Category Archives: Jobs

Taxpayers Could Owe Stimulus Money Back to Government

I guess Uncle Sam never learned that it’s not polite to take back a gift. Recently it was announced that up to 15 million taxpayers could owe money from a tax credit back to the government come tax season. So what happened exactly? Under the Making Work Pay part of the stimulus package, employed Americans… Read More »

Younger Generation Sees Smaller Paychecks

It’s official. For the first time since maybe the Great Depression, a generation is making less than our parents. People 54 and younger have seen their incomes decline since 2000, leaving the age group the poorest it’s been since the 1970s, according to a report by USA Today. And it’s not fresh-faced college grads facing… Read More »

Young Workers Are Getting Poorer, Study Shows

Forget young and glamorous. Today’s career climbers are young and broke. And I’m not just talking about new graduates. According to a USA Today study, folks from college-age to early 50s have been watching their incomes dwindle since 2000, leaving much of the current workforce poorer than in the 1970s. It’s not all good news… Read More »

Give Yourself a Raise This Labor Day By Reducing Your Debts

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching but, for many of us, labor has already been on the brain for months. Nearly 10% of Americans are unemployed. Many more are worried we could become unemployed. Some of us are working more than one job just to make ends meet. And I don’t think I’m going out… Read More »

Celebrate Labor Day By Giving Yourself a Raise

Labor Day was developed to honor the American worker – but I think I can speak for most of us when I say the American worker is feeling pretty underappreciated right now. Unemployment is at the highest rate in decades. Layoffs are a constant worry. And for those of us lucky enough to be somewhat… Read More »