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45% of workers break this office taboo to boost their salary
This survey by staffing firm Robert Half found that nearly half of employees believe they are underpaid.
The ‘best job in America’ pays over $108,000 a year — and has a high number of openings
This analysis is based on median salary, overall job satisfaction and the number of job openings.
The real reason Apple hasn’t launched a pocket-sized iPhone
Those jonesing for a smaller iPhone may be out of luck, experts say.
Why the best person to turn to for money advice may be a psychotherapist
Starting this year, it will be possible to be officially certified as a financial therapist.
My second wife wants me to put her name on my home — and refinance so we can buy another house together
‘Is it fair for her to ask to be put on the first house even though she didn’t contribute any money to it?’
‘This money has been a life changer’ — a woman living on the poverty line inherited $150K and shares her financial plan
This woman told MarketWatch: ‘I know what it means to go hungry for five days until you get your next paycheck.’
5 major changes the Trump administration wants to make to housing finance
Creating competitors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and loosening mortgage regulations are among the proposed reform.
Home-health aides are among the lowest-paid jobs in every U.S. state — yet also one of the fastest growing
This profession improves the quality of life of millions of Americans and their elderly family members.
Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’
Ditching credit cards for facial recognition will remove the last physical barrier between our bodies and Corporate America.
This woman slashed her grocery bill using tricks she picked up working at Whole Foods
Budget Bytes founder Beth Moncel swears by a carefully calibrated ratio of cheap ingredients to expensive ones.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Consumer borrowing expands in July at fastest rate in nearly two years
Consumer credit expanded $23.2 billion or at a 6.8% annual rate in July, the fastest pace since November 2017, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
Absolutely no economic reason for a recession, but ‘we’ll probably have one anyway’
Lou Crandall, chief economist at Wrightson ICAP and the winner of MarketWatch’s Forecaster of the Month contest, says the economy is OK, but political risks could cause a recession by the end of next year.
These are the states getting hit the hardest by trade-war tariffs
Some states are getting hit harder than others by Trump’s tariffs.
Sex and self-dealing at Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University?
Shock was in short supply when Politico, citing dozens of sources, published a deep-dive into the antics of Jerry Falwell Jr.
The No. 1 university in America now comes with a total sticker price of over $293,000
Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Yale are among the top schools in U.S. News’ new ranking.