Instead of putting out yet another tired reiteration of a “recession-proof” job list, I’m going to give you a list of jobs people will always need. If things got as bad as they could get, these five jobs would be the last to go. Considering our circumstances, that’s some decent insurance.… Read More


2 out of 6 of their so-called “recession-proof” jobs actually were. One of those is at risk. That’s a 33 percent batting average at best. Not good odds. Funny thing? I haven’t been able to find any “recession-proof” job lists for 2009. Check out this list and see which ones are actually doing as well as predicted.… Read More


The California state government will begin laying off 20,000 government workers starting today in an effort to respond to falling tax revenues and a $42-billion budget deficit. So, it’s time to face the facts: government jobs are not secure. Government jobs, in the end, are paid for with taxpayer money. When a recession hits, taxpayer money goes down. The result: government jobs are just as vulnerable as other jobs. It just takes a little while longer.… Read More


The U.S. job market is going to be awful nationwide, with an estimated 2.7 million jobs to be lost this year. Some states, however, will take a smaller hit than others… if you live in one of the harder hit states and you’re looking for a change of scenery, consider one of these top ten states for jobs in 2009.… Read More


If you have been wondering about how the recession is going to affect your state, check out this list of the worst 10 states for job losses in 2009. It may be time to either relocate to Colorado or strengthen your resume. Things are about to get rough…… Read More


The awful truth that should be dawning on us right now is that the institutions we trust to provide us with stability and prosperity are flawed and frail. When it comes down to it, we cannot rely on government, companies, banks, or markets to save us, as much as we’ve come to depend on them. Who can we rely on? Ourselves.… Read More


Where is the repeat of the recession that crippled the nation in the early eighties? Where are the unemployment lines stretching around the block? Have we really averted the Great Depression: the Sequel?… Read More


With a doozy of a recession upon us, this may seem like the worst time to put your precious time and money into going back to school for a degree. Contrary to that intuition, however, going back to school can give you an unlikely shelter in the recession storm. Here are five reasons why.… Read More


In the last few weeks, I have noticed a troubling trend. It could just be my recession-phobic imagination, but it looks like the good jobs are disappearing. Sure, you can always find a job as a customer service rep in some call center or as a security guard scanning irate travelers at the airport. But what is happening to all the jobs for people who are looking for high salaries and challenging tasks?… Read More