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I'm Asking: What's Your Back-Up Plan?

I'm Asking: What's Your Back-Up Plan?

My dad always says, "Hope for the best but plan for the worst." More and more people are adopting this philosophy and creating back-up plans in case an unwelcome surprise comes along — they're brainstorming about alternate careers, considering relocation options, and investing in education to support future opportunities. What back-up plan(s) do you have in mind?

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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
I just opened up my first CD (it was an exciting grown-up moment!) so as long as nothing drastic happens within the next 6 months I'd be OK for a little while. Also, my parents live a couple of neighborhoods away from me, so I could rent out my apartment (I own), and just temporarily stay in my old bedroom.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Become a licensed personal trainer and start doing that. It could be a good way to earn some cash and I love doing stuff like that. Or, if I were REALLY hard up, there's always the Bunny Ranch, haha...NOT. I don't think my husband would really be a fan of that.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I have enough money saved that I could kind of mull over it for a while. Eventually, I'm sure I would just look for another job in the same/similar field or possibly go back to school (which is something I'll soon be doing part time anyway). I've also thought about moving back to where I'm originally from if need be (the cost of living there is much lower).
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
Other than prepping for the GMAT, I really don't have a specific back-up plan. I probably should, but I just don't know what I want to do as a career.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Truthfully, I'll cross that bridge if I ever come to it. When it comes to situations like these, I find that when one door closes, another one opens. Perhaps I'm overly optimistic, but this how it happens in my past, so I think I'll be fine (with no specific plans).
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