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Facing the 7 Biggest Money Fears This Halloween (Part 1 of 2)

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Being laid off is a legitimate fear if you work for someone else. The greater fear here is after the layoff, not being able to find another job and pay your bills. You should be prepared just like for any other disaster.

Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

This Is The Only Thing I've Learned At 25

Danielle Page | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Danielle Page

In a few short days, I'll be turning 26. My early twenties will be behind me, and I'll be entering into this phase of adulthood that's an awkward coc...

The War on Poverty, International Trade and the State of the Union

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It is hard to see our trade policy as a place where we are having much success. We have an unceasing $700 billion trade deficit, and we have lost 5.2 million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

Which Zen Guru Said It: SpongeBob Or Confucius?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

He lives in a pineapple under the sea, but SpongeBob SquarePants may be more enlightened than either you or me. Can you tell which of the quotes b...

How Pema Chodron Saved My Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Divorce, death, job loss, moving, it was a monumentally, ridiculously traumatic time. Life is bitter and life is sweet. It's painful and it's scary -- and it's the only way to know that we can fly.

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

The Job of Life

Penny Love | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Steve Jobs' greatest gift to us might not be having the Internet in a small glass square in our pocket, but rather, his reminder to look down at our own feet and make sure they are moving in the same direction as our own heart and inner vision.

If Increasing the Minimum Wage Doesn't Cost Jobs, How Does It Get Absorbed?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The economic arguments against moderate increases in the minimum wage lack robust empirical support. Most importantly, the majority of studies looking for the job-loss effects that opponents assert will be large enough to offset the benefits to low-wage workers come up short.

When Daddy's Job Goes Bye-Bye...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I spent the first couple of weeks dwelling on the negatives aspects of having a unemployed husband. It was easy, but unproductive. The second I started focusing on the positives, my mood turned around.

How Long It Really Takes To Move On

Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce

How long does it really take to recover from divorce? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, experts say it takes about two year...

From Homeless to Entrepreneur -- My Friend Bobby Harris

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Have you ever been homeless? My friend, Bobby Harris, spent nine long years living underneath the Manhattan Bridge.

Raising the Minimum Wage: The Debate Begins... Again

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Those who want to tout their preference for the EITC to lift the pay of low earners must explicitly call for an increase. In doing so, they are calling for more redistribution from taxpayers to low-income workers. I'm fine with that, but is the oped page of the WSJ?

Bill Clinton's Big Message to America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Do we want to return to America to losing 700,000 jobs a month, which is what President Obama inherited, or continue creating new jobs every month, which is what President Obama began?

Bill Clinton Was Right That Dems Create More Jobs Than GOPers -- and Here's the Scoreboard for Good Jobs Making Real Things

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Colin Gordon

Since World War II, Democratic administrations have, on average, added between 160,000 and 250,000 manufacturing jobs each year they have been in office. Republican administrations have lost manufacturing jobs at about the same rate.

6 Essential Steps To Moving Past Your Fears

Nancy Sherr | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Fear never goes away, and big life changes never fail to manifest. Both are constant; both are guaranteed. All we can do is lean into the change -- albeit fearful and trembling -- determined to emerge healthy, happy and whole on the other side.

How Your Loss Can Transform You

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Truth: Your loss will transform you. This is the experience, and it is what it is. The transformation is often for the better. Not always, but usually -- especially if we find ways to get out of our own way.

Destruction At The Hands Of Bain Capital -- Who's Really Responsible?

Cheri Bustos | Posted 09.23.2012 | Chicago
Cheri Bustos

Leaders in Congress who profess a commitment to creating good-paying jobs, should also stand up to keep the ones we already have and fight to get the those lost back on American soil.

Scott Walker's Walking Papers? Wisconsin Recall Effort Approaches Climax

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

On June 5, this Tuesday, who will come to the voting booths? Will it be supporters of stem cell research for a cure -- or those who would ban what began in Wisconsin? As a stem cell research supporter myself, I regard Scott Walker as a dedicated enemy of America's hopes for cure research.

Should There Be a "Sell By" Date for Presidential JOBS Responsibility?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

There is no legitimate basis for concluding that Obama has failed American workers. Bush and changes in the global economy did that. These indisputable facts point to the vital question of when a president should be held responsible for job destruction and creation.

It's Easier To Get Over The Death Of A Spouse Than Long-Term Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Stay unemployed long enough, and you don't just bounce back once a job rolls around. People who have been out of work a long time tend to be unhapp...

Paul Krugman: Job Loss Under Bush Much Worse Than Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

As much as the job market has suffered under President Obama, his record up to this point is still better than that of his predecessor. That's the...

Charter School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

Layoffs may be on the wane, but they haven't stopped entirely. Just ask the teachers at Philadelphia's Frontier Virtual Charter High School. On Mar...

Men Have Gained Almost All Of The Recovery's Jobs

Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

The recession may have hit men particularly hard, but they've been the runaway winners during the recovery. Men have landed 88 percent of the jobs...

What One Percenters Are Worried About

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Worried about losing your job? Afraid you'll hit retirement age with nothing in the bank? The richest people in America apparently feel your pain. ...