Briana Campbell

  • How Much Is Sentimental Value Worth?

    How Much Is Sentimental Value Worth?

    How do you place a monetary value on something you once found priceless? A growing number of people who are underemployed or scraping by on unemployment checks are asking this very practical question as they need to sell personal items to make ends meet. Women in particular have found themselves facing the tough... Continue Reading

  • Please Tip Your Waiter!

    Please Tip Your Waiter!

    "If you can't afford to tip, then don't eat out!" someone tweeted to me when I asked for thoughts on tipping, being tipped, and the general world of customer-service jobs in America. And, while most people I spoke to -- on both sides of the table -- agree with this, it's a sad fact that in many states, people... Continue Reading

  • Tom Delay Thinks Unemployed People Are Lazy

    Tom Delay Thinks Unemployed People Are Lazy

    On Sunday, March 6, former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, who was forced to step down amid legal scandal in 2006, appeared on CNN's State of The Union, lauding Jim Bunning's (R-KY) one man fillibuster against the extension of COBRA and unemployment benefits. "You know," Delay said, "there is an argument... Continue Reading

  • Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

    Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

    We all like to get something for nothing. It's a fact of life. Unfortunately for job seekers, a lot of employers have learned to excel at it in a market that heavily favors them and leaves candidates at a disadvantage. In a recent post on Business Insider, a reader from New Haven, CT wrote to reporter Henry... Continue Reading

  • Hope for the Unemployed in 2010?

    Hope for the Unemployed in 2010?

    According to a Feb. 12, 2010, article in The New York Times, "The Obama administration projected Thursday that the unemployment rate would fall this year by only a little, if at all, and would remain well over 6 percent until 2015." Unemployment is still big news, no matter what part of the country you live... Continue Reading

  • My Unemployment Pet Project

    My Unemployment Pet Project

    When you're unemployed, you're home a lot. Sure, you may take your laptop to a cafe or go to the library to check out the resources there, but, in general, you are home. A lot. Definitely more than you were when you had a job, and a commute and overtime. Wouldn't this be the perfect time to get a pet? Continue Reading

  • Dating On the Dole

    Dating On the Dole

    It's rough out there right now. Maybe you're unemployed. Maybe you're underemployed. Either way you're scrimping and saving and just trying to get by and you don't have the cash on hand for those extras. This one's for the fellas-the single ones going on a lot of first dates and the ones in relationships who... Continue Reading

  • First Five Things To Do When You're Unemployed

    First Five Things To Do When You're Unemployed

    So, you're newly unemployed. You're freaked out and nervous and have no idea what's going to come next. How are you going to survive? Here are the first five things you should do after a layoff to keep yourself on track. 1. Take a Deep Breath I'm serious about this one. It's the most important step. Sure,... Continue Reading