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Lower Pay, Higher 401(k) Match

Would you trade a lower pay for a higher 401(k) match from an employer? Many people would, according to the results of a new survey.

The survey, from Fidelity Investments, focused on various compensation scenarios in an effort to find out how much value people attach to a company…

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A Car in Every Garage, a Chicken in Every Garden?

Having live chickens in your garden can really help to keep your fruits and veggies healthy, according to a company that sells “chicken treats.” Just be sure to check with your local laws and regulations before you start clucking too loud.

Happy Hen Treats – which provides all natural treats designed…

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The Benefits of Baby Wearing

Babies that are carried next to their mother’s chest cry less and sleep better, according — (not surprisingly) — to a company that makes baby carrying slings. There clearly are benefits to baby carrying, as well as some risks.

Baby-wearing product manufacturer Lucky Baby said that baby carrying is a…

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Laptops, Mobile Devices Off Back-to-School Lists

Back-to-school shoppers have become more frugal this year – with fewer of them planning to buy expensive items like laptops, desktops and mobile devices, according to some new research.

Research firm Crucial.com said its Back-to-School Shopping Report found that 57% of respondents do not plan to…

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Don’t Lie on Your Resume

Given the fierce competition for jobs these days, it may be tempting to exaggerate a bit on your resume – or even tell whopper lies. But a new survey finds that most employers have caught these lies on applicants’ resumes.

According to CareerBuilder, 58% of the hiring managers it recently surveyed…

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Here’s Another Reason Why You Should Do a Home Inventory

When disaster strikes your home the one thing that can ease your stress is a big check from your insurance company — one that arrives sooner rather than later. A new study shows how you can help make sure this happens.

A recent survey of insurance professionals by The Hanover Insurance…

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Fighting Fraud, On the Go

A new cross-channel platform aims to fight payments fraud affecting mobile device users.

Credit bureau Experian said it is launching riskPrecise ID with FraudNet to provide a single view of a consumer’s identity across devices.

What this means for you is that your identity can be tracked more…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Worry about Retirement

If you’re worried about having enough money to retire, you’re in very good company these days.

A new poll from Harris finds that more than two-thirds (68%) of Americans — who are either employed themselves (or have a spouse who is) — worry that they will not have enough…

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Most Temp Employees Really Want a Full-Time Job

While some temporary employees prefer the freedom of moving from job to job, a new survey shows that the vast majority of them would really prefer to have a full-time job.

According to American Staffing Association, 99% of temporary and contract employees recently surveyed said they desired permanent jobs…

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