Gross Income

  • Four Arguments For Raising the National Minimum Wage

    Four Arguments For Raising the National Minimum Wage

    Think you could live indefinitely on a job that pays $7.25 an hour? That's the national minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act as of July 24, 2009. If you add up the numbers, 50 weeks of 40-hour workweeks at the minimum wage comes to a total of $14,500 a year -- well below the U.S. poverty level of... Continue Reading

  • Where You're Most Likely to Get a Pay Raise

    Where You're Most Likely to Get a Pay Raise

    If you're thinking about moving for career purposes, you might want to grab your flip-flops and sunscreen, because one of the areas where you're most likely to get a raise is that tropical paradise we like to call Honolulu, Hawaii. Believe it or not, over the past three years that was one metropolitan area that... Continue Reading

  • Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

    Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

    Competition for entry-level work is starched-shirt stiff right now. But grabbing the first minimum-wage, dead-end gig that comes along won't serve you well in the long run. After all, you don't want to live in Mom and Dad's basement forever. A better strategy is to pursue a career that allows your... Continue Reading

  • 10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    Tisa Silver, Investopedia Who says hard work doesn't pay? These 10 blue-collar jobs show that the color of your collar doesn't necessarily dictate the level of your income. What Does it Mean to be a Blue-Collar Worker? Blue-collar jobs are typically classified as involving manual labor and compensation by... Continue Reading

  • Work Less, Earn More It was a few hundred years ago that Benjamin Franklin made the observation that time is money. The same is still true today, and workers are constantly trying to strike the right work/life balance to get as much as they can of both. According to the 2008 American Time Use Survey (conducted by... Continue Reading

  • Jobs that Pay $90,000

    The more money you earn, the more you spend -- or so goes the old saying. The cautionary advice warns cash-strapped dreamers that earning more money won't solve all your problems and you'll actually find yourself just as broke as before you were raking in the dough. While that may be true for many people, you... Continue Reading