At the Office

Battling the Gender Gap

by Elizabeth July 1, 2013

It was my very first week at my very first adult job. As I was going over the employee handbook with the head of human resources, she stopped to make a point of emphasis. “I want you to understand that you cannot, under any circumstances, discuss your compensation with any other employees,” she said. “You […]

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How to Deal with a Work Place Bully

by Marie June 13, 2013

In recent years, there has been a lot of media attention on childhood bullying. No one wants their child to be harassed by a bully, either in person or online. Unfortunately, bullying does not end with childhood. You can and will encounter bullies throughout your life. Even though I am retired, I currently feel like […]

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Know Your Worth – Is Your Salary Comparable?

by Marie May 23, 2013

The economy is finally tipping upward and you may be thinking that now is the time to gain back lost salary ground. Perhaps your company cut salaries in 2009 (mine did). Perhaps you just haven’t gotten a raise, but have taken on a lot more responsibility. Productivity is way up, meaning that you are doing […]

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What Was Your Effective Tax Rate?

by Elizabeth May 13, 2013

It was a close call: this year, I barely got my federal taxes in the mail before the April 15th deadline. The reason for my (rare) procrastination? Because for the first time, I actually owed income taxes, instead of receiving a nice, fat refund from Uncle Sam. Each year after I send in my taxes, […]

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Freelancers: Making Sure You Don’t Owe Uncle Sam In 2013

by Elizabeth April 22, 2013

Starting next month, I’m going to be tackling a new challenge: a full-time job. I’ll write more about this once I really dig into the work and get used to balancing my professional and personal duties once again. But as I’m sorting through all the new hire paperwork, I’ve come across something that’s going to […]

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