WHEN IT ALL COMES CRASHING DOWN

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“When the machine breaks.”


WHEN IT’S GONE

We all dread the idea that we could lose our jobs. And considering most people live for their checks, you can understand the fear of those who do. Now, if you’re one of those blessed people who just happen to earn a little money to get you over, then count your lucky stars. But for most people, they need their job to survive. We never think to ourselves that we could lose our jobs. We go there everyday, with this idea that it could never be me. That is until your name is called. And the scary part about it, is that we have no way of stopping it. But how do you prepare for a situation that may never happen to you?

SAVE SAVE SAVE

You get your check and pay your bills, then you go out to eat or shopping. And you don’t realize throughout the year how much money you spend on miscellaneous items. And we don’t put much in savings. That is until the job is gone and now we are scrambling for ways to live. The average American only has enough money in their savings account to hold them over for a few weeks in case they lose their jobs. After that, most people are forced to sleep in the street. But is having a savings something you can truly dig in to when you need it? Are you really secure when you feel you’re secure? What if you’re unemployed for 6 months to a year? That is a stretch to be able to save for in the case you lose your job. And to build capital for the ability to live that long is not as easy as it seems.

A LITTLE SOMETHING ON THE SIDE

If you can find a way to make an additional $200, $300, or even $400 per week, it really helps. Now, how you’re going to do that is the hard part. But in our everyday lives, waste a lot of time doing nothing. With that nothing we can figure out how to make money doing something we enjoy. No amount of money is too small. It seems small in the paradigm of building it, but if something bad happens, you’ll be surprised what it can do for your life. Just keep in mind when you go to work, nothing, absolutely nothing is guaranteed. Never get too comfortable in this ever changing environment.


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SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY: CHOOSING A CAREER THAT BENEFITS THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU

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“How will it help the masses?”


servicing the people

When choosing a career that will be of some service to your community, know that you have to have a lot of patients and experience with people. The reason being is that you are going to have a lot of their lives in your hands. No matter if you’re a doctor working with patience, or a politician making decisions effecting the community. You better be ready to deal with people that you enjoy and don’t enjoy. And if you’re someone you want to be loved, you’re in a tough spot. Especially if you’re going to be a politician, where you’re going to be making promises that you know a lot of which won’t get passed because of the bureaucratic process. So be ready for frustration at its highest.

purpose

You want to have a career that services the people, then you need to be ready to ask yourself some questions. One of the biggest questions should be, “What is my reason for being in this role; a purpose?” And there has to be a purpose because most civil servants, which are people who service society the most make the least amount of money. So if the job is strictly about money, then you might want to reconsider taking on the job. Because the stress level is high and the payout is generally low. Now on the other hand, there are positions that pay quite well where you work with the public, such as a doctor.

job security

Depending upon the job, you could be looking at something that is recession proof and depression proof. That is being a doctor and a prison guard. People will always need doctors and always go to jail. Now, the job of a doctor is a lot less volatile than a corrections officer, and the pay is better. We all want to be secure in what we do, especially once we start having children and getting married. So choosing a career with some good benefits and pay is stable for them. Anything that requires you to build your own money versus receiving a check every two weeks is more risky. So stability is more rational to people.


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