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As Economy Recovers Less Jobs Will Be Available for Middle Class. It’s the Robots.

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Have you noticed that the stock market has been doing great and companies are talking about big profits but the numbers of unemployed have remained without a whole lot of reduction? Consider this, over the same time period that the economy has been in the toilet, technology is allowing companies to do more with fewer employees needed. Companies are utilizing ... Read More »

Is Bank Of America Taking Advantage Of The Unemployed With Debit Card Fees?

The state of South Carolina and Bank of America have teamed up together to administer unemployment benefits to South Carolina residents. Unemployment benefits used to come in the form of a check but are now being issued in the form of a Bank of America prepaid debit card. Bank of America claims that it’s good deal for everyone from taxpayers ... Read More »

Unemployed People Facing Loss of Benefits. What Next for Them?

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by Marian Wang, ProPublica Unless Congress acts to extend programs for those who have exhausted regular state unemployment benefits, millions of jobless workers may soon be phased out of emergency unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits from states typically last for 26 weeks, but since 2008, Congress has on four occasions passed emergency provisions that use federal funds to extend benefits for ... Read More »

How to Ask for a Raise in a Difficult Economy

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Here is a video from Cambridge Credit Counseling on how to ask for a raise in a bad economy. It’s a topic I wish I had thought of. If you are considering that a raise is in order, remember that what your boss is looking for most is proof or evidence your skills or services have added more to the ... Read More »

Boyfriend Cheats Me Out Of Money To Feed His Debt Habit

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I’d like to follow up with my previous article, How Do You Value Your Quality of Life? Debt Solutions to Fix The Future In this article I showcased a friend of mine, Michael. I should point out that Michael was much more than a friend to me, we had been in a very serious relationship for a year and a ... Read More »

How to Survive a Job Loss

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If you’ve ever lost a job, you know how devastating it can be. It doesn’t really matter how you lost it — a company reorganization, merger, forced retirement or simply being fired — the results are the same. It probably feels like everything you’ve worked for is gone, including your income. And because losing a job is often unexpected, you’re ... Read More »

County Going After Employees 16 Years Latter for Overpayment

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In an effort to collect money to Gwinnett County in Georgia the local government has decided to go after 180 employees that were overpaid one time, 16 years ago. The irony is the overpayment occurred back then to avoid a financial hardship. Time is up on that intention it seems. “The payroll anomaly dates back to Sept. 30, 1994, when ... Read More »

You May be Down and Unemployed But You Are Still a Hero to Me.

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When I was growing up my Dad found himself unexpectedly unemployed. He went from being an executive to without work, through no fault of his own. I often think back about those days as I read the emails of people that write to me for help who are now unemployed and struggling. I asked my father to share with you ... Read More »

My Friend and Fellow Motorcycle Rider is Worried About Getting Laid Off

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The economic blues are hitting more and more people. I just learned that a friend of mine who works at a Bridgestone tire plant is on the bubble for the next wave of layoffs. My friend and fellow Suzuki Burgman rider is known as the Smyrna Cowboy and he publishes a regular vlog on riding and life. And by the ... Read More »

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