Working as a Freelancer

Freelance-Worker-DeskMore Americans are becoming freelancers, and enjoying the freedom of working independently and making their own decisions. Various studies predict that over 40 percent of the American workforce will be freelancing by 2020. Freelancing is what the “American Dream” is all about for many people. Basically, anything you might consider doing in your own business, you can do on a freelance basis under your own name.  Freelancers can be asked to do just about any kind of work you could imagine with no expectation of a permanent or long-term relationship with a single employer. Continue reading “Working as a Freelancer”

Numbers Behind the News: The Truth about CEO Pay

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CEO pay has been in the news a lot lately.  The AFL-CIO released its annual report showing that the pay gap between the top CEOs and average workers was a stunning 354:1 in 2012, compared to 1982 when the top CEOs earned on average only 42 times the average worker.   In 1982, the CEO would have to work 48 hours to earn as much as the average employee.  By 2012, the CEO would only need to work 6 hours.  Continue reading “Numbers Behind the News: The Truth about CEO Pay”