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Work & Life

Cost-of-Living Wizard

If you’re considering a move or being transferred to a new city, our Cost-of-Living Calculator is an invaluable tool. Compare living-cost indexes and salaries to learn how your disposable income would be impacted by a move. 

Millionaire Maker

Everyone sets out to make a million bucks. But our Millionaire Maker tool tells you exactly when/if you’ll reach that goal. Just plug in your current salary, expected annual salary increase and the amount you save every year and our tool tells you at what age you’ll reach the million dollar mark. Give it a try.

Benefits Calculator

Calculate what your employer spends on your total compensation package (base plus bonuses plus benefits) with this personalized tool. View industry averages and enter your benefits information for a custom report.
 




Work & Life Advice

  • 9 Jobs That Let You Work from Home

    Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, caused quite a stir this week when she told her employees they would no longer be allowed to work at home. But regardless of which side of the debate you find yourself on, we've got some great jobs that lend … Read more...

  • 11 Reasons Your Co-workers Hate You

    Maybe it was something as huge as taking all the credit for a game-changing business idea, or something as small as chewing gum too loudly at their desks. But whatever the reason, we all have coworkers we absolutely hate. And some of us are … Read more...

  • Older Workers Are Delaying Retirement

    The stock market is thriving and the rest of the economy is slowly strengthening. But despite this good news, the number of workers planning to delay retirement is soaring, according to a new report by The Conference Board, a business … Read more...

  • Do Americans Have a Love Affair with Office Romance?

    Whether it's Jim and Pam on The Office or a real life saga such as former President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky, America has a certain fondness (or at least a mild obsession with) the notion of an office romance. And … Read more...

  • Why Everything You Know About Saving Money is Wrong

    For 30 years we’ve been dealing with stagnating income -- income inequality, plunging net worth. The role of personal finance has been to tell us that we can save and invest our way out of it: We will be financially virtuous, we will cut … Read more...

  • Change Your Career, Not Your Sleep Habits

    Unlike most night owls, who prefer to go to bed late, delayed sleep sufferers are hard-wired to do so—in fact, they’re responding to a physiological need. Unless they meet that need, they feel exhausted all the time, and conforming to … Read more...

  • Passed Over for Promotion: Helping Loved Ones in a Rut

    Watching a loved one struggle for footing is painful. Every instinct within you wants to fix this situation over which you have no control. It can leave you feeling fairly helpless and hopeless yourself. Since you can’t change the … Read more...

  • How to Get Along with Any Boss

    In most cases, whether you have a good or a bad boss depends solely on whether you and your boss share similar personality styles or whether your styles clash. For example, do you sometimes feel your boss plays favorites? If so, consider … Read more...

  • How to Negotiate Salary When You're Friends with Your Boss

    Having a close personal relationship with your boss can have its advantages. But what about when it's past time for a salary increase and neither of you wants to budge? Here's a plan of action. Read more...

  • Survey: Tattoos Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Job

    Maybe it’s a tribal arm band, the orchids on your lower back playing peek-a-boo with your coworkers, or -- gulp -- you’re wearing it on your face a la Mike Tyson. But even if it’s that cute little leprechaun on your ankle, our latest survey … Read more...