Should you talk about your side hustle during a job interview? Here’s what experts say

Over the last year, due to a combination of financial need and having more time on their hands during lockdowns, many Americans turned their creative passion projects into lucrative side jobs. And now in today’s tight labor market, many of those people are poised to find a new job amid a record number of openings… Continue reading Should you talk about your side hustle during a job interview? Here’s what experts say

Summer Travel Options Outside The U.S. Are Still Up In The Air As COVID Cases Rise

Americans desperate to leave the confines of their homes for a last-minute summer destination have a new option. Starting Aug. 9, Canada will reopen to fully-vaccinated Americans for non-essential travel after more than a year of closed borders between the two nations. A month later, on Sept. 7, fully-vaccinated people from any country can travel… Continue reading Summer Travel Options Outside The U.S. Are Still Up In The Air As COVID Cases Rise

Here’s what to say during an exit interview—and what to leave out

The so-called Great Resignation is well underway this summer, with some workers feeling empowered by the recovering labor economy to quit unfulfilling jobs in droves. A record 4 million people quit in April and another 3.6 million did so in May, leading many employers to reevaluate what they can do to keep people on their… Continue reading Here’s what to say during an exit interview—and what to leave out

Op-ed: We need a better plan to get Americans back to work

This year began with a question about whether we had done enough to secure a full economic recovery. Now the question is: can our economy handle this recovery? Prices are rising and they are rising fast — unsound fiscal policy and government spending are contributing to these higher costs. Families are feeling it when they… Continue reading Op-ed: We need a better plan to get Americans back to work

Americans are spending big money on backyard pools

The backyard pool has become a big moneymaker. A combination of factors has been fueling the trend for years. Many Americans are moving to the suburbs, migrating to warmer states and increasingly looking to make their own yards better places to spend time in. Retailers and distributors such as Leslie’s and Pool Corp. are aiming… Continue reading Americans are spending big money on backyard pools

The honeymoon is over for streaming services: Here’s where the major players stand

While most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief as they return to normal activities outside the home in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the streaming video industry may not be quite as excited for a return to reality. Comcast’s NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery are among the companies that launched streaming video… Continue reading The honeymoon is over for streaming services: Here’s where the major players stand

Seeking A Path Back To A Glorious Fourth As COVID Clouds Begin To Part

Most Americans can celebrate Independence Day this year with a new appreciation of what it means to be free. Roughly half the nation has now been fully vaccinated and participation is higher among older, more vulnerable adults. The several vaccines are exceeding expectations for effectiveness, even against variants of the virus. More and more of… Continue reading Seeking A Path Back To A Glorious Fourth As COVID Clouds Begin To Part

There’s a shortage of good-paying jobs in post-pandemic world, National Urban League’s Marc Morial says

The pandemic has left Americans wanting higher wages and increased workplace benefits, CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial told CNBC on Friday. “I sense that there’s a shortage of good-paying jobs because this labor shortage is at the lower end of the economic ladder,” Morial said on “Power Lunch.” Meanwhile, the former mayor… Continue reading There’s a shortage of good-paying jobs in post-pandemic world, National Urban League’s Marc Morial says

There is no going back to the status quo’: what the return to the office will look like this fall

In March 2020, tens of millions of Americans shifted to working from home to avoid exposure to Covid-19. In April 2020, 70% of Americans “always or sometimes” worked remotely, according to Gallup. Today, that share is closer to 56%, even though 61% say they prefer working from home. Now, companies all around the world are… Continue reading There is no going back to the status quo’: what the return to the office will look like this fall

401(k) investors may be using a robo-advisor — and not even know it

Americans saving in a 401(k) plan may have money stashed in a robo-advisor — and they might not even know it. Robo-advice is basically professional money management guided by an algorithm (a robot, so to speak), largely allowing investors to be hands-off. Companies offering a retirement benefit are increasingly enrolling employees into 401(k) plans automatically.… Continue reading 401(k) investors may be using a robo-advisor — and not even know it