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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.

What Unions Should Have Said in New Ad Campaign

Organized labor in the U.S. has been under sustained assault for some time; now, unions are fighting back with a major ad campaign designed to improve their image. Problem is, the centerpiece commercial mangles the message -- and misses the point.

Should the Rich Lose Their Social Security Benefits?

For millions of retired Americans, Social Security benefits barely beat earning the minimum wage, while rich retirees who don't need the money receive much larger checks. With the iconic safety net program in budget trouble, should the wealthy be forced to sacrifice those benefits?

Social Security Benefit Is Barely Minimum Wage

Good news: Retirees will get a 3.6% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2012 -- their first boost since 2009. Bad news: The average benefit is $1,229 a month, about the equivalent of working for minimum wage.

Delay the minimum wage increase?

With the economy in shambles, the timing for an increase in the federal minimum wage could not be more awkward.

The two sectors most likely to be...