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Survey: 36% of Americans look at their bank account daily

How often do you check on your bank account? Are you someone who forgets to do so for weeks at a time, or someone who checks it multiple times a day?


Men identify as the breadwinner if they do not respect wife’s career

For some men, claiming that title may depend if they respect their wife's choice of career, not how much their wives are actually earning.


Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

The key to understanding the real cost of universal basic income is understanding the difference between the gross (or upfront) and net (or real) cost.

Highest Paying Jobs

15 companies in New York right now hiring for $100K positions like crazy

Using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs, Ladders compiled a list of the top 15 companies hiring for $100K jobs right now in New York and surrounding areas including New Jersey. 


Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.

Personal Finance

Is impostor syndrome costing you money?

Impostor syndrome isn't just an annoying feeling making us doubt ourselves — it has far-reaching implications and could be impacting your career.


Nike gets accused of ‘hostile’ culture to women in new suit

Four ex-Nike employees said they endured a "hostile" work culture and were paid less than their male peers, according to a new lawsuit.


Elizabeth Taylor was a great actress but an even better negotiator

Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazing businesswoman in the entertainment industry — with her role in Cleopatra in 1963 she became the first woman to negotiate (and receive) a one million dollar salary.

Personal Finance

The cities in America with the highest (and lowest) income inequality

We don’t all make the same. There are areas of the country that are more equal than others. These are the 10 cities with the highest income inequality.


This map shows the highest-paying companies in every state

Some companies are paying big bucks to the Average Joe. Our new map breaks down the highest-paying companies by industry in every state.


Survey: Millennials say they need a salary of $80k ‘to feel happy’

Millennials, need an average salary of $80,000 "to feel happy" — those younger than 30 said $53,500, while those 30 and up said $101,500.

Personal Finance

How speaking up changed my financial future

Are you talking to anyone about money?


To be a good leader, start out as a follower, study finds

A new study published in the Journal of British Psychology found that good followers make good leaders in the eyes of their peers.


We work harder when our boss makes more than we thought

Employees who learned that their bosses’ salaries were higher than they expected work harder and even boosted their productivity by 10%.


Survey: 42% of women think they make 10-20% less than male coworkers with comparable jobs

A survey shows that 42% of women think they earn 10-20% less than males and 42% agree the "pay gap" is the most significant problem women deal with at work.

Job Search

6 legit jobs that seem too good to be true

Who says working a 9-to-5 job has to be a drag? Turning your biggest passion or a fun pastime into a career can make you start loving your life during the week rather than merely living for the weekend. And you’d be surprised by how many pleasurable activities in life can be turned into professions. Here are six unique passions you can turn into a career — and how to do it.


Americans spend 22% of their monthly income treating themselves

A recent survey found that we spend about $199 a month, or 22% of our disposable income, on non-essential items for ourselves.

Personal Finance

New study finds parents are paying more than ever for childcare

Higher costs are only resulting in more families that can't pay for it.

Salary Negotiation

3 steps you can’t afford to miss when determining how much you ‘should’ be making

Start closing the gap by negotiating your own salary or freelance rates to ensure you're standing up for what you are worth.


New York workers may soon be guaranteed 12 weeks of bereavement leave

When a family member dies people can suffer unspeakable loss and need time to grieve. If they live in New York all workers may soon be guaranteed 12 weeks of bereavement leave if a new bill passes. 

Job search

Why turning down a high-paying job for a lower-level role isn’t always bad

While accepting a lower-level role isn’t the only way to grow, it’s the route I recommend for maximum career-security, growth, and learning opportunities.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in August 2018

To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has put together this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of August 2018.

Personal Finance

The best college in each state for getting a job in 2018

It’s becoming more important for graduates to prepare for a competitive workforce. This means choosing the right college to attend in the first place.


Visualizing the best and worst paid jobs in the tech sector

We did some research and discovered that there are plenty of great high-paying jobs out there, but there are also several positions with relatively low pay.


The best salary negotiation tactic might be too awkward for most people to try

According to Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy," too many people make the mistake of talking too much during a salary negotiation.