ERIC Number: ED396083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Financial Survival between Jobs. Pocket Job Series No. 6.
This book is the sixth in a series of six pocket-sized books written for career changers and laid-off workers. Each book is written at a 7th- to 10th-grade reading level and contains examples, hands-on self-discovery exercises, and step-by-step advice for a successful job search. This book provides information on financial survival between jobs--budgeting, dealing with creditors, making money quickly, and keeping an upbeat attitude. Chapter 1 offers suggestions for dealing with job loss. Chapter 2 on risk explores assessing one's risk, calculating net worth and current ratio, and lifestyle versus peace of mind. Chapter 3 considers an unemployment timeline, troubleshooting, and making a budget. Chapter 4 describes a strategy for survival that includes reducing expenses, increasing income, and substitutes for medical insurance. Ten financial mistakes common to job seekers are listed. Chapter 5 discusses safeguards for the future--budgeting for the new job, setting lifetime financial goals, savings, and recognizing the danger signs of financial trouble. Chapter 6 offers suggestions for less expensive alternatives for vacations and travel, holidays and gift-giving, and entertaining. Other contents include a list of 7 national resource organizations for print resources and advice, a list of 10 helpful books for job seekers, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Career Change, Career Education, Health Insurance, Income, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Midlife Transitions, Money Management, Risk Management, Underemployment, Unemployment
Prototype Career Press, 626 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 ($2.95 plus shipping, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 561-565.