If you lose your job, your tax bill probably isn’t going to be the first thing on your mind. But when you file for unemployment, you’ll need to pay attention to your state’s tax laws. I live in California, which doesn’t tax unemployment benefits, so I was surprised to find that the majority of states [...]
Credit debt and unemployment affect holiday consumer spending. Consumer spending this holiday shopping season will be affected by credit debt and unemployment. Holiday shoppers consumer spending habits affected by credit card debt and unemployment this holiday shopping season. Credit card companies say the decrease in holiday consumer spending is creating a "credit winter."
It's been a good year for all kinds of seasonal employment. It terms of employment, the difference between this December and last couldn't be more stark. Seasonal or holiday employment is up, but plenty of folks are getting temp jobs that are plugging the gap until something full-time opens up.