Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

handwithmoneyThe unemployment rate in America is improving, at least according to the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, but millions of people are still jobless. Families across the country have been relying on unemployment benefits to get through these difficult times.

Until recently, people expected their unemployment benefits to be extended. Many were counting on that money for their day-to-day survival. Benefit extensions were dropped with very little warning, causing an untold number of people to wonder how they would get by.

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helpnotwantedWhat’s your current job status? Are you employed, looking for a new career, desperate to find any job you can get? Approximately 9.5% of the U.S. is unemployed right now. Americans have suffered through a frustratingly difficult job market in recent times.

2010 brought us a ray of hope. After years of ever-increasing unemployment rates and nationwide hiring freezes, people started finding work again. The number of unemployed people throughout the country remained high, but things finally seemed to be on the right track … until June.

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Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Money Shirt

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts.

A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According to a new study from researchers at Cornell University, using your money on experience-oriented events can make you happier than purchasing actual products.

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