No. of Recommendations: 25
The company my husband works for is on shaky ground, and his job may disappear in a year or two

You know what's not an emergency?
When you are driving on the highway and you see a truck broken down in your lane a mile ahead.

How is his situation any different than a typical contract/consulting job, where when it's done the employer says, "Thanks, now turn in your badge and get off our campus."?

Instead of getting consumed by vague fear, plan ahead. Plan for contingencies. What's the worst thing that can happen? He leaves for work at 7:00 tomorrow morning and at 10:00 he pulls back into the driveway and gets out of the car carrying a cardboard box and says, "Guess what?"

What do you need? A couple of months mortgage payments, a couple of months car payments, a little bit of cash for food. Then you sit down and come up with a plan on how you can avoid that truck in the road a mile ahead.

"Fear is a stronger emotion than hope. The secret of making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them. Never bet on the end of the world, It only happens once." Seth Klarman

Maybe problems can be easily (or at least, easier) resolved by flipping it around and looking at it from the opposite direction. Instead of being fearful that he may lose the job in a year or two, posit an explicit plan that he'll walk out the door in a year. Now instead of being something that you fear, it is something wonderful that you just need to plan for.
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