Living Paycheck to Paycheck?February 9th, 2015
Many middle-class Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
If you’re one of these Americans, losing your job can be a very scary thought.
If you do lose your job, here are some suggestions to help make sure you don’t wind up in serious financial trouble.
1. Start putting together an Emergency Fund – bit by bit, dollar by dollar, until you have at least 6 months of living expenses put away.
You may want to consider selling things you own, but don’t really need, on eBay to help build your emergency fund.
eBay Web article: Another man’s Treasure! Sell your trash & clutter
TIP: You can use the Library’s public PCs to create auction listings on eBay.
2. Create or update your resume so that you can begin searching for a new job quickly.
TIP: Visit the “Jobs” Neighborhood on the 2nd floor of the Library near the Reference Desk for books on resumes, how to write a cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, how to choose a new career, and more.
Be sure to ask a friendly Curtis Librarian for assistance!
3. Start your own side business – New books on entrepreneurship / home businesses are being added to the Curtis Money collection every month.
TIP: “The Simple Dollar” website has a list of 50 Side Businesses You Can Start On Your Own.
NOTE: The Curtis Library has resources to support many types of small businesses.
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.
— Denzel Washington