This common career move could cost you $500,000
By Catey Hill

Taking a breather from your job, even just for a few years, could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars — and that’s over and above what you lose out on by not drawing a salary.

Each year, thousands of Americans decide to take a break from their jobs: Nearly four in 10 women and 24% of men had taken time off from their career voluntarily, according to a survey of more than 3,000 people published by the Harvard Business Review and conducted by polling firm Harris Interactive.