Monthly Archives: February 2016

couple-jobhuntingWhen one partner becomes unemployed, it puts stress on everyone in the household. The employed partner must assume financial responsibility for everything, which can lead to personal stress and harm to the marital relationship. If your spouse is not working, you need to find ways to cope so that you are able to get through it successfully.

One thing that makes a dramatic difference is whether or not your partner has chosen to be unemployed. If the person you are not married to has no interest in working and believes that everything is up to you, then you may want to seek marital counseling. However, in some cases, the unemployed partner may decide to take care of the home and this can work well if there is enough cash coming into the home and both partners agree on it.

However, if your spouse wants to find a job you need to be supportive of them while still taking care of yourself. Being thrust into the unexpected role of sole provider can be quite stressful. Find some time for yourself several times each week so that you can unwind. You may want to go for a walk in the park, have coffee with a friend or otherwise get away.

Do not belittle your spouse or otherwise put them down for not working. Many men who have lost their employment suffer from guilt and already feel less manly because their wife is bringing home the figurative bacon. If you say negative things to him about being less than a man, you can exacerbate his mental difficulties, which could spiral into a deep depression or send him out of the door from the continual shame.

In addition to not shaming your spouse face-to-face, you should not put him or her down to others. Often, men and women do this in little ways without even realizing it. The comments may be meant as a joke, but can cut the other party deeply. This is especially true when talking to children, who need to know that both parents support each other. The burdens of adult life should not fall upon them to figure out.

The tide will turn if your spouse stays diligent in the job search. Continue to be supportive and take care of your own mental and emotional health along the way. Consider counseling if you still need help.

2016 careers coupleThe economy has changed, and many of the most popular jobs that Americans relied upon, like manufacturing, are no longer available. If that wasn't bad enough, years of inflation have outpaced income growth. This means that while one used to be able to support an entire family on a teacher's or postal worker's salary, this is no longer the case for many people.

The situation isn't all bad though. Rather than wishing we could go back to a time where middle-management careers were plentiful, lets look at what is working now, and what kinds of new modern jobs you can get to help you achieve your own version of the American Dream.

I don't know about you - but I'm not really interested in getting that same kind of old boring job that people were doing back in the 70s or 80s. These days there are all kinds of new and exciting career paths that are available to you if you know where to look.

Are you interested in having a lucrative career that is something different than what generations past had available? Well, like I just mentioned, the good news is that you are in luck.

With all of the new technological changes that have been happening, the entrepreneurial opportunities available today are virtually endless.

Are you ready? Do you feel that you deserve to find a satisfying career that will pay well and give you plenty of room for growth in the upcoming years? If so, read on as we will be investigating 3 of the best high paying career paths that you can choose from:

Internet Marketing

One fantastic idea for a modern career choice is to enter the field of Internet marketing. This is actually a broad range of things that you can do involving the Internet. For instance, you may decide to promote products or services through an affiliate marketing relationship. Many of these are quite lucrative and provide you with the ability to make money even when you are engaged in other activities. And as amazing as it may sound, the truth is that many Internet marketers are able to reach incomes as high as 1 million dollars and more per year. If you'd like to learn more about earning a passive income through Internet marketing read the article we've linked to below.

Website Design

A second opportunity you may want to consider is entering the field of website design. This can be an artistic way to contribute to the world around you and to make a mark on it. You will need to learn some basic computer skills like how to code using HTML and all of the other various aspects of creating an attractive and functioning website. However, if you already have art or design skills this may be a good choice because most of that coding stuff can be learned very quickly by taking a free online course. Taking a free course is a great way to get the skills you needs to get started freelancing and making money right away.

That said, getting an actual certification or college degree in website design can be helpful if you want to land a high paying design job with a top company. Many people find that working for a company for a few years gives them a solid base in the industry before branching out on their own to start their own companies.

The great thing about being a designer is that it lets you get in touch with your creative side every day. And there are so many different aspects to putting together a website, that you are pretty much guaranteed that you  are not going to get bored by your job!

Computer System Administrator

A third career alternative that is fairly new is that of computer system administrator. These men and women have various duties, including fixing all of the various technical problems that may arise with a companies computer system. As a computer system administrator you are responsible for updating all of the hardware and software in a company on a regular basis. There is a great projected outlook for this career, with thousands of new openings over the next decade for new members of the field. While there is a high degree of responsibility required in this job, the rewards can be substantial. In fact, many system administrators are paid healthy six figure salaries for their efforts.

You should make sure that whatever career path you choose that it is something that you truly find interesting and rewarding. After all, you will be doing this work for many of your waking hours once you are employed.

With a little perseverance each of these choices pays a good wage for the amount of work you put into it, meaning that you will have the financial freedom you deserve!

And get ready, because your training and experience may eventually catapult you into another exciting, related field that you have not even considered or even heard of before.