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How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

Thomas Barwick | Digital vision | Getty Images Many families struggle to come up with money when faced with an unexpected $400 expense. This lack of emergency savings may force them to borrow money at high interest rates to pay for the surprise expense, putting their financial security at risk. Congress now has a window …

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For pension system changes proposed to Congress via 'Secure 2.0', December is do-or-die time

For pension system changes proposed to Congress via ‘Secure 2.0’, December is do-or-die time

Samuel Corum | Getty Images News | Getty Images For supporters of Congressional proposals aimed at improving the American retirement system, these few weeks promise to be difficult. Lawmakers return to Washington next week to complete the so-called lame session – the legislative period between the midterm elections and the new Congress, which begins Jan. …

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America faces possible railroad strike in two weeks after biggest union rejects labor deal |  CNN Business

America faces possible railroad strike in two weeks after biggest union rejects labor deal | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — America faces a growing risk of a crippling nationwide freight rail strike in two weeks. Rank and file members of the country’s largest rail union, which represents drivers in the industry, have rejected a tentative labor agreement with the freight railways, the union announced on Monday. The country’s second-largest railway …

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You've been fired - now what?  Here are 3 steps to follow if you lose your job

You’ve been fired – now what? Here are 3 steps to follow if you lose your job

Srdjanpav | E+ | Getty Images The layoffs at tech giants Twitter and Meta this week affected thousands of people – and they’re just the latest examples of a downsizing trend that was already happening in the industry. The news has shed light on employee rights in mass termination situations. Although downsizing laws vary by …

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