Picking Up the Pieces After the Ax Falls

Financial adviser Bob Doyle talks about coping if you get laid off -- and how to prepare if a rain of pink slips seems imminent

If you're one of the thousands of Americans who have recently lost their jobs, you probably feel flooded with financial worries. However, there are steps that the recently pink-slipped can take to keep their books in order, says Bob Doyle, CPA and personal finance specialist with St. Petersburg, Fla.-based investment advisors Spoor, Doyle & Associates. And there are also preparations that those fearing layoffs in the near future can make, Doyle says.

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