December 2014

Do Not Rely on Higher Minimum Wages to Survive

In 2015 21 states will raise the minimum wage. This means 2.4 million Americans will enjoy a new average of $8 an hour, $0.75 above the federal hourly minimum.

Is that good news?

Best Financial Advice Roundup for December 2014

These are the financial and self-sufficiency articles that grabbed my attention over the past month:

10 Worst College Degrees to Earn in 2015

Before you decide to go to college — or, more specifically, before you agree to take on a mountain of debt to pay for it — you might want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth from the experience.