Your employment and personal finance go hand in hand. As you earn money, you can put that money into action. This transaction gives you the ability to do everything from buy groceries to pay parking tickets to invest in your retirement. Consequently, all your major personal financial decisions depend on being employed. In addition, your ability to pay off debts, invest, fund your children’s education relate to how your income changes over time. There are many needs and stresses on your personal finances. When is your next raise? Are you contributing to retirement? Does your company offer you a matching program? Finally, answer these and other questions in our August poll about employment and personal finance decisions.