Advice For the Unemployed!

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Now that you are unemployed, finished cussing, crying and complaining, ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!

Yes, it’s a bitch being you, but millions of us are with you. You are NOT alone! Your next step and the best thing you can do for yourself is take a deep breath, step back, slow down, and take some time to enjoy this (hopefully short) time off! You deserve it. You paid for it with your taxes. Take at least a month to look at where you’ve been, where you’ve come from, and it might be a good idea to get a piece of paper and write down your options.

Since I have been unemployed since November 21, 2008, I’ve run the gamut as far as taking a look back at where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I want to be one year from now. Stay tuned, because I have some great advice for the unemployed, whether recently or you have been unemployed for a long time. Advice about cutting expenses, what to do with all this free time you have now, how to keep from going insane, and some serious things you need to consider for your future and the future of your family. Been there, done that!

This is something you need to do and CAN do immediately! It took me a few months to get up the nerve to do it, but here it is, laid out for you TODAY and that is cut unnecessary expenses like…

Cable television! You don’t NEED cable – you WANT cable! Cut ALL television out, except local channels, which are free. In my case here in Newport, Kentucky, that means I now get only a few channels; two most popular local channels, which you need for News, Traffic, and Weather. If I could get rid of these and save money, I would, because I can get News, Traffic, and Weather from the Internet!

The ONLY service I now pay for is my Broadband Internet Access, so my cable bill dropped from about $101.00 per month to $40 bucks – quite a cut!

If you find you absolutely cannot live without some sort of entertainment coming out of your idiot box (TV), then do what I did – buy the little box from Netflix for a one-time payment of $79.00. Join Netflix for $8.99 a month, which allows you to get one movie at a time through the mail, PLUS, you can stream movies INSTANTLY to your TV! I love it, and wouldn’t be without it. Yes, some of the movies in your “Instant Play” queue will be older movies but nearly every day, Netflix adds releases of more recent movies to the Instant availability section. Love ‘Bones’? What about X-Files? Andy Griffith? You can watch them for a month straight!

Next up? Where else can we cut expenses?

Jimmy was born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati area. He is a Medical Coding/Reimbursement Specialist, served 13 years in the United States Army, is a published author, and writes fiction, nonfiction, biographies! After 14 years with a major automotive aftermarket manufacturer/distributor, Jimmy found himself unemployed. He took some time off to think about his future, enrolled in a local technical college and embarked on a major career change. In the nearly two years since he was laid off, Jimmy learned some techniques to help you survive during these turbulent times and emerge a better person for having had the unpleasant experience of unemployment. He shares these with you!

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