What You Shouldn’t Do After a Layoff

March 31, 2014

You’ve cleaned out your office and moved everything back home. There’s some severance pay coming and unemployment should start before too long. Now you have all the time in the world. What you do with that time – and what you avoid doing with it – will make all the difference in how quickly you […]

How Peer-to-Peer Sites Can Help You Borrow Money

March 24, 2014

One of the most difficult situations you can find yourself in is when have lost your job, or your hours are dramatically cut. In some cases, you might be looking for a way to extend your emergency fund, or get a little help as you look for a new job. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sites can […]

How to Keep Your Skills Sharp When You’re Between Jobs

March 17, 2014

One of the hardest things to explain to potential employers is a gap in employment. It’s especially difficult if you have a skills gap. Even if you don’t have a “real” job in your field, it’s important to let potential employers know that you’ve been keeping your skills your sharp, and that you are a […]

What You Should Know About Unemployment Insurance

March 10, 2014

When you lose your job, one of the first things you should do is apply for unemployment insurance benefits if you qualify. This is because unemployment benefits can provide you with a bit of income to help your family along while you are without work. Even if you have an emergency fund, it makes sense […]

6 Tools to Help You Pay Off Debt and Reach Your Goals

March 3, 2014

At the beginning of this year, many made financial resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions made by Money Smart Life readers, as well as people all over the world, is to pay off debt. If you want to pay off debt and become financially free, there are a number of tools that can help you […]