How to Survive and Thrive Following a Layoff

Tips and pointers to help you through the days, months and sometimes years after a job loss.

Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events and staying positive while looking for a new one can be challenging. Constant worry about how you will pay your bills take over your mind; and shame, anger, betrayal and other emotions may even come into play. Still, all is not lost in a job loss. In fact, it may be the opportunity for you and your family to pull together and implement some financial planning. You may even find better paying or more satisfying work – you just need a plan to weather the income dry spell.

Regardless of the time it might take to find another job, it’s important to put a plan in place, just in case.

Here are some financial strategies to help you survive a layoff.

Job search strategies

Searching for a job can be stressful and can be a very anxiety producing experience, but there are ways to keep sane during the job hunting process.

Stay healthy both physically and financially

A layoff, a job loss or even a pay cut can have devastating effects on our personal and financial health. Work is a major part of our identities, and not having a job can be frightening, even traumatic. If you’ve been unemployed for a while and need help sorting out your finances, our certified credit counselors may be able to help. Call Consolidated Credit at or request a free Debt & Budget Analysis online.

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