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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Appendix B Greg and Martha’s List of Automatic No’s

One of the many drawbacks of being between jobs is that now you have more time to talk to people—people who couldn’t even break your stride when you were busy running from one appointment and project to the next. The problem here is that these people have more time to talk to you—talk you into saying yes to so-called deals that could fritter your cash, evaporate your savings, or threaten your identity or credit rating.

You might have more time, but don’t give it to these people! Don’t worry about hurting their feelings with an abrupt rejection. (Remember, as smart as you are, you’re outmuscled by these people. They are professionally trained to get you to listen and then say yes; you’re not ...

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