Topic: salary

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Earns In One Week What Most of Us Make In A Month

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Earns In One Week What Most of Us Make In A Month

It’s Wednesday so we thought we would make you feel bummed out about the direction in which your life is headed. In addition to being born/adopted into unimaginable wealth and privilege, the Jolie-Pitt kids are also bringing in their own money. According to TMZ, Vivienne, the youngest child of the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has a small role in the upcoming film Maleficent starring her mother. Guess how much she made for her week of work? A cool $3,000. More »

How To Limit The Post-Maternity Leave Salary Cut

How To Limit The Post-Maternity Leave Salary Cut

It’s (depressing) conventional wisdom that taking time off after you have a baby hurts your income long into the future. It may sound pleasant to duck out of the workforce for a couple of years while your kids are infants and toddlers, but the penalties are severe.  Sylvia Ann Hewlett‘s research, for example, shows that when women take three or more years away from the workforce, they lose a shocking 37% of their income. But new data this week suggests there’s a way to at least lessen the effect of taking a long maternity leave. More »

Where Do You Rank? Top Paying Majors In 2012

Where Do You Rank? Top Paying Majors In 2012

For most, choosing a career means following a deep-rooted passion. When you truly have a love for what you do, money seems to fall out of the picture. But sometimes it’s hard not to be curious with regard to which majors and future careers are bringing in the largest starting salaries. So, which new college graduates brought in the top salaries in 2012?
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The Best-Paying Jobs That Require Only An Associate’s Degree

The Best-Paying Jobs That Require Only An Associate's Degree

A master’s degree is the new bachelor’s degree, the New York Times declared in a 2011 article about “credential inflation”: Jobs that once required only a four-year college degree now require at least a few years of grad school. Presumably, that means a bachelor’s degree is the new associate’s degree. So where does leave the poor associate’s? Fear not! CareerBuilder recently assembled a list of the top-paying jobs that require only an associate’s degree. More »

Sexist Career Advice That Grinds Our Gears: Gender Wage Gap

Sexist Career Advice That Grinds Our Gears: Gender Wage Gap

While I was perusing Twitter this morning, I came across an AOL jobs piece titled Tactics That Will Help You Get a Raise (If You’re Female). I’m sure plenty of people reading this piece were hoping to get some concrete advice regarding navigating the workplace structures that contribute to the gender wage gap, but unfortunately, this article’s advice only seemed to perpetuate the problem. More »

10 Unique Job Benefits That Will Lure Top Employees

10 Unique Job Benefits That Will Lure Top Employees

Most of the time, choosing the right job for you is a lot more complicated than the salary and job description. Job benefits often lure job candidates to and from certain employers. In fact, in 2011, 63 percent of workers younger than 40 agreed that their retirement program was an important factor in accepting their job. Similarly, 46 percent of all workers agreed that health benefits were also an important factor in accepting their job. More »

The Skinny On Employee Stock Options

The Skinny On Employee Stock Options

Your employer probably pays you a salary. But there’s another, sometimes more lucrative, form of compensation you should know about. For decades, companies have used stock options to tie the personal wealth of executives and employees to the performance of the company. Essentially, the more valuable the company becomes, the more valuable its stock options are.
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On Not Springing for an Engagement Ring

On Not Springing for an Engagement Ring

There’s nothing more romantic than getting engaged during the holidays, complete with a glistening diamond ring. But is that really where you want your soon-to-be married money to go? For millennia, couples exchanged property as part of their betrothal—and rings or jewelry have long been associated with … More »