14 Industries Offering the Best Employee Benefits

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Smartest Dollar.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a number of abrupt changes to the U.S. economy, but some of the most lasting impacts could be in the future of work. From the rise of hybrid and remote work to the Great Resignation and “quiet quitting,” workers have been renegotiating how they work and what they look for in a job over the last 2½ years.

And amid continued tightness in the labor market, employers have been forced to respond and make jobs more appealing to current and potential employees. The Great Resignation is perhaps the most significant trend demonstrating workers’ increased power and mobility since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

While the Great Resignation has affected all industries and income levels, turnover has been most concentrated in low-wage sectors. Fields like retail and hospitality have seen a disproportionate share of the country’s

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How to Thrift Shop for Vintage Patagonia Fleece Jackets

Shopping thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales can be overwhelming. With the sheer volume of stuff, how do you know where to start? How do you spot gems amid all the … well, junk?

As a professional reseller who has been combing through thrift stores for the better part of 30 years, I can help. If you’re ready to cut your shopping time in half, score bigger bargains or walk away with brag-worthy finds you can flip for cash, read on.

From hard-to-find household items to resale money-makers, everything featured in my “Thrift Shop Like a Pro” series qualifies as a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out for) item. When you find it, buy it!

Featured find: Vintage fleece jackets by Patagonia

Autumn is the perfect time to talk about fleece jackets, and Patagonia makes some of the best. The company’s growing popularity in the retail market has sparked

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Don’t Even Think About Buying Bank CDs. Here’s Why.

If you’re the type who insists on the safety of bank money market accounts and certificates of deposit, your time has finally arrived.

After years of waiting, you’re earning more than a pathetic pittance on your savings. But there’s a simple way to earn even more without taking on more risk: investing in United States Treasurys.

Following are many reasons you should be putting money in Treasury securities instead of bank certificates of deposit or savings accounts.

1. Treasurys pay more

As you’re likely aware, rates have been steadily rising this year as the Federal Reserve jacks interest rates to crush inflation.

Rising rates show up everywhere, including banks. But the interest on Treasury bills (maturing within one year), notes (maturing from two to 10 years) and bonds (maturing from 20 to 30 years) are now paying more than the vast majority of bank offerings, and they’re adjusting faster to

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Fed Gives Early Christmas Gift, Employment Report Steals It

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It’s been a wild week.

On Wednesday, in a prepared speech, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested the Fed was likely to soon begin easing up on rate hikes, thanks to falling inflation.

Since lower rates are good for stocks, the market rejoiced. In one day, the S&P 500 jumped 3.1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.2% and the Nasdaq composite soared by 4.4%. European and Asian stocks followed suit, adding billions more in market value to shares worldwide.


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15 Innovative Tips to Make Your Blog Rank Higher on Google

In this article, I will share some practical tips on how to make your blog rank higher on Google. Some bloggers may have already been implemented, and a few don’t know what to do. If you are the few, here is the solution.

Driving Traffic is the most crucial part of success in blogging. Did you remember when did you search — How to make your blog rank higher on Google?

More than 80% of bloggers are worrying about their blog traffic. They are under pressure and need to find a way to rank their blog posts.

Are you frustrated after seeing fewer (or no) views and engagement on your blog posts? Are you stuck in finding the right way to rank in Google?

Newbie bloggers are taught to produce a large number of articles by spending extra time. Hence, budding bloggers forget that blog marketing is essential to drive

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