How to Survive a Layoff: Preparing Your Money & Career for a Pink Slip
Taught by Stephanie Genkin, CFP®
Stephanie Genkin is an independent fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Previously, she was a senior television news producer at CNN covering business, economics and personal finance. Her career explaining complicated money issues began more than 10 years ago when she landed a gig at CNNfn and she's been hooked ever since. Stephanie earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from NYU and is an adjunct instructor at NYU's School of Professional Studies, Department of Finance & Law. She is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of New York and is frequently quoted in the media (Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Huffington Post, MSN Money, AARP and others) on personal finance issues.
The last quarter of the year (October, November and December) is layoff season, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's (unfortunately) a common time for companies to restructure their budget and strategies in preparation for the new year.
Losing your job can be scary. After all, you rely on your workplace for your paycheck, health insurance and retirement savings, in addition to other perks. So what do you do when your job is on the chopping block?
We'll discuss practical steps to take, such as:
· negotiating a severance package
· managing your retirement account
· creating an emergency fund
· mobilizing your professional network
· starting a side gig
This class is appropriate for anyone who has been laid off, fears a layoff, wants to know how to prepare for a future layoff, or is thinking of jumping ship.
If you've recently been laid off or the registration fee is otherwise a hardship, please shoot us an email and we'll work it out!