economy_insert.gif(Reuters) — U.S. consumer sentiment slipped to its lowest in six months in March, as worries about declining stock prices and the health of the housing market shook consumer’s confidence in the economy, a report showed Friday.

Often times I hear economist talk about how solid the job market is these days but I get tons of mail each week from readers of my Your Career column on MSNBC.com from employees who feel anything but secure in their jobs and the job market in general. Most of them aren’t confident about their employment status and many wonder how they’ll be able to make ends meet if for what ever reason they’re out looking for a job. If you signed up for a risky home loan and your rate has recently skyrocketed, the concern over job security becomes even bigger.

So many people are living from paycheck to paycheck today. Why is that? Do you feel secure with your job, your bank account?

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