Hosting the Holidays on A Dime

Hosting the Holidays on A Dime

During a season of unemployment, or when you are having to stretch every penny because you are working on a limited budget, the holidays can be hard. They are even harder when you are the one responsible for hosting the festivities. No one wants to “cancel” Christmas because they can’t afford to host, and feelings of guilt and shame are…

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Halloween on A Budget: Cutting Back on Spending, Not on Fun

Do you include Halloween in your list when asked about major holidays? How do you categorize a holiday as major? For many, spending is a huge factor in whether or not a holiday is considered one of the “biggies” or just a blip on the calendar. While perhaps not as huge as Christmas or Valentine’s Day when it comes to…

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Self Care During Your Job Search

Self care, while a common topic in modern society, doesn’t often make its way into the world of unemployment and job searching. When you’re expected to throw yourself into looking for opportunities, filling out applications, tweaking your resume, attending interviews, and basically exhausting all resources to find a new position, little attention is giving to how this affects your physical…

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Financial Responsibility During Unemployment: Tips to Manage Your Money in The Hard Times

Unemployment is tough, and while it wears on self-esteem and independence, seasons of going without a job are perhaps mostchallenging on your finances. Having no regular income you can count on means bills accumulate, debt grows, and you’re eft stressed out and struggling to make it from month to month. While there’s no guarantee that you can weather seasons of…

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Naughty or Nice: Making the Most of Your Job Search

With the holidays coming up quickly, and businesses seeking out new staff to fill vacancies or offer extra help during a busy season, job-hunters are out in droves putting in applications, sitting for interviews, and looking for the perfect fit. Of course, we work alongside applicants throughout the Polk County area as they look to launch their careers, and we’ve…

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What to Do When Your New Job Costs $$$

If you are currently unemployed, chances are that finances are a hot topic, especially if you are the sole breadwinner in your household, or you live alone and provide for all of your own needs. Not having a paycheck coming in regularly can be stressful, and it makes you overly aware of how each penny is being spent. While on…

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Back to School, on A Budget

As hard as it is to comprehend, summer break is quickly counting down in Polk County and before long, schools will be back in sessions for our local students. Many of our schools here in Florida, both public and private, have a long list of needs and requirements before starting a new year, including uniforms for students, supplies for the…

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