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I can remember as a kid when Pete Rose made headlines as the first singles hitter to make $100,000 a year. That was in 1970. “Charlie Hustle” made eleven times what the average worker made. 100 grand. One hundred thousand dollars. A “six-figure” salary.  That’s been the benchmark for financial success for a long time. Bring home that much money every year and you’ve made it. You can sit back and enjoy… Read More

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Most of us are pretty good at what we do for our job, but unfortunately we’re not very good at asking for and getting a pay raise. I wrote about a recent study that found “less agreeable” workers do better at the negotiating table than “nice” employees. So, maybe show a little attitude next time you want more money. I also came across an article in The Wall Street Journal that could… Read More

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Note to employee when it comes to salary negotiations and workplace politics: Be a jerk. You’ll make a lot more money. Okay, maybe “jerk” is a little strong. Just don’t be agreeable, according to a new study. The gap is wider for men The study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology find that agreeable workers earn significantly less than their less agreeable colleagues. The gap is especially wide for men…. Read More

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My motto in the news biz for the past 30 years has always been, “Don’t kill the messenger.” I just report the news, not make it. Keep that in mind as you read the findings from a study on gender, weight and pay in a recent CNN story. (If you’re a woman worried about carrying that extra weight, this won’t make you feel any better.) Here’s the story:

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A little research when choosing your career can really pay off.  Payscale.com is out with its best (and worst) paying college degrees.  Good with numbers and science?  Cha-Ching!  Payscale’s Al Lee, also known as Dr. Salary, says “The kinds of majors where you learn to integrate mathematics and science with the everyday world have a tremendous benefit in terms of earnings potential.” Here’s Payscale’s top 10 list (shorter bar is starting median… Read More

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And you thought you were bummed out about the holidays!! Is that how you feel? ABC News shuffle about over.  Reported that George Stephanopoulos will co-host “Good Morning America” replacing Diane Sawyer, who replacing “World News” anchor Charles Gibson, who’s retiring.  GMA news reader Chris Cuomo is leaving show to co-host “20/20”  Got it?  This just in! I’m still anchoring at KTUL, but willing to listen to offers from ABC. Speaking of… Read More

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