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What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald's Wages: A Budget

What Happens If You Try To Live On McDonald's Wages: A Budget

A budget from the Economic Policy Institute shows shows you'll go into $50 of debt a day. Read More »

What I Learned From A Year Of Unemployment

What I Learned From A Year Of Unemployment

When Veronica first lost her job in March 2011, she had no idea she was about to embark on 360 days of unemployment. She spent that year searching for new jobs, finding ways to cut costs and stay socially connected, and figuring out how to survive, emotionally and financially. (To protect her identity, we're... Read More »

Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch

Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch

When it rains it pours -- especially when there's bad news about the job market. A cash crunch at the National Weather Service means that up to 5,000 federal workers may find themselves without paychecks for two weeks this summer, should Congress fail to allocate the $36 million the agency needs to meet... Read More »

A Jobseekers' Guide To Building A Wardrobe From Scratch [Infographic]

A Jobseekers' Guide To Building A Wardrobe From Scratch [Infographic]

Building a work wardrobe from scratch can be challenging. Learn which pieces to buy, make sure they fit right and keep them clean without breaking the bank. Read More »

Lost your job?  Lose some expenses.

Lost your job? Lose some expenses.

About a month into my job search I found myself sitting across the table from my church leader. My wife was with me and we were asked to meet with him because he was concerned about my unemployment. We had put this meeting off for weeks because we didn't think we'd be out of work very long. By the time we met... Read More »

The Jobs Bill: What's in it for You?

The Jobs Bill: What's in it for You?

On Monday in his State of the Union address, President Obama promised relief for the nation's unemployment crisis with a new jobs bill and budget for it. On Sunday he outlined the details of the bill, which earmarks $100 billion specifically toward getting Americans back to work. That's just part of the... Read More »

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,... Read More »

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