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Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Personal Finance for the 40%

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 40% of Americans say they are living paycheck to paycheck -- and if that sounds rough, it's an improvement from a 2008 peak of 46%. Here's a great infographic on what that means for our personal finances.

The Long-Term Relationship You Just Can't Quit

For all the anti-bank anger erupting across the country, relatively few of us are actually parting ways with our significant financial institutions because of it. In the past six weeks a mini bank-run sent 700,000 new customers to credit unions. But that's hardly noticeable on the scale of all U.S. banking customers.

Social Recruiting: The Next Big Thing for Job Seekers

When it comes to finding your next employer, online job boards are out and social recruiting is in, says Robert McGovern, CEO of JobFox.com, a free website that enables job seekers to tap into private hiring networks. We chat with McGovern about the new era of online job hunting.

Plenty of Bang for Super Bowl Ad Bucks

With many advertisers sitting out the big game to save money, commercial prices are down this year. But a recent study shows that skipping the Super Bowl, even in a recession, may be the wrong play. Turns out, in advertising, the best defense is a funny offense on the first Sunday in February.

Job hunting? Start here first

A year ago, an old buddy of mine lost his job. I commiserated, but assumed, since he was a computer guy, that he was aware that many companies have...