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October 18, 2015: Better to Work for 40K at a Nonprofit or 80K at a For-Profit?

On the Oct. 18, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I do a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate on whether it's wiser to work for $40,000 a year at a nonprofit versus $80,000 a year for a for-profit.

Later in the show, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we usually can help.

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Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.