February 6, 2013
The name “right-to-work” is somewhat misleading, as it may make you think of having some sort of guaranteed employment status or greater job security. However, it really refers to a set of laws that 24 states have adopted that prohibits employer-...
February 5, 2013
It’s tough enough looking for a job without being scammed by con artists and financial fraud artists, but that’s exactly what’s happening...
January 16, 2013
The Jan. 13 edition of “60 Minutes” scared the bejesus out of me.
Why? One word: Robots.
No, Steve Kroft was not...
January 14, 2013
In the coming year, my family will be going to three college graduations. My daughter and two stepsons will all finally be graduating college,...
January 10, 2013
I never understood accepting money you hadn’t earned ... until I moved back home after college.
As I’m in law school right now...
December 14, 2012
Hallelujah, I’m employed again! It took two months, but fate and effort have plucked me from the job market and into the rat race. But in the gap between jobs, I did some serious financial number crunching and for the first time I have the...
December 13, 2012
I work in a very high-demand sector of technology with a very high-demand degree. I never thought I would have to worry about losing my job. I especially never thought I would have to worry about...
December 6, 2012
If I had a dime for all the mistakes I've made with money since graduating college, I'd be a very rich woman. But, as it turns out, I'm not. In my opinion, my biggest mistake of all was this: not paying down my...
November 20, 2012
Being as talented as me can really be a burden.
I moved back home to Chicago almost six weeks ago, and I’ve been looking for jobs since a bit before that. Maybe I’m...
November 14, 2012