10 States with the Most People Living on Edge of Financial Ruin

Across America today, millions of people are unable to save for even short-term emergencies -- but in some places, people have it worse than others. Business Insider reveals the states where residents are the least able to cope with unexpected money troubles.

Financially on Track by 30? For Too Many, It's a Pipe Dream

By the time we hit the big 3-0, we expect our lives will be on track: Careers under way, finances under control, and perhaps even a partner to share the journey with. But the downturn has knocked millions of early 30-somethings off the track they expected to follow.

Why Jobs are Essential to the Economy

Americans who are unemployed or underemployed are three times as likely to fall behind on their bills as those who are fully employed, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Main Street Doesn't Buy Wall Street's 'Recovery'

If stocks are rising, many Wall Street gurus take it as evidence that the economy is improving. Yet even though the S&P 500 has soared 80% from its March 2009 lows, 70% of Americans don't believe the recession is over. Is Main Street's grasp on reality firmer than Wall Street's? Let's look at the data:

U.S. Job Market Suffers Another Bruising Month

With nation stuck in job drought -- adding just 71,000 new private sector jobs -- more pressure will be on the Federal Reserve to do what it can to stimulate an economy that's operating well below its potential. One puzzle: How to create jobs in a period of soaring productivity?

Find an odd job online

Unfortunately for the underemployed, working odd jobs can be a way of earning a living, or at least part of a digg_url =...

Job Growth at Last: 162,000 Added to Payrolls

March was a fairly good month for employment growth after all, as the economy added 162,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. It was the biggest U.S. employment rise since March 2007, when the economy added 239,000 jobs.

Good Jobs for Everyone:
A Thing of the Past?

After suffering through unemployment for weeks, many workers are accepting temporary jobs that move them from the unemployed into the little discussed "underemployed" category. It may be that dealing with being underemployed may be the price workers pay to set themselves up for full-time jobs as the economy expands.

What's the "Real" Jobless Rate?

Although it seems like toting up the numbers should be fairly straightforward, it turns out to be a complicated calculation, thanks to several inherent difficulties. For starters, unemployment is a snapshot of a moving target.