How should I value a company’s benefits offering when looking a total compensation?
Great question! Your compensation is made up of much more than just a base salary or wage, and it's important to look at the whole picture when assessing a potential company or role. Benefits play a large part…View all answers »
In this current job market would I be better off going straight from a Bachelors degree to an MBA program instead of entering the work force right away?
My personal opinion is that it is always better to get some work experience before pursuing your MBA. Your MBA coursework will likely be easier and more enriching if you are able to apply actual work…View all answers »
My son is a senior in high school, and some of his friends are talking about attending our community college because it provides a direct pipeline into jobs his friends say pay pretty well. How can I convince him to go to a four year college? What's the best advice I can give him. I'm pretty worried about this.
You have quite the dilemma. We all like to focus on the now, especially when it comes money. A good education is an investment, something I am sure you have told your son.
I took a major cut in pay with my last job. I don’t want this to set the stage for my salary at my next job. How should I handle this?
Many states and municipalities are now banning employers from asking about salary history and using it to determine your starting point in new role. While there are other reasons, the biggest driver for…View all answers »
What is the difference between a HSA and a traditional benefits plan?
A health savings account (HSA) is a pre-tax savings account for those enrolled in high deductible health plan. Money in the savings account can help pay for the deductible, as well as current and…