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Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part II in a series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. […]

Understanding economic cycles: An introduction

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part I in a four-part series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. Part II is Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth. Part III is The fall and winter seasons of the economic cycle. […]

Understanding economic cycles: An introduction

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. […]

10 tips for when you can’t find a job

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. For the last few months, I’ve been talking about various aspects of job-hunting. But what do you do if you can’t find a job? OK, you can start with cutting your budget to the bone and applying for public assistance programs if you are eligible. But what next? Well, as with many things, the short answer is: It depends. On what, you may ask? […]

10 tips for when you can’t find a job

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. For the last few months, I’ve been talking about various aspects of job-hunting. But what do you do if you can’t find a job? OK, you can start with cutting your budget to the bone and applying for public assistance programs if you are eligible. But what next? Well, as with many things, the short answer is: It depends. On what, you may ask? […]

Ask the Readers: Have you ever opened a retirement account to reduce your taxes?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. As we finished up our tax return this year, it turned out that we owed. Great. We don’t have to scrape the money together. We had planned for the extra liability when an unexpected consulting gig came together for my husband at the end of 2014. But nonetheless, it stings when you have to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service. […]

Ask the Readers: Have you ever opened a retirement account to reduce your taxes?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. As we finished up our tax return this year, it turned out that we owed. Great. We don’t have to scrape the money together. We had planned for the extra liability when an unexpected consulting gig came together for my husband at the end of 2014. But nonetheless, it stings when you have to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service. […]

Investigating a potential employer: Using financial metrics to protect your future

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. There is much to consider before you decide to join a company. Of course it is important to understand the company culture, the workload, management style, performance expectations, pay and benefits. But you will also want to be sure that a prospective employer is viable. […]

Investigating a potential employer: Using financial metrics to protect your future

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. There is much to consider before you decide to join a company. Of course it is important to understand the company culture, the workload, management style, performance expectations, pay and benefits. But you will also want to be sure that a prospective employer is viable. […]

What McDonald’s and Walmart raising wages could mean for the economy

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. That Walmart, and more recently, McDonald’s are giving their workers much-overdue raises is now old news. What few realize is those raises might cost you a lot more than you expect — even your job. Think that’s a little overstated? Hear me out. […]