As noted in this article (October 2009 Unemployment Rate 10.20% – Chart of the Day) unemployment’s high. Too high. I was in the 10.2% for about a week, but as of next week I’m right back at it with the same client after they got a budget increase. Although I’m glad to return to work, what with the economy the way it is, I’m a little bit sad that my “break” only lasted about 7 days. It was a very productive break in almost every category (except, obviously, blogging). We made a trip to visit relatives, I got a lot of the paperwork related to our looming close on our new house done, and I even managed to surprise my son by picking him up from school on my bike.
So due to the busy week, I’ll fly through a few links:
- Relocating To End Unemployment: Ten Things To Consider: I didn’t specifically relocate to find work, but it’s not the worst idea. One of my colleagues at my client does this routinely. It’s tough to buy, sell, buy, sell (not to mention tough on his kids) but it might be better these days to be flexible.
- Best Ways To Invest Small Amounts of Money: If you get $100 extra dollars, I’m not sure I’d apply it to bad debt, but otherwise – solid tips. Invest in yourself – that’s never bad advice.
- Americans Not Ready for Retirement: In the category of “where are all of the 80 year olds going to work, exactly”?
- Energy Gal’s Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe: We make hummus from time to time, without the blender – I just use a fork, a bowl and lots of what the old-timers called “elbow juice.”
- College Savings Accounts for a Bad Economy
- Our Journey To Debt Freedom: Cresting The Hill
- Finding Time for Positive Change
- How to Save on Health Care Without Skimping on Quality
- When Money Doesn’t Matter
- How to Earn Income for the Rest of Your Life: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Annuities