unemployment

Everything You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment remains high, even years after the Great Recession. If the worst happens with your job, here's how to get help.

Techniques for Escaping Long-Term Unemployment

Not having a job isn't just financially trying, it can also be downright depressing. Help combat long-term unemployment with these techniques.

Should You Wait to Go to College?

For many people, college is the immediate next step after high school. But sometimes, that's not the best decision to make.

Tips for Thriving in Long-Term Unemployment

What's more discouraging that unemployment? Long-term unemployment. Follow these steps to make your time productive and get back to work.

25 Awesome Websites to Help You Get a Job

From niche job searches to finding fantastic freelance gigs to resume help and much more, these 25 job websites will help get ahead in getting employed.

When Your Employer Dumps You

Being dumped by your employer hurts as bad, or worse, than being dumped by a romantic interest. Learn how to handle being jilted by your job.

A Society of Fear

Society has been organized to make the wage slave/debt slave trap the default path for almost everyone.

Should I Take a Job That Pays Less Than Unemployment?

The statistics are in. While the unemployment rate was last counted at 8.5%, the underemployment rate (those who quit looking for work or have taken part-time jobs in lieu of a de

Do generous unemployment benefits prolong the length of unemployment?

The latest news is that unemployment benefits will be extended from 59 weeks to 79 weeks in California with the help of the new Federal stimulus money. The maximum benefit has ris

Seven Tips for the Newly Unemployed

The unemployment rate in California surged to 6.9%, and that is equivalent to the rate in early 2003. Most news reports say that unemployment will probably go up a bit more in the

What's an employee to do? Part 1

During the recession of 1990-1991, and the period of very slow growth that followed, it became conventional wisdom that it was wrong to try to retain key employees through a slowdo

The weird logic of economic growth

Ever notice that we have names for a period when the economy isn't growing (recession or depression), but there's no name for when it is growing?  If they call it anything,

Left a job? Do a rollover.

I saw this poster on the window of a store-front brokerage firm office near the grocery store.  Although the firm in question has an obvious self-interest in getting you to consoli

Live Like There's No Tomorrow

Two weeks after my husband had gotten a glowing performance review and his manager sent care packages for all our of our kids, he was told over the phone at a client meeting that h

Adaptation: Lessons learned from being unemployed

Almost 3 years ago I quit my 9-6 job to "take a break." I quit not because I hated that particular job, but because I hated the 9-6 part. It also didn't help that my commute was 3 hours round trip and I didn't get paid well. [more]