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 [...]
If you missed a mortgage payment, you might want to know how it affects your credit score. Missing mortgage payments can hurt your credit score. Q: I met Ilyce at a speech she was giving last year about financial planning and retirement. Last week, I was laid off by the company that sponsored the speech. [...]
Personal finance resolutions for 2013 that will help you save money and get out of debt. Get your finances in order to buy a house. We’re not even half way through the first month of 2013, but already everyone seems tired of talking about their personal finances. The last seven years of financial chaos has [...]
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.