How to Handle Getting Laid-Off Without Warning

Getting laid-off without any prior warning can be devastating. You must deal with a wide range of emotions after hearing the news, and you have to plan for the future. You might be upset, but you cannot let your emotions control your reaction. Here are some practical steps you can take when facing this uncertain situation.

5 Tips to Manage House Payments While You’re Unemployed

While you may not look forward to going to work every morning, it does provide the income that you need to make the mortgage payment. However, if you are out of work, it doesn’t mean that you should immediately look to sell the family home. The best solution is to plan ahead and pay into an emergency fund which optimally should cover 6 months of living expenses. But what if you weren’t that farsighted? Here are some ways to manage the mortgage payment until you can get back to work:

Housing Relief for Those Underwater or Unemployed

For many people across the country, being unemployed and underwater on their mortgage appears like a never ending hole. Not only are you unemployed, but you owe more than your house is worth. Although recently the housing market has begun stabilizing, there are still countless people who are in financial distress due to unemployment and owing more […]

6 Basic Budgeting Tips for the Unemployed

Across the United States today, more than nine percent of adults are unemployed. Without a job, you might be receiving benefits from the government or living off of savings. Either way, you will be on a limited budget. Even small expenses can add up, taking away from your security and your finances. If you are […]