Maintaining Financial Stability Through Big Life Changes – Episode 117

Maintaining Financial Stability Through Big Life Changes – Episode 117

We all experience transitions in our lives; some foreseen, others unforeseen and while these changes impact our whole personhood, we want to explore how to sustain financially through these stressful shifts. From divorce to job change, today we’re talking about what we should be focusing on to come out the other side aimed at financial well-being!

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What the Internet has to say:

This article from Forbes lists out some important steps to take specifically when walking through a divorce, but we find these tips helpful for all sorts of transitions we may face!

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • Update accounts
  • Build a “post divorce team” – financial advisor, therapist, vocational counselor (FRUGALLY!)
  • Develop a financial plan

More from the Internet:

This article, again from Forbes, lists out how we can think about and be prepared for a career change.

More from Jen + Jill:

  • Understand your costs & Cut expenses
  • Make sure new career can cover your costs
  • Save!
  • Take your time (stick with ‘old’ profession as you learn the new one)

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Lightning Round

How we navigated big life changes

  • Jill – current move to FLORIDA
  • Jen- Career change from acupuncturist to writer to freelancer

Wrap-Up:

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