Should Companies Monitor Their Employees’ Social Media?

Our generation definitely feels like we have rights that have are unclear because so much has changed since the 1980s.  So, when it comes to our private lives and what can be used against us in the hirign process, what rights do we really have?  This WSJ article from this past weekend really delves into the issue and addresses it from both points of view.  Check it out and share. — Deryle A. Daniels, Jr. Social networks offer a window into how people live their lives. But should employers be looking into that window? It’s becoming an increasingly important question. … Continue reading Should Companies Monitor Their Employees’ Social Media?

3% inflation fallacy hurts retirement savers

By Henry Hebeler Financial planners seem to think that retirees should plan on 3% inflation. The problem is that just a couple of years of high inflation can have a lingering effect on retirees who may be looking ahead for a number of years. Any period of high inflation can be deadly, especially for retirees. Further, they likely face higher inflation than historical averages. Let’s first look at historical inflation for 20-year periods. The figure below tracks 20-year inflation values starting from 1947 when the effects of World War II and its price controls had settled down. The inflation index … Continue reading 3% inflation fallacy hurts retirement savers