unemployment

Anthony Davis, Working Class Hero

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have employers actively want to hire you? You know, rather than the sweaty groveling most of us do whenever we…

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…