Economy

Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Economy, Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Recent statistics have indicated the job outlook for 2014 is beginning to improve. In February, a hiring thaw began which economists believe will increase throughout the spring and continue during the remainder of the year. While many analysts are still being cautious, they are confident our nation won’t be experiencing another employment slowdown anytime in the near future. Sluggish hiring numbers during the holiday months of November and December led these professionals to fear another job market downturn. But now with the increased hiring numbers, they are revising these theories...

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The Importance of Funding Your Retirement Plan.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Economy, Featured | Comments Off on The Importance of Funding Your Retirement Plan.

The Importance of Funding Your Retirement Plan.

When it comes to planning for your future, one of the best things you can have is a retirement plan. In fact, many employers offer 401 (k) retirement plans as part of the benefits package that you receive. The way a 401 (k) plan works is relatively simple. Basically, your employer takes a specific portion of money out of your paycheck and places it into an account. The employer will often match the amount that goes into the account. This means that you’re being paid more on top of your normal paycheck, although you won’t be able to touch it until retirement. Even though this...

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Achieving Your Emergency Funds Goal

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Economy, Featured | Comments Off on Achieving Your Emergency Funds Goal

Achieving Your Emergency Funds Goal

Building savings is something we all should be thinking about from the very beginning. Even when you feel as though you’re just making ends meet, it’s always wise to store away a little bit every payday for a “rainy day.” Financial experts can vary, but a good rule of thumb in determining what to save in your emergency fund is 6 months worth of pay. While it can seem overwhelming when your funds are low, staying the course will ensure your security if an employment or health crisis strikes. Auto-Save: Many banks and employers will have an “auto-save”...

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Student Loans: Taking Care not to Exceed Reasonable Debt

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Economy, Featured | Comments Off on Student Loans: Taking Care not to Exceed Reasonable Debt

Student Loans: Taking Care not to Exceed Reasonable Debt

For many of today’s students, paying student loans while managing career and other responsibilities is a necessary part of life. Regardless of your job situation, it’s important to stay up to date with paying student loans, so remember that “later” comes sooner than you think sometimes. Budget carefully during school so you can get that weight off your shoulders as soon as possible. Here are a few tips on how to stay up to date with payments. Loan forgiveness. If you’ve graduated with mounds of student loan debt. They are several careers that may lead to the...

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Unemployment Falls to a 4-Year Low

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Economy, Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on Unemployment Falls to a 4-Year Low

Unemployment Falls to a 4-Year Low

Employment is showing greater strength in 2013; the employment news was encouraging with numbers released in April that sent the stock market soaring. Investors demonstrated a renewed optimism about the U.S. economic recovery. Christopher Rugaber of MSN Money says the more favorable job market is connected to the housing market revitalization, lower interest rates and increased consumer confidence. The Department of Labor indicated several industries showed the greatest growth in April 2013. There were 73,000 new jobs In the professional/business services sector, with notable gains in...

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