Author: Sheryl L. Grant, Carolina Parent Staff Writer

Trends in Family Friendly Companies

Of the Family-Friendly 40 Companies recognized this year by Carolina Parenting Inc., the overwhelming majority offer health insurance and paid absences for sickness or caring (97.5 percent).

Trends in the Workplace: It’s About Time

Working parents want one thing: A break. More money would be nice, and medical benefits and vacation time go without saying. But at the top of the list, parents want a company that offers some kind of workplace flexibility...

The Two-Year Attraction: Community Colleges

David Lombard Harrison graduated with an associate’s degree from a community college more than 30 years ago. "It was the perfect transition from high school boredom to the rigors of college curriculum," he says of his experience.

Having the Talk: Credit Cards and College Students

In 2006, the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Education sent a survey to 305 high schools nationwide to find out how financially literate 12th graders were. The results were disappointing.