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Christopher Johnston

In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

Christopher Johnston covers personal finance issues with a real life, human interest angle. He has written for American Theatre, Cleveland, Continental, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Editor & Publisher, Inside Business, The Plain Dealer, Progressive Architecture and Urban Design, among other publications.

Dealing with Debt While Unemployed

Managing Debt

Dealing with Debt While Unemployed

Dealing with Debt While Unemployed

The recent announcement that our national unemployment rate dipped 0.4 percent brings little relief or jubilation to the 9.0 percent of folks still unemployed. Some estimators believe a more accurate jobless mark is north of 20 percent, if you include all of the people who’ve moved into the underemployed ranks by replacing their $40,000+ per... Read More

Love and Money: When Tightwads Meet Spendthrifts

Personal Finance

Love and Money: When Tightwads Meet Spendthrifts

Love and Money: When Tightwads Meet Spendthrifts

Sometimes shopping can be a pain in the brain, says behavioral decision researcher Scott Rick, Ph.D. Or not. And the degree to which you anticipate the “pain of paying” is basically what determines whether you are a tightwad or a spendthrift. “People differ in the extent to which they have this distress reaction to spending... Read More

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