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Life and money

How to survive a lost job

Downsizing, cut backs, layoffs -- doesn't matter what it's called. When the pink slip comes your way, it stinks. During the transition, you'll want to rethink your finances. Our experts offer advice for this unsettling time.

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It happened to me . . .
What to do when the pink slip lands on your desk
PLUS:How to save money when you are down and out
 
Cultivate your investments . . .
IRA rollovers, Evaluate your investment vehicles, Tax-smart moves with your 401(k)
 
Organize your finances . . .

What's your spending style?, Create a 'spending plan', Dump those banking fees, A budget worksheet

 
And those monthly bills . . .

Take charge of your mortgage, Evaluate credit card debts, Health insurance for the unemployed, Organize credit card due dates, Tips for avoiding credit card late fees

 
Saving tips . . .
25 ways to save every day, Saving tips for a simplier life
 
Calculators . . .

How's my credit?, What will it take to pay off my credit card?, The real cost of your debt, True cost of paying the minimum

 
-- Posted: Aug. 13, 2001
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