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How to Manage Debt While on Furlough

By Tom Jackson | May 7, 2020

Remember the good old days? Just a few long months ago, the economy was roaring and nobody outside Wuhan had ever heard about coronavirus. Now millions of Americans are in…

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What to Do When You Get Laid Off

By Tom Jackson | March 17, 2020

Layoffs are a common experience — 40% of workers report having been laid off at least once and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1.6 million workers were…

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Finding a New Job After 50

By Joey Johnston | May 14, 2019

Getting laid off is traumatic, but at least I got the bad news in a fitting place. I was in a doctor’s office when my cellphone rang. It was my…

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How to Manage Your First Paycheck

By Bents Dulcio | May 2, 2018

First job? Congratulations! Welcome to the workforce! First paycheck? You have some planning to do. Paychecks are your ticket to join – and enjoy – America’s economy, but there are…

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How to Be Prepared If You Lose Your Job

By Joey Johnston | January 26, 2018

Getting a pink slip might not be as devastating as learning you have a serious medical problem, but the trauma of losing a job can hit hard, especially for those…

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The 3 Reasons For Wage Stagnation: Globalization, Temp Work and Automation

By Joey Johnston | December 19, 2017

If you want a raise in 2018, please don’t hold your breath. You might not make it to 2019. More than half of Americans haven’t gotten a raise in the…

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How a Clinton or Trump Presidency Will Impact Your Finances

By Joey Johnston | October 19, 2016

This might bore you, but the following story on the presidential election does not address beauty queens, philandering husbands or locker room talk. It does, however, address how a President…

Job Search Tips for New Grads

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations – and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when finding…