Manage Your Finances

Tips for staying financially healthy while looking for work:

  • Start with a reality check. Think about which of your career choices will pay you enough money. Use a budget tool to match your job choices to your budget.
  • Learn how to manage your credit and debt.
  • Create a personal or family budget. Plan your spending. Use calculators and online tools. Talk to a financial counselor.
  • Save part of your money for emergencies and for long-term goals.

Go to How to Create a Personal Budget. This page will help you to plan how you use your money.

Online Budgeting Tips & Resources

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