How do I Recover from a Financial Loss?

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  • Last Modified Date: 26 August 2019
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A financial may include the loss of a home or other tangible assets, financial collapses with stock and investment property, loss of a job, or a failed business venture. There are ways to recover from a financial loss with careful planning, smart investing, and diversified accounts. Recovering from a financial loss may require the support of a qualified financial adviser.

Trying to recover from a financial loss involving a tangible asset, such as a home, auto, or jewelry, can be difficult. Owners should protect tangible property with insurance so it can be replaced if it is lost. If property is lost due to a crime or financial difficulties, it can take longer to replace.

Financial loss that occurs as a result of a business failure can be equally devastating. It is critical that steps are taken to prevent a business closure so that losses can be minimized. Sometimes, cutting back work hours or using a furlough and giving time off with pay can alleviate a brief business setback. Merging two complementary companies or seeking investors to raise capital can also help a failing business.


One of the most difficult cases of financial loss occurs when a job is eliminated, a workplace injury forces a worker to take time off with reduced pay, or a company decides to downsize. Laid-off workers with inadequate savings, or those who have outdated skills tend to suffer the most after a job loss. To recover from this kind of loss, it is important to purchase appropriate insurance, develop new skills by getting additional education, and obtain help from local employment services to find a new career path.

Personal and business financial losses can also occur if an investment suddenly loses value. During a downturn in the economy, industries of all types often experience financial losses. To recover from this type of financial loss, it is recommended to consult with a qualified financial adviser to make a plan to diversify future investments. Qualified advisers will not pitch plans from which they personally gain, or schemes to build wealth.


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