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It Is All Too Easy to Accrue Debt After Job Loss

Finding out that you are losing your job can be a devastating blow. You may have intended to make a career out of your current profession, and now because of layoffs or another reason for your dismissal, you have found yourself back in the pool of trying to find employment. Understandably, you have worries.

Many people face job losses, which can easily cause serious issues, especially when it comes to your finances. You undoubtedly do not want to end up in a situation in which your lack of steady income causes you to accrue considerable debt, but this type of outcome is not uncommon.

How can you handle job loss?

Because suddenly losing your job can cause a panic, you may not know what to do. You may worry about numerous aspects of your life and your future. If you do find yourself in this type of predicament, you may think that you need to immediately start filling out any job application you can find. However, it may be better for you to take a moment to step back and assess your situation. Taking a breather for a short period of time may allow you to think logically.

Of course, you do not want to remain unemployed for too long or get used to the fact that you are not going to work. You may want to begin assessing your savings and other aspects of your financial situation to determine how long you may have until you find yourself in an unmanageable financial ordeal. 

Staying on top of your finances

Remaining aware of the state of your finances is vital during this time. Even if you find that your current savings and other funds will last you approximately six months, for example, it does not mean that you should wait six months to find another job. It is all too easy for debt to accrue after job loss and finding a job may be more difficult than you think.

If you do find yourself having a hard time finding a new job and your bills are starting to pile up, you may end up needing financial help. If the financial strain becomes too much and creditors start calling, you may not know where to turn. Many New Jersey residents who have faced similar circumstances as you have filed for bankruptcy in efforts to get their affairs back in order. You may also wish to consider this option if the need arises.

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    Firm Partner David Alan Ast has more than 25 years of experience helping people throughout northern New Jersey get a fresh start and move forward with their financial lives. He is committed to protecting the rights of his clients seeking debt relief.
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    Firm Partner Robert L. Schmidt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from Stockton State College in 1990. Three years later, he earned his Master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Business in Camden with a major in finance. Robert then acquired his J.D. from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 1997.
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