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Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Unemployment

Using crisis budgeting during tight financial times

Unexpected events can happen to any of us without warning. The world is an imperfect place: cars break down, people get laid off or injured, pets get hurt…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg sometimes. And out of 280 of

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Job Loss

Emergency Savings: How to save and when to use it

We’ve been told time and time again we should have 3-6 months of income saved in the event of a financial emergency, but how do we save that money? And furthermore, when is it okay to use emergency savings? Jump

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Posted in Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Savings, Unemployment

Ideas for increasing income

Short on cash right now or do you have a big expense coming up like property taxes or a home/vehicle repair? Here is a list of ideas to help you increase income temporarily or permanently. Remember: not everything will work

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Posted in Job Loss, Motivational

Transitioning from Survival to Success

You can reduce stress and financial uncertainty brought on by job loss or reductions in income by focusing on the financial aspects that ARE under your control.  Transition from survival to success with these five key actions, ten questions to ask

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Posted in Budgeting, Job Loss, LSS Financial Counseling
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