How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us

How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us - My Life, I Guess

Throughout this blog and social media, I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I really struggled after being laid off back in April of 2014. How I struggled for over 2 years to find a full-time job. How working a part-time, minimum wage job in my 30s affected my mental health. And, of course, how I struggled financially after my personal income was cut by over 75%. But I...

Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired

Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired - My Life, I Guess

Unemployment insurance, employment insurance, social security, job seekers allowance – no matter what you call it, having to rely on it is never ideal. It means that you have lost your job. And that usually means you’ve also lost a big source of your income, if not your only source. Even if you know your job is about to come to an end due to seasonal work or the end...

Do You Feel As If Your Job Is Crushing Your Soul?

Image Credit It’s 7 in the morning and your alarm clock rings! You wake up bleary-eyed, and resisting the temptation to throw the blasted thing across the room again (remembering the window you accidentally smashed last time), you stumble out of bed with a sorrowful heart. You keep telling yourself that you should be glad to have a job in the first place. Many people don’t. But that sick feeling...

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates, there’s probably someone close to you that’s either looking for a new job or looking for a better one. Giving them a thoughtful, practical gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need or that would help them out the most, depending on their situation. Here are some practical gift ideas for the unemployed person...