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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 »

How to Convince a Prospective Employer to Overlook Poor Credit

How to Convince a Prospective Employer to Overlook Poor Credit

By Daniel Bortz Despite a slowly strengthening economy, job seekers have plenty to worry about these days. Stiff competition and fewer available jobs are holding many Americans back from joining the labor force. Unfortunately, job seekers with poor credit have yet another thing working against them. An... Read More »

Stockbroker Joseph Tarnofsky Learns Carrying Debt Is A Career Killer

Stockbroker Joseph Tarnofsky Learns Carrying Debt Is A Career Killer

By Jill Krasny Slacking off isn't the only way to kiss your job goodbye. Carrying around boatloads of debt can do it too, as one stockbroker learned the hard way. Lawyer and Forbes.com blogger Bill Singer writes about Joseph Tarnofsky (pictured above), who never told his bosses (or the Financial Industry... Read More »

Retirement Scare: 60% Of Workers Have Less Than $25,000 Saved

Retirement Scare: 60% Of Workers Have Less Than $25,000 Saved

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK -- Concerns about job security and piles of debt have left American workers more pessimistic about retirement than ever. Only 14 percent of workers feel "very confident" that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, while 38 percent of workers say they are... Read More »

Average Student Debt Hits Record High in 2010: $25,250

Average Student Debt Hits Record High in 2010: $25,250

By Eamon Murphy, DailyFinance A report released on Thursday by the Institute for College Access & Success's Project on Student Debt shows that members of the class of 2010 who took out loans to finance their educations owed an average of $25,250 in student debt at graduation -- a 5% increase from the... Read More »

Economy Gaining But Not Enough To Cut Unemployment

Economy Gaining But Not Enough To Cut Unemployment

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy is showing signs of modest improvement - not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears that another recession might be near. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, though some of that was due... Read More »

Government Asks Employees To Pay Back $3 Million In Benefits

Government Asks Employees To Pay Back $3 Million In Benefits

Benefits blunders cost taxpayers millions every year. New York, for example, paid out an extra $140 million in Medicaid benefits thanks to a computer glitch. But now there's been a mistake so egregious that some of those who were overpaid will have to pay it back on an installment plan. Read More »

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