11 Things to Do When You’ve Lost Your Job

11 things to do when you've lost your jobThere’s no doubt about it: it sucks when you’ve lost your job. Job loss is stressful under normal times, and even more so with everything going on right now. We’re living in some unusual times, to say the least.

So what can you do when you lose your job?

First, whether or not you have emergency savings to fall back on, tuck these scary feelings away for the future. Because you can use them later to completely change your life for the better. (Long term unemployment was what got me off the path of debt to a very positive place. I used how I felt during that time as motivation to do everything I could to never be in that position again.)

I won’t lie to you: Dealing with job loss is going to be hard. But you can get through it.

Meanwhile, what can you do in the short term if you’re in the US? Here are 11 things to look at doing when you’ve lost your job.
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19 Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

19 things to do when you're bored at homeNo one likes to be stuck inside, but on the plus side, it could be a great way to spend less while still keeping busy.

(You could use any savings from not going out to bulk up your emergency fund or pay down debt, for example.)

With that said, here are 19 free or mostly-free things to do when you’re bored at home.

1. Borrow and enjoy digital books, audiobooks, and movies.

Your local public library is at your fingertips anytime of the day or night when you use the OverDrive app. You can use it alone or in combination with the Kindle app, on all kinds of devices. If you are a reader, listener, or watcher, you will love having thousands of choices for free.
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How To Save Money When You Can’t Afford To

How to save money when you can't afford toRecurring subscriptions, impulse shopping, eating out — it’s easy to get stuck in the habit of overspending. Getting out of this rut and learning how to save money, especially when you can’t afford to, may seem impossible.

Except it’s not.

With a few changes, you can trim your expenses, get out of debt, and start to save money.

Here’s how.
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How I Paid Off $60,000 of Student Loans (And Bought Two Houses)

How I paid off $60K and bought two houses written above block houses and toy forklift unloading the blocks that spell out loan.This is a guest post by Financial Wolves, a blog about making money with side hustles to help you achieve financial freedom. It’s the story of how they paid off student loans while also investing in real estate.

Paying off student loans is a long journey that can feel like a roller coaster ride. Some days you feel like you are making massive progress. Other days feel like you have too far to go, so what’s the point?

But the point is obvious: Flexibility and freedom. Student loans cripple your ability on a monthly basis to do the things you actually want to do.

I’m starting to believe the government loves student loans because it forces people to work. You become enslaved to working because you need to, not because you want to. Student loans limit people from doing what they love to do work wise.

For example, what happens if you get burned out working in your job? Well, if you have student loans you have few options to simply take time off or switch careers.

For me, that was the ah-ha moment that sparked a massive urgency to payoff my $60,000 of student loans as fast as possible.
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