One of the first things that crosses your mind is: How will I pay my bills?
You need to be keenly aware of the gap between your layoff and when you will receive your first unemployment check.
In the meantime, we’ve got a great article on how to find money to fill in the gaps between what unemployment will pay, and won’t. You’re still going to have to cut your budget, hustle to find a new job, and be very creative, but we give you some good places to start.
If you have any tips on how to make ends meet when you’re unemployed, please post them in the comments or share them in the layoff forum.