A Bonus Matters More When Its Size Is a Pleasant Surprise: Sarah Green Carmichael
The yearly paying out of lump sums to reward top talent is such a standard, established practice, questioning it may seem a little quaint. More than three-quarters of U.S. companies use performance incentives of some kind. Yet the fact remains, we don’t really know how well they work. Do they encourage people to work harder and smarter?
‘Disappointing Tax Season’ Points Toward Smaller, Later Refunds
In what even the U.S. Treasury says will be a frustrating tax season, families claiming the child tax credit and newly self-employed Americans are among filers likely to see the biggest challenges this year.
An Economist Looks at School, Marriage, Divorce, and Moving in with Your Mom
Laurence Kotlikoff is a world-class economist who can convince you to pay off your mortgage and make you snort out your nose laughing at the same time; Money Magic is his compendium of life hacks aimed at leaving the reader wealthier and happier.
Can You Afford to Join the Great Resignation?
Many of us fantasize about quitting our jobs. In 2021, more people than ever turned that dream into reality. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that 4.53 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs last November. This was both a new monthly record and the eighth successive reading above the pre-pandemic high.