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How to Afford Quitting Your Job, with Kristen Field

Have you ever thought of quitting your job? Maybe you’re too stressed and you need to get out now before you find the next thing? Or maybe you just want to travel for a bit to clear your head? This idea of taking time off of work without having a job lined up is becoming increasingly popular. But then,the thought can be scary because of the unknown. It’s a big risk. In the current April issue of O, The Oprah Magazine I tackle how to best afford this move. How much money to have saved, how to secure health insurance and how to make a great comeback when you’re ready to work again.

In the column, I got to speak with some women who did this in all different circumstances and one woman in particular, Kristen Field. She’s joining me on the podcast today to talk more about her personal experience, what she did with her time off and how she found work when she was ready to come back. How do you know when it’s time to quit? How can you position a break on your resume so it doesn’t look like this gaping hole?

A little bit more about Kristen: She’s now an independent consultant supporting the President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc. and supports Step Up as the National Interim Coordinator of Expansion and Fundraising. Prior to her roles now, she worked as a Director of Finance for an Aldermanic campaign in Chicago’s 38th Ward.

If you’d like to learn more about Kristen follow her on Twitter @KristenEField and pick up a copy of the April 2017 Oprah issue.

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