Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 3: Eliminate expenses


by Lisa Thompson If trimming your budget as described in Your Income Decreased. Now what? - Part 2 isn’t enough, then it’s time to make some tough decisions. What can you live without? It’s not something any of us want to consider, but unemployment or a drop in income may mean cutting some current expenses entirely. … Continue reading Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 3: Eliminate expenses

Life Interrupted – Suddenly Disabled


by Kathy Kirchoff Becoming disabled can be a major, life-changing event that affects you and your family. Suddenly things are different, and your life may not be as you pictured it. You may need to switch directions.   The Emotional Roller-coaster   Depression and feelings of disappointment, worthlessness, frustration, anger, resentment, and uncertainty are common … Continue reading Life Interrupted – Suddenly Disabled

Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 2: Reduce your expenses


by Lisa Thompson Now that you’ve taken a magnifying glass to your finances in Your Income Decreased. Now what? - Part 1, you need to figure out where you can cut back on the services you purchase. This may mean switching to a more basic service or a different service company entirely. Examine each expense … Continue reading Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 2: Reduce your expenses

Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 1: Take stock of your finances


by Lisa Thompson When you become unemployed or experience an unexpected decrease in your income, one of the first things that races into your head is “how am I going to pay my bills?” Even if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, it probably will not cover all your current expenses. It’s important to come … Continue reading Your Income Decreased. Now what? – Part 1: Take stock of your finances

Unemployment: This is Going to Hurt – a Lot. Part 2


by Kathy Kirchoff There is a new "normal" with the current economy.  And it’s especially hard if you’re unemployed. While Unemployment: This is Going to Hurt - a Lot. Part 1 described about how job loss affects all workers emotionally and financially regardless of age, part 2 will help you navigate the uncertainties of your … Continue reading Unemployment: This is Going to Hurt – a Lot. Part 2

Maintain Your Self-Worth While Unemployed


by Tom Melander “You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.”  --Eldridge Cleaver   In my last post, I concluded that we must face the possibility that unemployment might remain high for another year or more, and even when the job market improves, we will continue to face increased competition from … Continue reading Maintain Your Self-Worth While Unemployed

3 Year-End Resources to Help Career Explorers


by Denise Felder Warning: Blatant promotion of ISEEK projects ahead -- but these make great holiday gifts for the career explorers in your life.   2010 MnCareers Grab copies of the 2010 edition of MnCareers before they are gone. This award-winning annual publication is your only comprehensive, printed guide to Minnesota job search, education, and … Continue reading 3 Year-End Resources to Help Career Explorers