unemployment

Have You Planned Ahead for These Common Emergencies?

Many people are aware that financial emergencies can occur at the drop of a pin, and plan accordingly by saving a small sum to cover these potential disasters. Unfortunately, a greater number of individuals carry the “it won’t happen to me” mentality, which can put their financial security in jeopardy. Some aspects of financial prosperity […]

Financial Round-Up: 1 in 4 Americans Have No Money Left Over Every Month

Millions of Americans are still struggling financially even as the country’s economy slowly tries to recoup from the recent recession and a new poll has found that saving is taking the back burner when it comes to making financial priorities. Two factors that may be affecting consumers saving habits across the country is unemployment, which […]

How To Stretch Your Budget During Unemployment

by Courtney Hall Finding a job is much like finding a needle in a haystack. The job market is anything but stable and even those with jobs are fearful to lose them. The shaky economy and relentless media headlines regarding unemployment do nothing to reassure people, really it really does the exact opposite. According to […]

4 Ways To Save Money that You Might Not Have Thought Of…

The economy has been in a tailspin these last couple of years, and many people are finding themselves either unemployed or underemployed.  We all need to make sacrifices at times in order to make ends meet – but sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ways to save. Here are a few […]

More Men are Out of Work than Woman: How to Make It, By Learning to Live on Less

As a country many of us are facing the challenge to learn to live comfortably with less.  A recent BusinessWeek article provides two sobering statistics about how men are being affected by the widespread unemployment rates: 71% of jobs lost were by men. Male unemployment is at 9.8%. Female unemployment is at only 8%. (An […]

Create an Action Plan Before Unemployment Benefits Dry Up

By the end of 2011 many people will be losing their unemployment benefits. If you’re one of the many jobless, then now is the time to start making plans before all avenues of income dry up. First, if you haven’t already, you need to start pulling back on unnecessary expenses. Don’t use your credit cards […]