June 27th, 2012
Congrats, graduate! You’ve taken your first step into adulthood by crossing that stage and getting your degree. But now what? There’s a lot to think about stepping into the real world. Are you prepared? This infographic, from the team at Credit Donkey, is a helpful guide to help you on your way after graduation.
September 30th, 2011
" "People are sometimes shocked to hear that I spend only $100 a week on groceries for a family of five. I've even been accused of not telling the whole truth. Confession: Five mouths for $100 is not the whole equation. We also feed a nutritious diet to our two cats." Wise Bread
July 28th, 2010
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July 22nd, 2010
It’s a pretty vicious cycle—without a steady paycheck, unemployed Americans’ shaky financial situations can often plummet credit scores. At the same time, employers are increasingly doing credit checks to screen job applicants.
So if unemployment is worsening your credit, it may very well be the things that costs you a job.
July 6th, 2010
Pessimism on the job front increases as a record 1.21 million people who want to work are giving up the job search out of hopelessness, reports CNN Money. This June figure increased from 793,000 just a year ago. These unemployed Americans are not counted in the current unemployment rate because they haven’t been looking for work in the past four weeks, showing just how bleak employment prospects are in America.
One expert determined that the unemployment rate, now at 9.5%, will hover around 10% through to early 2011. CNN Money adds, “The decline in the unemployment rate is not a reflection of strength, but rather a sign of discouragement among the ranks of the unemployed.”
Don’t let the unfriendly job market keep you down. A healthy financial future starts with empowering yourself, such as reading the following personal finance news and advice in today’s roundup. Good luck on the job front and stay motivated!
June 7th, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports that nearly 45.9% of unemployed Americans have been out of work longer than six months. That means seven million Americans have been unemployed for more than 27 weeks, and most of them–4.7 million Americans–have been unemployed for more than a year. This statistic is the highest rate of chronic joblessness since the Labor Department started keeping track in 1948.
On a brighter note, USA Today reports that the number of Americans filing for first-time joblessness has fallen slightly. 460,000 initial jobless claims were filed at the end of May, down 14,000 claims from the previous week. Hopefully we will see continued improving numbers in the job market in the coming summer weeks.
For your personal finance and credit help, today’s roundup has your week’s worth of information and advice to keep you financially fit.