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3: Analyze Your Habits

Other Employer Benefits

When you consider your job (or the career you want to have), think about other benefits or perks that can save you time and money:

  • Transportation passes and parking offered at a discount or provided free reduces the cost of your commute.
  • Working from home can cut down transportation time and costs. Flexible scheduling allows you to balance work and personal commitments.
  • Discounted gym memberships can save you money.
  • Employers who assist in skill development or pay for classes let you keep up on relevant expertise and help you grow in your career.
  • This reward can save you from having to upgrade your wardrobe, in addition to the added comfort.
  • Worksites with child care centers or that allow well-trained dogs provide convenience, peace of mind and can cut costs.
  • Depending on your industry, discounts on company products or services can save you money.
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What Benefits Do You Need?

Consider the benefits that you currently have through your employer or ones that you have had in the past. Which benefits did you use the most? The least? What would you like to have that you currently do not? For each benefit listed, click in the appropriate column.

Benefit Must Have Would Like to Have Not Necessary
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Vacation or Paid-Time-Off
Family, Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Leave
Pension Plan
401(k) or 403(b)
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) or 457 Plan
Matching Contributions
Transportation Assistance
Flexible Scheduling
Gym Membership
Tuition Reimbursement
Professional Development
Casual Dress
Dog Friendly
Child Care
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Impacts to Eligibility for Government Benefits

If you receive government benefits, be aware of how your income can affect your eligibility or lower the amount you receive.

Use to browse for information by the type of benefit (including Social Security Retirement benefits), the state in which you live or the agency that administers the benefit program.

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