Can You Really Live on Minimum Wage?

Sometimes circumstances might lead you to take a job that only pays minimum wage to avoid starvation. Right out of college or high school is one likely time to expect that pay rate. Some 29 states, dozens of cities and the District of Columbia have higher minimum wages than the federal rate of $7.25. Although some states and municipalities have debated measures that would have pushed the minimum wage in their respective locations below the federal minimum, none appears to have succeeded as of Read more [...]

Tell-Tale Signs That Moonlighting Isn’t Working Out for You

A lot of people start moonlighting to make ends meet. But at a certain point, the opposite happens: diminishing returns can mean you need to scale back or get rid of it altogether. Here's how to tell whether you've crossed that line. You're Always Tired It's one thing to stop sleeping in and quite another to get less than seven or eight hours of shut-eye a night because you're working long hours. The latter will eventually interfere with your productivity and, worse than that, your health. Read more [...]