Archive for July, 2013
Having kids can be expensive. Having pets can be expensive. Having hobbies can be expensive. Moral of the story, with our present economy, virtually everyone in the United States will suffer from financial woes at some point in their lives. As such, one of the easiest and smartest solutions is to budget.
Family budgeting ideas do not have to be a death sentence for fun. It simply requires a change in mindset, is all. You need clear and open communication between spouses on how much money is earned and spent, what bills happen and when, and any extraneous spending must be stopped. For my wife and myself, one of the most crucial phrases when it comes to family budget ideas is “Do we absolutely need this?”
It can be frustrating and quite revealing when dealing with family budgets. I find that the info
Americans are still lagging in the paid vacation days department. In fact, we are so far behind the numbers of other developed nations, it is borderline criminal. For example, workers in France are required to receive 30 paid vacation days per annum. Conversely, American workers are not required to receive any paid vacation days (we are the only nation out of the 21 developed nations surveyed that do not require time off).
It gets worse, though. The average number of vacation days that American workers get after one year on the job is a measly eight. Before we all consider moving to Austria or Portugal (they lead the world in days off required by law with a whopping 35 days), chew on this: regardless of the embarrassingly low the number of paid vacation days Americans get, we are not taking them anywa