Losing a Job: Ten Things You Can Do to Make It Less Painful — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

photo_11260_20100107Unemployment rates continue to frighten most anyone who is watching. People are losing jobs, and it can be horribly difficult to find a new one, especially one that approaches the salary and benefits of an earlier one.  Times are different and they are difficult.

One of my favorite legal self-help publishers has an article I’m running in a series starting today, and continuing on Tuesday 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9.

This is the introduction to the body of the article:

Ways to keep a job loss from becoming a financial disaster.

Losing a job is never easy. Even if you receive severance pay, you face an imminent loss of income, not to mention health insurance and other benefits. And because job searches often take several months, you may go through a period of unemployment.

Keep in mind that losing your job does not equal financial disaster. Below, you’ll find a list of immediate actions you can take to make your transition easier. Some involve conserving your resources; others involve developing new sources of income. All will help you maintain your financial health through this difficult time.

Reprinted with permission from the publisher, Nolo, Copyright 2009, Nolo

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