Chances are you either have gotten laid off or will sometime in your career. These days, it seems like there aren’t too many jobs and companies that are immune to layoffs, and it always feels like they happen at the worst time possible.
I know, I’ve been there myself. I know the sheer terror you feel when you’re facing being laid off and not sure what the future holds. If I can breathe a sigh of relief into you at all…just know it really is going to be ok.
Getting laid off can bring a welcome change though if we’re going to spin a positive here. It can be a chance to launch a new career direction or to start a business idea that you’ve been sitting on.
Regardless, there are some money decisions you need to think about when you’re laid off.
On This Podcast Episode:
- What do you need to know about your health insurance plan
- What about all the other perks like life insurance and disability insurance?
- Time to think about your 401(k) options as well and tally up those matching funds
- Why getting laid off might be opportunity you need to change your career path – just be smart with your severance
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Shannah Compton Game is a podcast host and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER of the top-rated Millennial Money podcast. Millennial Money has over 6-million downloads in 164 countries. Shannah’s years of experience as a skilled Certified Financial Planner have set her on a mission to revolutionize how people think, act, and feel about their finances…and have some fun doing so.