Tag: unemployment

Should You Give an Employer Two Weeks Notice?

Recently I was talking with my nephew about his job working at a cookie manufacturer in the midwest. I asked, “How is your job at Cookie Company Inc?” “Ah yeah, I kind of quit that job. I put in my two-week notice and handed it to my boss and he said yea this isn’t necessary. …

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Living on One Income – Part 2

A couple years ago, I shared how my wife left a good job in healthcare due to some health issues. It was a difficult time for us because we were used to getting her income – and so the adjustments took some time to adapt to. But, after some time away from work, my wife decided to re-enter the …

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How Long Could You Live Without a Paycheck?

Back in 2012 Huffington Post reported that two thirds of American households are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Quoting the results of a survey from the American Payroll Association, they reported that 68% of households would find it “somewhat difficult or very difficult if their paychecks were delayed for a week”. Are you one of the majority who …

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What Do I Do When My Unemployment Benefits Run Out?

CNN Money recently ran a feature of folks whose unemployment benefits expired – and shared their stories of how they were making ends meet without them. It was very humbling to read what they’ve had to do and how they are managing. Many of us have gone through a period of unemployment ourselves and know …

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Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?

Okay, okay – here is our first and LAST Presidential Election post for you. And, you can take that promise to the bank! We aren’t here to tell you who to vote for – but we’d love to offer a few things to think about when you go to the polls (not, that you asked). …

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8 tips for the unemployed

In 2001, just weeks before 9/11, I was let go from my job at a large design firm. It was a shocking experience and one I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Today there are many folks in the same predicament I was in. While unemployed, I did learn a few things that I want to pass …

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