Working mothers know a dirty little secret: They can’t actually have it all. They are constantly pushed and pulled between their home life and their work life, trying to give 100% in all of their roles and not quite meeting the demands they put on themselves.
It may feel like prices are rising across the board, but the month of July offers a discount oasis for shoppers who know where to look and when to buy. Indeed, with some strategic shopping, you can beat the overall price hikes. Use the following list as a guide, and get the most bang for your buck during one of the hottest months of the year.
We tend to choose which state to live in based on our job, or our spouse’s job, or where we grew up. But maybe our gender should play a guiding role in this decision. Think about it: most women feel they are getting the shaft regarding how much they are paid as compared to men, and they have needs that don’t apply to men as much (gynecological care and access to certain kinds of jobs).
Summer is just about here, but try to stop yourself from running out and buying a new patio set or grill just yet. Anything that’s in high demand (like bathing suits) will also be higher in price. Those who are willing to wait until after the Fourth of July for their summer items can spend their funds more wisely on the following items this month.
Are you one of those people who don’t like to stay in one place for a long time? Do you dislike the concept of working more than two years for the same company because you want to keep your options open? Do you avoid buying furniture because it’s too much of a pain to move?
When you get past the final exams and finally receive your diploma, reality will set in hard. You’re about to enter the real world, where all the bills in the mail will have your name on it and all the major decisions that affect your life fall onto your shoulders – including where to get a job and where to live.
Here’s one thing they don’t teach you in college: Where you live that first year after earning your diploma sets the tone for your post-education life. You may not live there for long, but chances are you’ll live there much longer than you think. It’s where you’ll get your first real job and where you’ll be sent your first round of student loan bills.
When you’re young, the world seems like your oyster. You don’t have wrinkles, your knees don’t creak, and your whole life is ahead of you. What you don’t have is much in the way of finances, except a lot of student loans and maybe some credit card debt.
Unless we’re very lucky, or very unlucky, most of us will probably spend more of our adulthoods at work than at any other single activity. So it’s no surprise that a lot of people look at job prospects first when they think about where they want to live. In this study, we’ve looked into how the 50 states stack up as places to build a career.
As baby boomers continue to enter retirement, many of them are seeking new beginnings. They’re either downsizing or just looking for a change in surroundings. With that shift in mind, we’ve found the best small cities for retirees to lay new roots.