What To Do If You or Your Spouse Lose Their Job

Getting the ax is pretty scary to think about, but it's quite possible. Use these tips to prepare yourself for a worst-case scenario.

By Lisa Peterson

The month of November saw the biggest loss of jobs in nearly 30 years. It feels like only a matter of time before the bad news hits closer to home, if it hasn't already. If you or your spouse has lost a job due to the ailing economy, you may be wondering what to do next to keep your finances afloat and to keep your lack of employment from negatively affecting your marriage. Here are the first steps you should consider.