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Tips to Take Care of Expenses If You Lose Your Job

by Andrew Lupid Consultant
Whether your employer has decided to lay you off or you resigned to move towards a better opportunity, the biggest setback can be the financial instabilities that losing a job can bring upon you. You may have a number of expenses like rent, EMI, bills, etc, for which you may depend on your monthly salary. Even if you lose or leave your job, such basic payments need to be made. Therefore, it is important that you figure out alternative ways of dealing with such expenses.

It is not possible to create a financial plan designed for long term since life is not a monotonous journey without any twists and turns. There will be various turns such as job, marriage, children, retirement etc in your life which will often trigger changes in your financial plan. In addition, you may also face speed bumps such as job loss, which will demand even more careful handling. Apart from making a detailed planning, there are several ways that can be followed to take care of your expenses when you lose your job.

Live Within Your Means

Cutting your expenses and living well below your means is the first step that should be taken care of when you lose your job. You can also consider moving temporarily to a place where you will not have to pay rent, such as with your parents, relatives or friends. It will help you save from paying the rent. You can have the deposit back from the landlord and use it to meet the expenditures that cannot be avoided. You may have to compromise on your freedom and luxury for a while, but it will help you to save a lot of expenses.

If You Have Too Many Loans Then Renegotiate

You cannot avoid the loans that you already have. They become a part of your monthly expenditures. Things can turn worse when you lose a job and you might not be able to pay your EMIs on time. If you are in such a situation, it is advisable that you talk to the lenders and try to renegotiate the terms of your loans. Explain your situation and the lender might reduce your monthly installments as well as extend the loan duration. Though the loan will get stretched out, you will be saved from paying high monthly installments until your find a new job.

Consider Taking Up Freelance Jobs

There are innumerable websites that offers freelancing opportunities today. You can search for such websites and find a freelancing job that suits your profile. You can also look out for part-time opportunities. At times, you can do two part-time jobs and easily earn quite well before you find a full-time employment.

Limit Your Investments

Another way to take care of your expenses when you lose your job is to discontinue your investments for a while. A continuous investment in the stock market is not a wise thing to do especially when you have no fixed monthly income.

Avoid Overspending

Try to stay away from unnecessary expenses and overspending. No matter how much you are tempted, resist your cravings. When you have lost your job, you should focus on prioritizing your expenses and leave out those that are not urgent or absolutely unnecessary.

Maintain A Strict Budget

You may already have a monthly budget that you were following. But now that you do not have a job to handle your expenses, you should be strict with the budget. Take out some time and re-draw your budget depending on your current situation and restrict your spending wherever possible.

Build An Emergency Fund

For any unpredictable circumstances such as a job loss you should build an emergency fund. For building such fund you can use your final settlement money or sell things that you do not need or use anymore. You can organize a yard sale to get rid of such clutter and make some extra cash during hard times.

Right after you have lose your job, taking care of your expenses can be difficult at the very beginning, but with a little bit of planning it will be absolutely easy for you to get through this period of unemployment.


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