How do you survive being unemployed? I’ve got some sound money strategies for you if you’re unemployed, furloughed, or think you might be in the future. This is based on our experience — we have 4 layoffs between my husband and I in the last decade.

Popular Articles to Help Deal with Money when Unemployed:

How to Survive Unemployment

Health Insurance Without a Job – What We Did

How to Prepare for a Furlough

Making the Jump to Self Employment

How to Go from Two Incomes to One

 

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Blogging and Writing Full-Time: One Month Update

One of the most bizarre moments in Downtown Abbey for me was when the baffled Dowager Countess of Grantham—who has never worked a day in her life—asks, “What is a weekend?” For us working folk, the weekend marks the ending of 40+ hours…
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How to Go from Two Incomes to One - Preparing to Go to One Income

Preparing to go from two incomes to one - either because you need to, or because you want to? I'm going to share with you real life examples, plus how to go from two incomes to one. Over the years of tuning into financial shows such as Gail…
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Blogging and Writing Full-Time: Financial Changes to Come

Over a year ago when I finally allowed myself to “stand in my truth” as Suze says, I told my husband what I had been secretly chewing over for months. Admitting my desire to pursue writing full-time lifted a huge wave of anxiety off of me,…
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I Have Chosen to Chance the Rapids: Taking My Writing Full-Time

Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides - Garth Brooks I’ve done something incredibly brave, something I never thought I would have the courage to do even though I often imagined it in the four corners of my dreams: I quit…
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7 Ways I am Working Smarter

When I first heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder”, I dismissed it as business jargon for “work harder for us with no extra pay”. My cynicism did not allow me to see its potential in my own life. Since starting this blog in 2009…
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The 7 Links Project: My 7 Links

I was nominated by 101 Centavos and Sustainable Personal Finance to take part in The 7 Links Project, a blog meme. It’s a chance for me to dredge up some articles from the past and match them to 7 different categories, as well as to nominate…