Becoming an athlete can prove to be a very demanding career choice. You often must sacrifice a lot in order to become properly trained. Athletes face insanely high levels of competition. However, many athletes are handsomely rewarded for their hard work if they manage to make it to top professional levels. In the super-celebrity professional league, things become amplified to the extreme. From the intense work load, the high competition levels which these athletes must constantly cope with, and also the rewards (and the ensuing fame). In this article, we examine the net worth of some of the best athletes out there to illustrate the best of the best such as How the Vince McMahon Net Worth and Other Successful Athletes Rank in the Forbes Celebrity Net Worth. [Read more…]
Parental leave is technically a basic human and citizen right, but its paid forms are becoming more and more of a luxury in the current work field. It usually falls on employers whether they want to offer an extended paid parental leave, and since many small and medium companies are already struggling to survive on the harsh market, very few of them are generous in this department. [Read more…]
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The paradise of employer sponsored health insurance for otherwise insured spouses is reaching its end. If up until this moment, the spouse of a well-insured person was happy to enjoy some of the benefits which came from their partner’s health insurance, this won’t be such an affordable option anymore. The newest healthcare trends in the world of insurance business are moving towards making employers refuse to extend their insurance plans to their employee’s spouses, due to a new spousal surcharge. [Read more…]
Are you interested into trying your hand to some small-scale investments of your personal finances? That’s a wonderful way to expand your portfolio and personal expanses. Even higher education facilities such as the Harvey Mudd college offer ROI for their students and investors. First of all, you should know that’s a very good idea, since your personal earnings can only get you so far. Second of all, the world of investments may seem a little intimidating at first if you’re a beginner, but we will walk you through the basics of what you need to know. Today’s post will give you all the required details about the return on investment (ROI), the ROI formula and all you need to know about using a ROI calculator. [Read more…]
Recent graduates often have a hard time finding career paths that suit their needs. It can take time to establish a strong resume and to decide on an ideal career path. There are, however, some career opportunities and paths that are more beneficial than others for recent graduates. [Read more…]
There are reports of various signs of economic recovery in many financial sectors of both the public and private sector. Is the economy improving, really? All statistics seem to indicate that yes, this is indeed the case. This is potentially good news for job seekers everywhere, since many positions are now ‘thawed’ and employers are hiring again. If you’re looking for a job that finally suits your specialization, or if you’re already employed in a position matching your skills, but you’d still like to access a better one, now is the time. But this improving economy also has its own peculiarities when it comes to an efficient job search, and you could gain more advantages if you know how to navigate it right. [Read more…]
Earlier this week on Monday (10th of August), State Secretary Hillary Clinton announced her College Compact plan for higher education, a plan which seems to be at the core of her planned reforms, should she get elected. Even if the Hillary Clinton college plan is still in the making and its specific details don’t seem to be too clear yet, it was revealed that it will most likely stand on 4 main pillars that will bring its mission to fruition and support it on the longer run. These four main pillars from Hillary Clinton’s plan are the following: [Read more…]
The job recruitment process is about to get a lot easier with Switch, the new employment app that allows employers to review candidates a lot faster and simply swipe right if they’d like to connect with them. The prospective job candidates need to swipe right as well if they’re interested in the job, so the process really works both ways, just like Tinder does for the dating scene. This iOS mobile app also guarantees the user’s anonymity until they decide to connect with the user on the other end of the line. All in all, this just might succeed in changing the employment application process considerably. Let’s take a look at how Switch works and how it could impact employers and prospective employees. [Read more…]
It often happens (especially since the financial crisis of the 2000’s) that people criticize what they perceive as unjustifiably large salaries for top positions in public institutions. What noticeably occurs less often is the exact opposite: one of these aforementioned people brings up the issue themselves. Nevertheless, in a shocking move that is still creating ripples across the American academic environment, Gregory Fenves, the incoming University of Texas at Austin president has done just that. His criticism wasn’t contained to an interview or academic paper either. Instead, he broached the subject in the actual talks regarding his remuneration where he decided to break with tradition by negotiating a lower salary. [Read more…]
Since the global economic crisis that originated by some unfortunate Wall Street speculations back in 2008, everyone’s salaries suffered. Even if there were any salaries that weren’t necessarily reduced, they felt as if they were simply because of the hit that the economy took made it more expensive for everyone to maintain their old habits. Still, things didn’t look bleak ever since with no possibility of recovery. According to the date provided by the Social Security Administration, the national average salary for 2013 was $44,888.16, which translates in a 1.28 percent increase compared with the national average salary for 2014. [Read more…]