Thinking About a Job Change?

The labor market has been especially volatile over the last few years, which has led to many people contemplating major career moves. But making a big change can be intimidating. For married couples, and especially people with children, the calculus is very complicated.

Here’s a modest proposal: try implementing small changes before you make a big commitment. 

Take the common dilemma of deciding whether you should leave a job you don’t like for a better one with a lower salary. Before you make the leap, try living on your expected wage for two to four months. The experience will offer you a taste of what your new life would be like financially.

After a trial run, there are other steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition. For example, save up to six months of living expenses ahead of time. That cushion will help you deal with any unforeseen situations that may arise.

Look for more ideas on how to thrive at work and home in our Instaread on Two-Career Families

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