Tue. May 21st, 2024
How to Survive in Economic RecessionHow to Survive in Economic Recession

Where ever in the world you are living, however high you are earning and whatever business or job you are doing, you are most likely suffering from the economic recession which has engulfed the world. Businesses and stock markets are suffering so are the jobs and earnings of individuals. Even the largest economies of the world appear on the verge of destruction. The tragedy is that no solution is apparent at least in the near future and the economic malady appears to stay for some time.

Under such conditions, one needs to rearrange one’s life patterns and circumstances to survive. Some tips are given below which help you balance your life without melting your savings and liquidating your investments.     

Reduce Your Cost of Living

The first step is to take care of expenses especially little expenses, that actually cause huge damage, as the quote from Benjamin Franklin goes “beware of little expenses – a small leak will sink a great ship.” So, to avoid expenses rethink the use of branded clothes, delay home renovations, reduce outdoor trips and rely on homemade food.

Prepare for Expected Job Loss

In the wake of the current economic downfall, the Bank of America 2022 report suggested a loss of 175000 jobs per month. This means economic recession may cause job loss, however, one need not be depressed and make preparations. Making preparation for alternative sources of income and effective use of savings can help you fight expected job loss.    

Enhance Savings

In the time of economic recession being frugal is the best strategy. One needs to be judicious in spending and management of day-to-day expenses. Also, while taking investment decisions one must not put all eggs in one basket. Having diversified investments and having multiple sources of income is the right strategy to adopt in the wake of economic downfall.

Alternate Source of Income

One must increase earnings to boost savings. Saving is the key in the time of recession, on the one side it helps fight inflation and on the other, it gives the confidence to invest in useful portfolios. Getting weekend jobs or part-time jobs, freelancing can help enhance earnings and increase savings.   

Start Freelancing

The all above-mentioned strategies can be materialized in one step which is freelancing. Freelancing is booming in the modern world. Freelancing does not require any huge investment you can sell your skills or products with a simple click or a soft touch on your mobile phone. You can start freelancing as a part-time job hence it can be a source of additional income. Also, it would be the second job that can be adopted as a full-time job even if you lost your permanent job.   

By Rohail Ahmed

Rohail Ahmed Is an MBA Graduate with an interest in writing on socio-political affairs. He believes that through blog writing youth can be educated on issues of continuously changing world.

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