Beth Kobliner

Beth Kobliner appears in the following:

Backstabbing Up in Down Economy

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Incivility in the workplace is an unfortunate side effect of the recession, where jobs are scarce and everyone is aiming to hold on to whatever work they have. Takeaway contributor Be...


When Taking Time Off Is Good For Business

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

American culture has always valued high worker productivity; it’s hard to encourage people in the U.S. to take time off from work. But one company thinks it can make more money by for...

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Workplace Gender Balance Shifting

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, we're soon likely to see a major shift in the gender balance of the working world. As early as this November, it's projected that for the first ti...

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Will Move For Work

Thursday, September 17, 2009

As the unemployment rate climbs, more people are having to relocate in order to find work. Almost 20% of Americans who took new jobs in July moved in order to get them. The Takeaway's...


Electronic Footprints: What Your Messages Say about You

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Call it Big Brother or call it being a conscientious employer, but there's a new kind of software that monitors your use of email and online messaging: how many messages you send, how...

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Being Literally Sick of the Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2009

For our Thursday work segment, we're talking about how work, or the lack of it, puts a strain on mental health. Some health experts say that stress from a recession can negatively imp...


Credit Card Reform Act in Effect Today

Friday, August 21, 2009

The first phase of the "Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009" goes into effect this week. While some major provisions of the law won't kick in...

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Why You Might Start a Business in a Recession

Thursday, August 20, 2009

With so much talk about the ailing economy, it may not seem like the best time to start a new business,  but in our weekly work segment we look at some reasons why it might make sense...


Economy Hits Older Workers Hard

Monday, August 10, 2009

14.5 million Americans are out of work due to the worst recession since the Great Depression. All age groups are feeling the pain of the recession, but for 44-55 year olds, it's even ...

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Furloughs Increase as Companies Cut Costs

Monday, July 27, 2009

Taking an extended vacation sounds like a dream, except when time off is involuntary and unpaid. To cut costs, more employers are implementing mandatory leaves from work, commonly kno...


Getting to the Altar Without Going Broke

Monday, July 06, 2009

A multi-million-dollar industry has been pushing brides to spend more and more money in the search for a "perfect day." But now the average amount spent on weddings is beginning to go...

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[Web Special] Live Q&A with Beth Kobliner

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

We had a live online Question and Answer session with Beth Kobliner, author of "Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties." Click through for the full t...


All is Forgiven? New Student Loan Repayment Plan

Monday, June 29, 2009

Roughly 50 percent of all college graduates leave school with what can be years' of student loan debt. But relief is in sight. On July 1, a new income-based repayment plan goes into ...


A Teenager's So-Called Financial Life

Friday, May 29, 2009

The economic downturn is making life harder than usual for teenagers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate among teens is 21.7 percent — the highest rate...


Charge! Credit Card Reform and Consumers

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A bill to reform the practices of credit card companies is likely to end up on President Obama's desk before Memorial Day. So what's in this bill, and what does it mean for the averag...

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Mom, Is My Bedroom Still Available? Life After College

Friday, May 15, 2009

All week in our series Pomp in these Circumstances, we've been looking at life after graduation. Many young adults will be going out into the real world, trying to get jobs and to liv...