Whether you are an independent consultant or freelancer who charges by the hour, day, week, or project, you are trading time for money. A few tips on giving your work a proper price.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
FORTUNE -- For many, being self-employed offers a promise of doing fulfilling work on your own terms. But along with that independence comes a dizzying array of decisions. One of the toughest of these MOREJan 9, 2013 8:38 AM ET
Though they are smaller than they were pre-recession, hardly any employers are handing staffers a thank-you note or a box of chocolates instead of a pay increase.Dec 18, 2012 11:25 AM ET
Bonuses at many companies this year are likely to be lackluster. Next year is looking even tougher. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 5, 2012 10:38 AM ET
A scant 5% of workers in a new poll want to socialize with colleagues this holiday season, while 73% say they'd rather get a bonus. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 28, 2012 12:19 PM ET
Asking for a million-dollar salary in jest can actually increase your pay package, according to a recent study. Here's how.
By Karawynn Long
FORTUNE -- There comes a point in every successful job interview when it's time to talk money. The standard advice to job applicants has long been to play it coy.
John Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, urges applicants to "let the employer name a salary MORENov 9, 2012 11:18 AM ET
Before talking money with an employer who's hiring you from a temp agency, it helps to understand the math -- and get ready for a pay cut. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 12, 2012 11:49 AM ET
More workers listed flat paychecks than even fear of losing their jobs as their top source of workplace stress.Sep 13, 2012 12:57 PM ET
Even in this sluggish job market, your best people always have other offers. Here's how to entice them to stick around.
Dear Annie: I liked your column about the art of quitting gracefully, but unfortunately several of my most talented and experienced direct reports seem to have read it, too. Three of them have quit (gracefully) in the past three weeks, and certain others seem less enthusiastic about their jobs than MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 13, 2012 11:06 AM ET
While overall pay held steady from last year, MBA students who ventured into some of the hottest fields experienced healthy increases in starting salaries. By John A. ByrneAug 27, 2012 12:06 PM ET
Like the prospect of criminal prosecution, clawbacks can seem less like a real threat and more like a sop to public clamor for tangible punishment. By Elizabeth G. OlsonAug 16, 2012 9:28 AM ET
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