4 Ways Workers’ Comp Can Impact Your Personal Finances

Getting injured on the job can have some serious implications for your career, personal life, and finances. For severe injuries, you may struggle with the downtime as you recover. What’s more, your workers’ compensation claim may be delayed or denied depending on several factors. A workers’ compensation claim can cause substantial financial difficulties as you may not be able to work because of the injuries. Here are four ways in which workers’ comp can impact your finances and how you can safeguard your finances.

Medical Care Payments

Most workers’ compensation claims can take months to get resolved, particularly if there are disagreements between you and the company’s insurance companies. Conflict may arise if the insurer disputes the accident or the extent of the injuries. This can happen if [Continue reading]

Should You Make a Career Change into Tech?

Even though there is someone who has made a fortune in almost any industry, not every line of work offers the same prospects for potential advancement, growth and prosperity. Because of this, at one point in their lives, most people come to regret not choosing a different career path. As of late, the IT industry is getting larger by the hour and seems like the promised land for people who have any training or experience in it. However, you may be wondering if it’s possible to make a career change into tech even if you don’t have any previous background in similar fields? Let’s find out!

Advantages of Shifting to IT

Before we even start discussing the idea of switching into tech, we first need to consider motives one might have for making this decision in the first place. For starters, there is a high demand for IT jobs, which means that you shouldn’t have any problems finding the work you’re looking for. In fact, the unemployment rates for top 10 jobs in IT are currently less than 3 percent. According to a U.S. News article the top 10 IT jobs are: [Continue reading]

Comparing Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Numbers to an Independent Source

BLS vs Gallup Unemployment Rates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Gallup Survey people both generate numbers to help us understand the employment/unemployment situation. Unfortunately, they often present a different picture. Typically the BLS data presents a rosier … [Continue reading]

6 Things to Consider When Your Business Expands

When you are considering expanding your business – that is always a cause to celebrate. Sales might be doing well and you decide you need to find a bigger space so you can hire additional employees. So far so good. But, are you really ready for the … [Continue reading]

45 Ways You Can Find Success Without a Degree

College degrees are expensive these days. Many college graduates wind up with five-figure debts and still no job prospects once they graduate. To avoid that, many people are now looking for jobs that don’t require a degree. While some may assume that … [Continue reading]

Choosing Your College Major and the Best Career Path

You can't just dive into the subject matter you’re most passionate about, the real world requires you to give your career choice careful consideration. In fact, many students cannot decide on a single, strongest interest to begin with, and more often … [Continue reading]

Deciding Which Engineering Degree is Right for You

Engineer

If you think you'd like to become an engineer but aren't sure which program is right for you there are several factors that you should consider. Often High School graduates only think about how much money they can earn and forget that there is much … [Continue reading]

What Happens to Your Finances When You Go out on Workers’ Comp

Workplace injuries can and do happen to many people each day. While those who work in high-risk or dangerous jobs are more likely to suffer from a workplace injury, the reality is that issues like falling, tripping and more can happen to any worker … [Continue reading]

May Employment and Unemployment Numbers

May Employment Bubbles

The U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the May unemployment numbers today. The BLS Commissioner says: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, but these are Seasonally Adjusted numbers. So since typically employment … [Continue reading]

How Can Your College Choices Affect Your Career?

In the long run, planning your career (which includes the certificate programs and degrees you need), can make a big difference. Timing counts for a lot in life, so your career progress can be slowed down by doing the right thing at the wrong time. … [Continue reading]