I spent 27 years — more than half my life — at one company. My worst memories: the annual performance evaluations. They created dread among staffers and were one of the reasons I chose to resign in 2011. Rigid job reviews devastate employee morale and wreck any sense of shared mission between workers and […]
Career and Money
Everyone needs regular vacations. Period. I don’t care if you’re an hourly worker or the CEO. You need to get away from the grind and recharge your battery. You need a life away from work. Yet in this dismal economy with high unemployment, some people are afraid to take off work. They fear that management […]
The stock market is at it again. After steady gains early this year, the S&P 500 has dropped about 7 percent since April. Many people – including you? – are bailing out. Almost 30 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 plan to sell all their stocks, according to a study by brokerage firm […]
Clark Hodges, a former single dad, turned his daughter’s idea into an iPhone app to help her learn about money management and entrepreneurship.
I don’t envy college graduates these days. The economy has been so bad for so long, it seems, that finding a job is an uncertainty even with the best education. But a new study gives those leaving college this spring some hope. Employers expect to hire 10.2 percent more new graduates this year than last […]
I’ve been fired once in my 30-plus years in the workplace. And the memory still stings. The firing occurred in 1981, three months into my first job after graduating from college with a journalism degree. Talk about a bad start to your career.
With summer approaching, you may face a dilemma as a single dad. You’d like to take your children on a memorable vacation, but you don’t have an unlimited travel budget. What to do? Start planning now, and you can put together an affordable summer vacation. “Preparation is key,” writes travel expert Peter Greenberg. “And when […]
Why should I care if a woman earns more money? I’ve never understood men who feel threatened by a wife or girlfriend who brings home a bigger paycheck. Is there a household competition about who can earn more? If there is, that’s stupid. A person’s income is based more on market conditions than intelligence anyway. […]
With the April 15 tax deadline approaching, you likely have two responses: concern about how much you owe or anticipation over a refund. I’ve found myself in both situations – writing Uncle Sam a check and having him write me one. The latter is far better. Let’s say you’re fortunate this year and are getting […]
That day has come. It is official. You are now divorced. The emotions of the day are different for everybody. The day is happy for some and sad for most. No matter what the reason, it is now time to move forward. You are now a single dad and that term comes with many heavy […]