Deciding to take a new job or change careers can be a very difficult choice. There are many factors that should be taken into account before making this decision, and most of these have the potential to impact your personal finances.
Things to Consider
There are a number of considerations to think about when contemplating a job change. Some include:
- Comparison of benefits packages
- Comparison of retirement savings plans
- Job security, seniority, and advancement opportunities
- Changes in your commute
- Differences in company policies
Keep in mind that if you do decide to change jobs, the
CCU Wealth Strategies team can help explore your options for existing 401(k) balances as well as complete a financial plan for you. Financial plans can help you evaluate specific scenarios before making a final decision.
If You Lose Your Job
If you should lose your job, know that CCU is here to help you. Our
Member Assistance Program* is free, confidential, and can help you improve your financial situation. If you are experiencing job loss or other financial hardship, please contact us. Our personalized approach can give you additional options based on your individual circumstances.
Even if you are only anticipating future hardship due to the loss of your job, we encourage you to contact us. Once we understand your specific situation, we can discuss any options that are currently available to you. We can also determine what may be available in the future should you begin experiencing difficulty.
Dealing With Job Loss
Coping with the loss of a job is never easy, but there are steps you can take to help your financial situation. Even if you’re anticipating a future layoff or insecurity in your job situation, using these strategies can help prepare you in the event that does happen.
- Do everything you can to save at least three months’ worth of expenses.
- With any additional funds, pay down debt you may be carrying – beginning with the highest interest debt first.
- Cut back on your amount of discretionary spending.
- Talk to a CCU representative about the
Member Assistance Program* and learn about the personalized options you may have.
*Corning Credit Union's Member Assistance Program is not affiliated with RJFS.
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