You’re a great employee. You work hard and have been performing better than average at your job. You get positive input from your co-workers and your manager. But the bottom line is that you’re not getting paid what you know you are worth. How do you go about asking your boss for the raise that you deserve? Below are five tips on how to ask your boss for a raise – and raise the chances of you actually getting it.
Heating your home can be expensive, and this year it may be more so. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is forecasting that heating bills for American families will be higher than last year because of higher forecast energy prices. They predict natural gas bills to rise by 5%, electricity by 3% and home heating oil by a whopping 20%. How can you cut the high costs of heating your home this winter? Here are 7 winter energy savings tips that'll bring the cost of heating your home down:
While everyone may enjoy a home-cooked meal, it appears that more and more Americans are choosing not to prepare meals at home. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2015-2016, Americans as a whole spent more money at bars and restaurants than they did on groceries. This trend has been on the rise over the years, with Americans choosing to eat out or buy prepared foods rather than cook at home.
The answer is scary. According to the recent studies, 1 in 3 American non-retirees have no retirement savings or pension at all. And, 38% of respondents say that they have no plans to retire, or will delay it as long as possible, as a means of coping without retirement savings.
Being a student can be expensive, especially when it comes to paying for college or post-graduate school. That’s why if you are a student – or if you are the parent of a current student – it pays to become educated in the ways one can save money by flashing a student ID. Not everyone is aware of the all of the deals discounts that are out there – and how they can add up.
Most professional businesses are office-based, which means that the work environment itself is not conducive to promoting a healthy lifestyle. Even the most fit employees can slowly compromise their health by sitting all day in front of a screen, skipping meals to meet deadlines, and raiding the vending machine for an afternoon “pick me up.”
Almost everyone has a horror story to tell when it comes to bad bosses. Whether it’s the bully boss, the micromanager, the boss who takes credit for your hard work, the incompetent – or even worse – the always absent boss. A bad boss can make even the most fulfilling work environment unbearable.