Even worse, there's often also a lack of support from co-workers who can be just as afraid of the boss as you are.
Some are willing to forgive, though, and credit cards remain the payment method of choice for those with higher levels of education.
This opposite of a rainy-day fund offers a good way to reward yourself with savings with a morale-building purchase or expense.
Income inequality is becoming a concern for banking risk management professionals.
On a bank risk managers' list of worries about the economy, the income gap is just one item — but it's the biggest.
Americans seem to have a problem figuring out what is included in their credit scores and what is not — in particular about payments.
As the income gap widens, finance experts say it's increasingly important for the average consumer to understand how their finances work.
Housing is especially volatile, with mortgage rates down, mortgage applications up and — after a long period of dormancy — foreclosure activity on the rise.
It's only Halloween season but retailers — and millions of shoppers — are looking forward to Black Friday and holiday shopping.
You don't have to wait to get a big discount on a new smartphone. They're available now if you know where to look.