unemployment

Does the ‘Save Six Months of Salary for Emergencies’ Rule Still Apply?

It’s a rule of thumb: You gotta have six months of salary on hand to handle whatever life throws at you — or rather, whatever life sneaks…

Unemployed, Single and Addicted: The Plight of the Modern American Working Man

As we’ve written about extensively here at MEL, America’s working-class men are in the midst of a genuine public health crisis. Between the loss of…

How to Get Over the Shame of Losing a Job

I can still picture the first time I was fired as if it happened an hour ago: I was working at a record store and…

The Trucking Industry Is Doing Whatever It Takes to Get Millennials Behind the Wheel

Thirty-two-year-old Allie Knight is the rarest of specimens: a female, millennial long-haul truck driver. “I always wanted to drive the biggest and best anything,” she…