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Credit Card Tips for the Unemployed

So you recently lost your job? Becoming unemployed is scary, to say the least. You're not sure when you'll find employment, and you may not receive unemployment insurance payments for weeks -- or even months -- after you first apply. It's easy to mishandle your credit cards during this stormy season. You may be tempted to keep up your regular lifestyle by tapping into a line of credit. Or maybe you're worried about just making minimum credit card payments. Before you dive into more debt or freak out about missed payments, check out these six credit card tips for the unemployed: 1. Revamp Your Budget  Before you even touch your credit cards, work out your survival-mode budget. Strip away anything unnecessary -- even small luxuries like the occasional coffee or your Netflix subscription. During normal times, these small expenses aren't going to break your budget. But during unemployment, you want to free up every single dollar that you possibly can.2. Spend on Priorities First  Once you'...

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