"Avoid debt, except for your home mortgage. Pay that off as soon as possible too. (10 years beats 30 years.) Look at every bill every month and think of how to make it smaller. Drive a good used car that's both reliable…"
"First of all, it is manly to work. It is not manly to not work. There is honor in work. There is dishonor in laziness. The seemingly lowest employee of a McDonald's cleaning toilets stands a mile above the slickest…"
"It changes from month to month, or season to season. I just spent about three months figuring out how to get a razor sharp edge on almost any knife. Before that I learned how to drop a squirrel at 10 yards with a BB pistol. Before…"
"That actually doesn't seem to coincide with what my classmates have dealt with (6 years out of college), they have all told me they have gotten regular, good raises in big and small companies. Guess it depends on the job and company."
"As an HR person, I agree with this. You can counter the offer they present you, but $27-28 per hour is rather a large jump from $20 (But, I'm also coming from the non-profit sector, where average raises are 3% a year; I've lost touch with…"
"Do your research. What is the average payment for the work you are doing in your region?
Considering you have a Bachelors degree, a Masters degree soon, experience in the job and you are so good that they want to give you a permanent contract, you…"
"There are actually multiple issues regarding pay changes from temp to permanent. In some cases, the pay actually goes down. There are often tradeoffs to consider: a benefits package which is great may be worth going down a couple dollars an hour."