Author Archive

News Flash: Stressed-Out Employees Don’t Like Their Jobs

A new study finds that excessive workplace stress is the third biggest reason why people quit their jobs. The good news for employers is that relieving employee stress is one of the most cost-effective ways for employers to retain good people.

Research firm Randstad wondered what would cause American…

Read More

Summer Puts the Heat on Phishing

Financial phishing in spam email increases during the summers months, according to a new report. Instead of taking a vacation during the season, thieves are more active than at other times of the year, and the rest of us have to be on high alert.

Phishing attacks often involve scammers…

Read More

Why is it Hard to Talk about Money?

Do you find it hard to talk to friends and family about money? Many Americans do, according to the findings of a new survey.

In fact, Americans would rather talk about any number of things before engaging in discussions about money.

At the risk of causing discomfort, insurer Northwestern Mutual…

Read More

New Software Promises Safer Mobile Banking

Identity thieves cost Americans nearly $100 billion over the past four years, and many of them got to people’s data by “eavesdropping” on the apps they use for managing their finances. Some new software aims to make life more difficult for these crooks, and it’s been tested by…

Read More

Here Are Some Things Executive Recruiters Look For

If you are trying to “move up” in your career — (and who isn’t?) – you might benefit from the following advice from the executive staffing experts at Robert Half Management Resources.

According to the company, the strategies you used to get to the middle of the career ladder can be…

Read More

Wealth Gap Widens

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the gap between the rich and not-so-rich has grown wider in recent years.

According to Census, the median net worth of the wealthiest 40% of American households increased from 100-2011, while it actually declined for the bottom…

Read More

Here Are Some Labor Day Deals on New Vehicles

GOBankingRates and Autobytel said they have teamed up to find the best Labor Day sales and promotions available on 2014 vehicles. If you’re looking for a new car or truck this year, it might be worth a look.

The companies sought out deals on crossovers and SUVs, luxury vehicles…

Read More

Men Still Won’t Ask for Directions

A new survey reveals that men are still more stubborn than women are about asking directions. Thank heaven for GPS?

PEMCO Insurance said that the results of its poll of Northwest drivers do little to dispel the old stereotype. Around one-third (36%) of the men surveyed consider themselves themselves…

Read More
Read More

Americans Are Doing a Good Job Paying Their Bills

The number of Americans who are in trouble with consumer credit payments remains at historic lows, according to new data from &P Dow Jones Indices and Experian.

According to the companies, the national composite of credit defaults was just 1.01% in July, which was down one basis point…

Read More