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If your designation is wrong, you could lose out on some key benefits.

What to Do When You Get Laid Off

We spoke to experts to find out key unemployment don'ts you can avoid, and dos to get you on the right career track.

Do I Qualify for Unemployment? How to Tell If You're Eligible

Being out of a job is never easy, but unemployment benefits can make lean times less stressful.

Smarting From a Shrunken Paycheck? 5 Tips to Soften the Blow

The expired payroll tax cut means all our paychecks just got a bit smaller. Here's how to manage on a tighter budget.

Saving for Retirement? Simple Steps to Get Started

Saving for retirement is an essential part of good personal finance--but it can also be very confusing. Here are some helpful tips on getting started.

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Negotiating 101

Ready to get your next pay raise? Here's how to increase your earning potential like a professional--because that's what you are.

10 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Negotiating

No need to be scared of negotiating! We answer all your questions so you can get the salary you deserve.



I Want to Fill Out My W-4 Withholding Form

Correctly fill out your withholding form so that, come April, you'll be in an ideal situation: You won't owe a lot in taxes, nor get a big refund.

I Want to Get Set Up at My New Job

Start your new job off on the right foot. Learn how best to set up your direct deposit, handle your benefits and more.

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