Why Workers Aren’t Getting Bigger Paychecks Despite Sizzling Jobs Market
06/29/2017 08:47:35 AM
The U.S. has created more than 16 million new jobs since 2010 to push the unemployment rate down to a 16-year low, but the strongest labor market in years still hasn’t translated into much bigger paychecks for Americans workers. The government on Friday said hourly pay rose at a 2.5% pace in the 12-month period ending in May, unchanged from the prior month and down from a post-recession peak of 2.9% at the end of 2016. By now, many economists had figured wages would be growing at 3% or...

Here's the new retirement goal: Love your job and keep working
06/29/2017 06:23:14 AM
Retirement just might be the best time to spice up your career. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans plan to work beyond traditional retirement age on at least a part-time basis, according to a recent Gallup poll of 718 adults. Close to 40 percent of those participating in the survey said they plan to retire after age 65. Believe it or not, more adults say they intend to extend their careers beyond retirement age because they would like to — not necessarily because they have to: 44 percent of...

Don't You Quit!
06/29/2017 06:11:56 AM
One of my all time Faves... When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit- Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a fellow turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow - You may...