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Suddenly Downsized

You hear about it everyday. Either you, or someone you know, has been downsized. Restructured. Laid-off. Retired early. Whatever you call it, it is a stressful time. Job loss ranks in the top 10 stress factors of the Holmes-Rahe Social Adjustment Scale, just behind marriage. What can you do? For starters, you can take control of your finances. To help, here are some common questions and answers:

  • Did You Know...?
    If you are a foreigner, working in the U.S. with an H1B visa, downsized can mean being deported. Here are some Web sites to help you get more information:
  • Basic facts about H1B visas from Employment Standards Administration (Department of Labor Web site, www.dol.gov This link will open an external site in a new browser. ).
  • Self-described as the "immigration portal," this extensive immigration law publisher's site posts information about H1B visas. (ILW.com This link will open an external site in a new browser. , The Immigration Portal).

The Retirement Consulting Group (RCG)—an experienced team of retirement consultants who understand the nuances of retirement planning—is designed to supplement the relationship you have with your financial professional. Contact RCG for all of your rollover and retirement related questions.

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