Americans are suffering from financial burnout

Americans are suffering from financial burnout

A recession is a very real possibility. As the Federal Reserve aggressively raises rates to combat persistent inflation, the tough stance could come at a price. Already, falling stock markets have wiped out more than $9 trillion in wealth from US households. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also warned the central bank’s upcoming moves to fight … Read more

Stubborn inflation forces more Americans to live paycheck to paycheck

Stubborn inflation forces more Americans to live paycheck to paycheck

Inflation is a persistent problem The consumer price index, which measures the average change in prices for consumer goods and services, rose to higher-than-expected 8.3% in August, driven by increases in food, shelter and medical care costs. Although real average hourly earnings also rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% for the month, they remained down 2.8% … Read more

Amazon hikes pay for warehouse and delivery workers

Amazon hikes pay for warehouse and delivery workers

A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, California on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda | Media News Group | The Riverside Press-Enterprise via Getty Images Amazon is raising its hourly wages for its warehouse and delivery workers, the company announced Wednesday. Beginning in October, Amazon’s average … Read more

GM delays return-to-office mandate after employee backlash

GM delays return-to-office mandate after employee backlash

General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters while she waits for the arrival of President Joe Biden at media day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, September 14, 2022. Rebecca Cook | Reuters DETROIT – General Motors is conducting damage control around its return-to-office plans after a Friday afternoon message … Read more

Here’s how women can overcome the retirement savings shortfall

Here’s how women can overcome the retirement savings shortfall

The gender wage gap has remained remarkably stubborn for decades and, inevitably, becomes a significant shortfall at retirement. In 2020, women made 83 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the US Census Bureau. The gap persists despite women’s increasing levels of education and even widens among higher-income workers. By the end of … Read more

What Parent PLUS borrowers need to know about student loan forgiveness

What Parent PLUS borrowers need to know about student loan forgiveness

Phynart Studio | istock | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s announcement last month that he’ll forgive up to $20,000 in student debt for borrowers will also impact the millions of parents who have taken out loans for their children’s education. The debt cancellation applies to so-called Parent PLUS loans, federal loans that parents can take … Read more

UnityPoint Health – Meriter participates in global ‘Babies with Books Read-a-thon’ | News

UnityPoint Health – Meriter participates in global ‘Babies with Books Read-a-thon’ |  News

MADISON (WKOW) — Families and staff are wrapping up a week of friendly competition at UnityPoint Health – Meriter’s NICU. All week, they’ve been participating in the international Babies with Books Read-a-thon. Hospitals from at least four countries are taking part. Staff keep track of how many minutes parents are reading aloud to their children … Read more

Careers where over 50% of workers are happy with their pay

Careers where over 50% of workers are happy with their pay

Want to feel good about how much money you make? Go into product management, engineering or real estate, where workers are more likely to say they feel well-compensated for their jobs. That’s according to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, which surveyed more than 32,000 US workers from June to September. Roughly 60% of workers in each … Read more

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, cost cutting and employee dissent over cultural changes, CEO Sundar Pichai is finding himself on … Read more

What to consider before switching jobs now

What to consider before switching jobs now

Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images It’s still an employees’ market, even amid high inflation and talk of a possible recession. But there are some signs that could start to change. One key reason: The Federal Reserve’s 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase announced on Wednesday likely won’t be its last as it moves to … Read more