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Inflation, Interest Rates and Jobs: How Today's Economy Compares to Recessions of the Past

Inflation, Interest Rates and Jobs: How Today's Economy Compares to Recessions of the Past

Leading indicators show a strong chance of recession, but how do today's numbers stack up with economic slowdowns in the past?

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What Gen Z Needs to Know About Surviving a Recession

What Gen Z Needs to Know About Surviving a Recession

Five millennials share the most important financial and career lessons they learned during the Great Recession.

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What the Heck Is Happening With the Job Market? All Your Biggest Employment-Related Questions

What the Heck Is Happening With the Job Market? All Your Biggest Employment-Related Questions

Recession fears, interest rate hikes, salary negotiations, layoffs -- here's what to know about the confusing job market.

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We're here to help. Reach out to Farnoosh Torabi and CNET Money editors with your recession questions at recessionhelp@cnet.com.

Should You Buy a Home in 2022? 3 Factors to Consider

Should You Buy a Home in 2022? 3 Factors to Consider

Higher interest rates and lack of inventory will continue to present a challenge for homebuyers.

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Whether This Is a Recession or Not, Protect Your Finances Now. Here's How

Whether This Is a Recession or Not, Protect Your Finances Now. Here's How

Help safeguard your finances ahead of more challenging times.

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Homeowners Seek HELOC Loans to Unlock Equity, As the Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Homeowners Seek HELOC Loans to Unlock Equity, As the Fed Hikes Interest Rates

With refinancing becoming increasingly expensive, some experts think 2022 could be a record year for HELOCs.

Losing a Job Is Scary. Take These 7 Steps to Safeguard Your Financial Future

Losing a Job Is Scary. Take These 7 Steps to Safeguard Your Financial Future

Getting laid off hurts, but plot your next move so you can go forward successfully.

Investing Is Tricky in a Bear Market: 5 Tips to Help New Investors Get Started

Investing Is Tricky in a Bear Market: 5 Tips to Help New Investors Get Started

A smart investment strategy can help you hedge against inflation and secure your future.

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