by Karin Maloney Stifler

On the tight rope walk of life, it’s comforting to have strong safety nets to protect against the risk of falling off track.   Typical safety nets are built with life, disability, health, home, auto and liability insurances that protect against catastrophic life events. However valuable, none of these would shield you from the body blow of losing a job. Whether you lose your job or are beginning to look ahead to the next job you want, there is no substitute for planning. An old friend told me early in my career “Never fall in love with your employer, because they will never fall in love with you. You may think they have, but the needs of the business will always trump yours.” Life always requires a “Plan B.” read more...