Managing Remote Employees

We’re witnessing a huge increase in the number of people working remotely. This trend has proven to be a win/win as it is efficient and cost effective for many companies while also providing flexibility and opportunity for employees. Also, experts from various fields can now look for a job in places that they would never be able to commute to.

Social Security Benefits: Planning for Your Future

Social Security is the common name for the United States federal government’s Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The program guarantees the nation’s most vulnerable citizens can depend on a minimum sustenance and care support. Taxpayers fund Social Security through payroll taxes, self-employment contributions, and IRS investment of these funds into special government trusts. The Social Security Cost of Living Act (COLA) guarantees increases in benefits amounts to account for inflation but in recent years the official inflation rate has been low enough that they have not given Cost of Living increases. Americans become eligible to draw Social Security benefits when they reach age 62 but depending on the year you were born you may not get full benefits until you are 67 (or older). To ensure you will receive your full Social Security benefits when the time comes, you need to begin planning for your future now. The following measures can help you plan for and protect your benefits.

Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

A recent survey conducted by the job site “Indeed” ranked the top five places to work in the energy industry. Indeed said that it ranked companies based on a number of factors but generally speaking, the better the site visitor ratings and reviews a company had, the higher it ranked on the “Best Places to Work” list.

5 Tips to Manage House Payments While You’re Unemployed

While you may not look forward to going to work every morning, it does provide the income that you need to make the mortgage payment. However, if you are out of work, it doesn’t mean that you should immediately look to sell the family home. The best solution is to plan ahead and pay into an emergency fund which optimally should cover 6 months of living expenses. But what if you weren’t that farsighted? Here are some ways to manage the mortgage payment until you can get back to work:

4 Tips For Avoiding Unemployment and Achieving Professional Success

The economic collapse of 2008 taught us that job security is really just a fleeting illusion. If you were to lose your job, would you be able to find another? Would your passion and drive make you stand out when compared to other job candidates? What Defines Success? Winston Churchill said, “Success is going from […]

5 Rewarding Careers in Economics to Consider

Economics deals w/ production, distribution & consumption of goods and services. Grads with an economics degree work in business, economics & gov’t agencies. Some courses a person majoring in economics may take include finance, statistics, law and international trade. Graduates with an economics degree can find employment in businesses, economic research, and government agencies.

Tips for Climbing to the Top of the Ladder

Whether you start with a High School degree or a Master’s degree there are avenues to successful careers. Here are 4 different paths to climbing the corporate ladder including where they start and where they end, along with the positions and salaries along the way.

Financial Solutions for Unemployed Dads

While people often view mothers who stay home with their children in a positive way, they may look down on stay at home dads. When you lose your job, it can take months until you find another one. This can be stressful and financially difficult for unemployed dads. Unemployment is stressful and depressing, between applying […]

Type A Personality? Some Jobs for You to Consider

Type A personalities tend to be career- and goal-oriented. They are laser-focused on achieving goals and are considered risk takers. They’re often competitive, driven and controlling. While this can lead to stress, it can be channeled into avenues that can lead to success. If you have a type A personality, you will need to find the ideal career path that works best for your strengths

Prospecting for Success

It’s the rare business that doesn’t want to increase sales and thus increase profits. Of course the most obvious way to increase sales is to get more prospects.