Category: Paycheck

Pay Yourself First:  The Secret to Financial Success

Pay Yourself First: The Secret to Financial Success

There isn’t anyone reading today’s Post that doesn’t want a different financial situation.  As we have talked about before, the level of rich all depends on the person.  But, the end game is still the same no matter if your goal is meeting the bills or creating a comfy cushion in your bank account.  Where […]

April 7, 2014 | By More
Sales and Income Tax:  What’s the Difference?

Sales and Income Tax: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever started on a project that appeared fairly straight forward?  You don’t anticipate any speedbumps. You can get in and get out and you’re good to go.  I thought that would be the case on our topic of discussion today.   Essentially, we’re talking about the difference between sales tax and income tax.  It’s […]

January 28, 2014 | By More
What is your median household income?

What is your median household income?

The other day I was telling a friend about the research I’m doing for a shortBook I’m writing on Bill Gates, the founder and chairman of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  In an article Gates had written, he talked about the importance of measurement in order to quantify the success […]

October 1, 2013 | By More
Negotiate and Ask Impacts Your Bottom Line

Negotiate and Ask Impacts Your Bottom Line

Have you ever been to a flea market? If you have never had the opportunity to go to one, I encourage you to do so.  It’s quite an interesting adventure. You truly can witness the power of negotiate and ASK!  My most recent experience was last summer in the state of Michigan.  We were staying the weekend with friends who […]

April 29, 2013 | By More
Your Hourly Wage:  How do you compare to the average?

Your Hourly Wage: How do you compare to the average?

The unemployment numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for March 2013 came out recently.  We’re not going to discuss the unemployment rate or number of jobs added to the economy in this Post.  It’s the average hourly earnings I wanted to address and simply bring it to your attention.  As we discussed in […]

April 15, 2013 | By More
Salary Employees:  What do you really make?

Salary Employees: What do you really make?

My first experience working in an office was as a part-time employee while going to college.  It was during the summer and, if you can believe it, I have a photo in my files that was taken of me sitting at a table doing some project.  The caption reads “Summer Helper.”  I chuckle today looking […]

April 4, 2013 | By More
Your Job:  What’s In Your Compensation Package?

Your Job: What’s In Your Compensation Package?

How does the saying go – the grass is always greener on the other side?  I know quite a few entrepreneurs, and they’ve told me most people believe they really have it easy being their own boss.  True – when you own your own business, you’re the boss.  You set the hours, you work when […]

January 17, 2013 | By More
What Does Your Paycheck Tell You?

What Does Your Paycheck Tell You?

As I’ve mentioned before, it wasn’t until I worked in Human Resources that my eyes were opened to the scope of managing the paperwork and payment of employees.  I can assure you, from the perspective of employees, payroll was my most important function.   One of the conveniences that technology offers today as it relates to […]

October 12, 2012 | By More
Why Choose Direct Deposit for My Paycheck?

Why Choose Direct Deposit for My Paycheck?

When you’re fresh out of school, you don’t realize what lies ahead in your career.  It’s amazing to look back and see the twists and turns, but most importantly appreciating the vast amounts of knowledge you gain. One such tremendous experience for me was working in Human Resources.  Since I was employed at a community […]

September 6, 2012 | By More