At Marketplace, Anna Holmes tells her “money story,” which is about the moment she began earning a six-figure income and came to the realization that she was earning more money than either of her parents, who stressed out about money while raising her and her sister.
While I don’t dispute the notion that transparency can prevent people from being underpaid, the chaos that can be caused by people sharing their salaries suggests that there needs to be a better way to share that information.
Somewhat related to my previous post: Last week, Payscale released its rankings of colleges and universities based on the average earnings of its graduates (prestige, it seems, matters, since top rated research universities and Ivy League schools are found at the top.
A lot of people move abroad to learn about another culture, see new places and have life-changing experiences. Other people move abroad to make money.
There is a lot of pressure on the federal and state level right now to raise the minimum wage of $7.25 to something workers can actually live on.