Gina Ragusa

Gina Ragusa is a MainStreet contributor.

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Sincerity Should Be at the Heart of Any Graduation Gift

Sincerity Should Be at the Heart of Any Graduation Gift

Do you know what to give that new high school or college graduate as a gift? Do you always send a gift? These questions and more answered.

Gen X Is Dazed And Confused When It Comes to Retirement

Gen X Is Dazed And Confused When It Comes to Retirement

Those currently in the middle of their careers may not be prepared for retirement, but there's still time to turn things around.

Most Americans Prefer to Buy Cheap Rather than American-Made Goods

Most Americans Prefer to Buy Cheap Rather than American-Made Goods

Although most consumers say they prefer to buy Americans, the majority go for the cheaper item over a product that is more expensive and made stateside.

What It Costs to Live Comfortably in Select Urban Areas, by State

What It Costs to Live Comfortably in Select Urban Areas, by State

Americans are trying to do more but many are working with less.

Gamification: Passing Trend or Pathway to Workplace Productivity?

Gamification: Passing Trend or Pathway to Workplace Productivity?

Gamification is an emerging concept designed to engage and motivate employees to strive and reach goals. But is this tool effective?

Are Subprime Auto Loan Delinquencies a Harbinger of the Next Recession?

Are Subprime Auto Loan Delinquencies a Harbinger of the Next Recession?

With subprime delinquencies on the rise, does this mean another recession is around the corner or should borrowers and lenders simply pay closer attention to rein them in?

Half of America’s Workforce Grossly Underpaid

Half of America’s Workforce Grossly Underpaid

Women continue to make less money than men for doing the same job. What will it take to change this discriminatory practice or are women doomed to always make less?

As Home Prices Soar, Buyers Can't Make the Downpayment

As Home Prices Soar, Buyers Can't Make the Downpayment

Homebuyers are watching their carefully saved down payment fade into irrelevancy as prices rage out of control. What are the mortgage options that still deliver a great rate?

Can You Rent Your Way to a Better Wardrobe?

Can You Rent Your Way to a Better Wardrobe?

Fashion rental companies have popped across the globe, to provide affordable access to the top designers. But are they worth the rental fee?

Are Corporate Wellness Programs Worth the Time and Money?

Are Corporate Wellness Programs Worth the Time and Money?

From weight loss challenges to biometric tracking, more companies are using health and wellness programs to boost employee retention and productivity--but do they work?