Saving Money

Jean Chatzky: Negotiate your salary

According to Salary.com, 84 percent of employers say they expect job applicants to negotiate salary. But similar research, this time from CareerBuilder, found that only half of applicants actually do, instead taking the first offer extended to them. This is a clear mistake. Research shows that employees who negotiate can increase their starting salaries by an average of $5,000. That […]

Saving Money

Tweeting for America Saves Week

This week is America Saves Week, and Bankrate is proud to be a supporter by promoting financial literacy. Savings are a sore spot in Americans’ financial health. Fewer than 1 in 4 Americans had an adequate emergency savings cushion, according to a Bankrate survey last year, and more than 1 in 4 had no emergency […]