Tradesmen Needed: Essential Services Make Good Job Prospects

At one time or another, every part of your home will need repair or replacement. From the electrical wiring to the plumbing and heating and cooling systems, anything can break down or wear out. These essential parts of your home require a great deal … [Continue reading]

January Unemployment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the newest unemployment data for January 2017 on Friday, February 3rd. According to the BLS, the current "Seasonally Adjusted" Unemployment Rate is 4.8% up from 4.7% in December and 4.6% in November … [Continue reading]

Managing Your Money and Your Expectations For Retirement

Any change can be stressful, even a "good change" but especially stressful are changes regarding financial stability and retiring from work is one of the biggest changes in life. Relying on investments and savings rather than a monthly salary can … [Continue reading]

Social Security Benefits: Planning for Your Future

Social Security

Social Security is the common name for the United States federal government's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The program guarantees the nation's most vulnerable citizens can depend on a minimum sustenance and care support. … [Continue reading]

5 Careers to Consider for 2017

Careers 2017

Whether you are looking for your first job or a new career in 2017, you should always consider the economy before beginning your search. For instance, today unemployment rates are low and many industries are still looking to hire. Several jobs … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

  Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron have emerged as the top two employers in U.S. oil and gas, according to a survey conducted by the job site Indeed. The top five for the industry was completed by Plains All American at #3, Occidental Petroleum … [Continue reading]

5 Tips to Manage House Payments While You’re Unemployed

Manage Mortgage When Unemployed

While you may not look forward to going to work every morning, it does provide the income that you need to make the mortgage payment. However, if you are out of work, it doesn't mean that you should immediately look to sell the family home. … [Continue reading]

When is Moving for a Career Worth It?

In the current job marketplace, more people are being forced to consider relocating in order to either find the job of their dreams or even just to find any job at all. With every passing year, the idea of remaining with the same employer for decades … [Continue reading]

Unemployment Inches Up

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Friday January 6th, 2017 that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 4.7% up from 4.6% in November. The unadjusted U-3 came in at 4.5% up from 4.4% in November. Gallup on the … [Continue reading]

Is the U.S. Really at “Full Employment”?

U6 minus U3

Back in February of 2016 Fortune magazine published an article entitled "The U.S. Economy Is Finally at Full Employment"  and then in May CNN-Money published an article entitled The U.S. is 'basically at full employment' quoting San Francisco Federal … [Continue reading]