Being fired from your job is a hard process to work through and especially if it is right before your retirement age. There are many reasons that you could have been fired including layoffs that the employer might have had to experience. There are a few options that you can take to get you life back to normal and these tips will help you in your path.
People are fired daily from their jobs and some of these people have been working there for over twenty years. Being fired is not any easy experience to have to go through and being fired may or may not have been your fault. The two options that you have are to either take an early retirement or find another job. I am going to go over these two options for you so that you can decide which one you want to take.
For some, this may not even be an option. Early retirement can cost you a lot of money and benefits in the end. A lot of retirement plans charge penalties for retiring early and social security benefits don’t start until after you reach a certain age. Depending on how close you are to retirement will help you to decide if this is the right option for you. There might be expenses that you cannot afford at this moment and therefore it is not a logical decision. If you have family that depend on your paycheck and you are not sure if you would even be able to make it off of your retirement right now, then this option is not for you. If you are close to retirement age and are not in debt, then maybe this is a great decision for you. When making this decision, take everything into consideration including your health and the coverage that you might be losing.
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If you decide that you are not able to take an early retirement, then you should head back to job searching. Freshen up your resume and include anything that you might think would benefit you in your job search. Explain why you were terminated from your last employment and do not lie, most employer will now check your last employer to find out what kind of employee that you were. If you are still in your early years before retirement, finding a job should not be too difficult. There are programs that will help you until you are able to find another job. Take advantage of these opportunities like an unemployment check, there are a few requirements before you are able to receive this. Finding another job will also help to build your retirement savings up until you are ready to retire. This option is probably the smartest of the two so that you can make sure that you will get all the benefits that you are entitle too when you retire. If you are not able to find a fulltime job, seek a part-time job so that you will still be able to help your family and build your retirement savings.