Are you ready to lose your job?

Most of the important steps you need to take to handle a job loss happen before you lose your job. Here are those steps. A few years ago, I was let go from my full-time job. It had nothing to … Read MoreRead More

America back to normal: Compassion fatigue and the end of unemployment benefits

As the pandemic rages and unemployment benefits are ending, I talk about how to view the situation and what you can do for yourself. In March 2020, in response to this new pandemic that was causing people to get uncontrollably … Read MoreRead More

It’s time to create your own unemployment insurance

If you’re employed, you have the option to create your own unemployment insurance that’s even more flexible than what you get through work. Some people don’t seem to understand what “getting unemployment” is all about. Unemployment is a kind of … Read MoreRead More

How to lose $600 a week and still survive

Millions of people who depend on unemployment just lost $600 in wages per week. Here are some tips on how to cope with a massive income loss. If you’re reading this from a place outside of the U.S., or from … Read MoreRead More

Dark waiting

One day, you too may not receive a paycheck. Here’s how to prepare.

Unless you live under a rock (and even rocks seem to have good WiFi these days), you know that as of the time of writing, the United States is undergoing the longest partial government shutdown in history. About 800,000 federal … Read MoreRead More