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Cutbacks. Downsizing. Layoffs. Burnout, quitting. Getting fired. No matter which situation you’re in, you’re back on the job hunt. And with the unemployment rate at 9.2%, you’re in the company of millions of Americans. In our money management roundup this week, we’ve compiled a list of articles and blog posts that look at various aspects of looking for a job, from the possibility of moving to social networking and simply taking a break.

1. If you’re looking for a job, you may be thinking that there are greener pastures in a neighboring city — or even one far, far away. The Simple Dollar explores whether or not moving for work is worth it.

2. Google+ is the new way to kick off your social life. But can it help your career? MSNBC looks at the pros and cons of this new social media in terms of giving job hunters a heads up.

3. When you’re self employed, there’s never a day off… or is there? Wisebread strategizes how even the most devoted owner can cut loose, if only for a weekend.

4. Saving for the future is an all-important financial goal, one made possible by spending wisely now. You can use a Roth IRA to get there, and Bible Money Matters tells you how.

5. What could possibly trump cushioning your emergency fund just a little bit more… one family tells their story on Invest It Wisely.

6. One is the loneliest number — and also the most expensive. The cost of singledom is laid out by Moneyville.

7. More expensive than being single is being a giant group of disagreeable people trying to force each person’s own agendas over the common good. And it’s costing a lot more than anyone wants to admit. The National Journal considers the new deal struck for dealing with the debt ceiling. It still needs work.

8. Eat farm-fresh food without having to dig in the dirt. You could go through a local CSA for a minimal price, or you could go through a corporately-owned CSA and pay top dollar, which is what Ultimate Money Blog did. See how that turned out.

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