Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

I’ve written before about what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” A recent Wall Street Journal article says, “Employers are seeing a wave of sabbaticals, leaves of absence and job departures this year in what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” In July, 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Continue reading Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was … Continue reading New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

The Great Power Shift

I wrote recently about The Great Resignation, or what I called The Big Quit. More than half of survey workers say they’re planning to leave their jobs over the next year. According to a recent WorkLife.com article, some of the resignations will be values-based. “For some workers, the pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging … Continue reading The Great Power Shift

Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report

Online freelance platform Fiverr partnered with Rockbridge Associates for a fourth year to analyze over tax returns from annually compiled Non-Employer U.S. Census Bureau statistics to explore the size, growth and skills of freelance workers across the 30 largest metropolitan cities for independent knowledge-based work.  These workers include anyone who receives a 1099 at the end of … Continue reading Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report

Financial Planning for Gig Workers

Gig workers usually have more autonomy and independence in when and how they work. That’s the good news. With independence comes volatility, in both workload and earnings. That means gig workers must be even more savvy that traditional workers when it comes to financial planning. So although the following is great advice for anyone in … Continue reading Financial Planning for Gig Workers

Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

Each year, LinkedIn analyzes its massive member database to see what job roles are experiencing the most growth. The job site recently released the results of its research of growth between April and October 2020. The results are grouped into categories that will be expected to see high growth over the course of this year. … Continue reading Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

The Gig Economy Will Thrive in 2021

I admit, I was worried about the Gig Economy’s survival a year ago. California’s Gig Economy regulation (AB5) went into effect January 1, 2020. The law rewrote the rules about how Gig workers could be classified, and it was a bad idea from the start. For one thing, it applied only to workers in California—regardless … Continue reading The Gig Economy Will Thrive in 2021

What is a Black Swan Event?

So the coronavirus pandemic is being referred to as a “Black Swan event.” If you’ve been wondering what that means, you’re not alone. When you understand what a Black Swan event is, you’ll be able to see its impact over the next decade or more. There’s no question that for most of us, this event … Continue reading What is a Black Swan Event?

6 Podcasts for Today’s Female Professionals

A guest post by Marie Johnson, Contributing Author at Enlightened Digital The dreaded workplace commute: long hours spent driving from Point A to Point B, the same songs on the radio or playlist… It can be draining. Podcasts have emerged as a popular alternative to a boring daily commute. Most podcasts are comprised of a … Continue reading 6 Podcasts for Today’s Female Professionals

Let’s End Degree Inflation

By 2020, 35 percent of the job openings will require at least a bachelor’s degree; 30 percent of the job openings will require some college or an associate’s degree; and 36 percent of the job openings will not require education beyond high school. That’s a big change in just one generation.