DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been on a new job for about a year. Prior to that, I was out of work for more than two years. It has been a really tough time for my family and me. The other day, one of the companies I had interviewed with contacted me about coming to work for them. The salary would be almost twice my current salary. I really like the company that has offered me this job, but I feel bad about leaving the job I am in. I know this is what some people call a luxury problem because, after all, I was out of work for so long. I don't want to make a bad or hasty decision. What should I do? -- Considering an Offer, Milwaukee
DEAR CONSIDERING AN OFFER: Compare the benefits of your current job with those of the new offer. Figure out what assurances the new job offers for you and your family as you look to the future. What is the growth potential for you in the new job versus the one you are currently in? Talk to your spouse about the pros and cons of each of them, and come to a decision together about what will be best for your family.