirement

Jerry Patterson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

As we go through life, the economy ebbs and flows. You work hard. You bring home a paycheck. You pay your bills. Hopefully you have money saved for retirement.

Workin' 9 To 5: Two Ways to Protect Your Livin'

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

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.

People With These Names Are Likely To Make More Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business

While longer names may sound more sophisticated, shorter first names are the ones that lead to a bigger paycheck, according to a new study that compar...

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.

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.

Why You Can Expect Your 2013 Paychecks to Be Smaller Than 2012's

Adrian Nazari | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

Consumers may get a small shock when they get their first paycheck on the 15th this year. Why? The social security tax increase was not included in th...

Smaller Paycheck? Here Are 10 Ways To Get Your Money Back

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

When your first paycheck comes this month, it's probably going to be lower thanks to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. For Americans earning arou...

5 Crazy Ways To Survive The Financial Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business

On Friday, President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders to work on a "fiscal cliff" compromise, but no deal had been reached as of happy hour...

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 ...

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...