lost wages

The $849,000 Penalty for Being Born Female

No matter how many times you read about the numerous financial challenges women face, nothing drives a point home like putting it into black-and-white dollar terms. Shocked by that $849,000 number? Here's a rundown of the details.

U.S. Workers Lost $38 Billion in Wages Waiting for the Cable Guy Last Year

Waiting for the cable guy, the Internet guy, or the air conditioner guy are tedious life necessities, like doing laundry or visiting the in-laws. But they are vastly more expensive. According to a new poll, American workers lost a total of $37.7 billion waiting around for in-house appointments in 2011.