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Employment Age Discrimination

Employment Age Discrimination

August 4, 2020

Do employers care about age?

The Age Discrimination Employment Act is in place to protect people over the age of 40 in the workplace. The act was formed to prohibit discrimination of employment based on age. This includes hiring and firing. Salary, promotions, training, benefits, and any other terms or conditions of employment are also included. 

 

Although it is not exactly legal for an employer to discriminate based on age, it happens much more frequently than most of the business world would like to admit. Discrimination in the workplace based on age is common and some organizations even make it a regular habit.

 

This podcast talks about the issues with employment age discrimination.

 

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Are Colleges Doing a Disservice in Not Advising Students to Be Cautious of Incurring Student Debt?

Are Colleges Doing a Disservice in Not Advising Students to Be Cautious of Incurring Student Debt?

July 28, 2020

Colleges are doing a disservice in not advising students to be cautious of incurring student debt. This is particularly the case today when the gamble of a college degree is not quite as good as it once was. Not only are colleges doing a disservice, but also high schools and many academic counselors. Society in general is not helping when it comes to college debt. This is due to the perceptions and expectations that college is the only path to success.

 

This podcast episode talks about why colleges, high schools, and society, in general, does not talk much about the issues with college debt. 

 

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Should You Have Renters Insurance?

Should You Have Renters Insurance?

July 24, 2020

Renters insurance is far too often something people are either not aware of its existence or believe the cost is just excessive. Insurance in general is just a topic many folks don’t want to talk about until it’s too late. Buying insurance is something most people don’t think they need until a situation comes up where it is needed.

 

If you are renting a place to live there is a good chance you currently do not have renter’s insurance. For a renter that doesn’t have insurance, there are several reasons why you should.

 

This podcast talks about the reasons to have renters insurance and the misconceptions with it.

 

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What Are the Signs of a Narcissistic Boss?

What Are the Signs of a Narcissistic Boss?

July 14, 2020

The Narcissistic Boss

Working for someone that is a narcissist can be toxic. For this reason, it is important to identify the signs of a narcissistic boss. The decision to stay with an employer that allows terrible behavior can be a difficult one. There are some ways to deal with narcissistic people in the workplace, but the stress will likely take its toll over time.

 

This podcast episode talks about the signs and problems with a narcissistic boss.

How Did Student Loans Become a $1.6 Trillion Problem?

How Did Student Loans Become a $1.6 Trillion Problem?

July 10, 2020

The Student Loan Problem

 

The student loan issue is nothing new and it has been a growing problem for some time now. The rising cost of tuition and the cost of living combined with stagnant wages is part of the problem. Furthermore, a failed education system that has been consistently teaching young adults that a college degree is the only path to financial success is only adding to the student loan crisis. 

 

This podcast episode talks about how student loan debt has become such a big problem. Is there a way to correct the issue and how could this be accomplished?

 

 

 

 

 

Why Don’t a Lot of Jobs Pay Enough for a Person to Afford to Live Anymore?

Why Don’t a Lot of Jobs Pay Enough for a Person to Afford to Live Anymore?

July 7, 2020

There isn’t just one simple reason a lot of jobs do not pay enough for a person to afford to live any longer in America. The answer really is a combination of several factors. The problem has been a growing issue of several challenges for some time now.

 

This podcast episode looks at why so many people in America no longer can afford to live on the money they make.

 

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Why Are More Americans Retiring Outside the United States?

Why Are More Americans Retiring Outside the United States?

June 30, 2020

A growing number of Americans are retiring outside of the United States. This is partly due to retirees increasingly having a challenging time financially. Also, more retired people are choosing to relocate abroad because they realize the U.S. will be just too expensive to live up to the lifestyle desired. Not having enough income in retirement is a serious issue and more people are solving this problem moving abroad. Although some retirees are moving abroad for a sense of adventure and change of life, the primary motivation is often a financial one.

 

This podcast episode talks about why more Americans are choosing to retire outside the United States.

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Will the Pandemic Change College Forever?

Will the Pandemic Change College Forever?

June 22, 2020

College and the Pandemic

The coronavirus has created some questions on what higher education will look like in the future. It is impossible to predict. However, the pandemic will forever change several universities without question. The changes in higher education due to the pandemic today are going to have a lasting impact for some time. Some of these adjustments will certainly be welcomed while others might not be so positive. The future is unknown, but the challenges and changes are guaranteed.

 

This Smart Start Money Podcast episode talks about the challenges with college related to the pandemic and how many schools will be changed forever.

 

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How Much Does the Average American Have in Savings for Retirement?

How Much Does the Average American Have in Savings for Retirement?

June 15, 2020

It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans have no retirement savings at all. Not having sufficient retirement income is a serious issue for much of America. The average savings is much lower than it should be and there are several reasons why.

There are some real changes that need to be made for Americans to have a future and one that includes retirement.

This podcast episode talks about the average retirement savings in America and the issues with the amount being very low. The recent pandemic has only added to the likelihood of the average retirement savings falling even further for most of the United States.

 

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Is Remote Work Going to Remain After the Pandemic?

Is Remote Work Going to Remain After the Pandemic?

June 11, 2020

The pandemic the world is experiencing with COVID-19 has forced numerous employers to allow more of their employees to work remotely. Although many companies have resisted widespread remote work policies for some time, more have been forced to accept it. With cell phones, computers, and conference technology, working remotely is not as difficult as some employers would freely like to admit.

Proponents of remote and telecommute work have claimed for some time now that the benefits of working away from a traditional office far outweigh the negatives. While many jobs are now performed at home during the pandemic, companies are discovering not all roles need to be in a traditional office space. Employers have been forced to embrace a work from home policy. Will the trend of remote work continue following the pandemic?

This podcast episode talks about the remote workforce resulting from the pandemic and if companies are likely to continue to allow remote work once the pandemic is over.

 

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