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Dream Job

Betty should get a job to help the family as she continues to explore her dream job.

QUESTION: Betty lost her job and wants to switch careers. Unemployment is only covering about half of what she was bringing home, and they have lots of debt. She wants to get into animal care. Should she take the first job that pays comparable to what she was making or wait until an animal job opens up?

ANSWER: Do both. Get a job to feed the family and get the debts paid off while you continue to explore your dream. Give yourself a deadline date where you will be working in your chosen field.