Monday, April 25, 2011


I was laid off from my job in December. My husband was laid off the September before.

I hate talking about money. I think it's tacky and it makes me feel very uncomfortable. But here it is, I'm laying it out on the table.

My husband and I live well within our means. We pay cash for everything, even our cars.  Our mortgage is the only loan we have.

We are not going to starve- we both are able to collect unemployment benefits.

I am scared to death they are going to cut the unemployment extensions.

I literally don't know what we will do.

Neither of us have been able to find another job.

My husband should be returning to work in the summer (fingers crossed).

I work in a very specific field, and there are almost zero jobs in my field in this area.

I hate having to worry about money.

Now that we are in the situation we're in, I completely understand why they say money is one of the top causes of divorce. It's very stressful.

I heard that this recession is very close to, if not worse than, the great depression.

I don't want to even think of what would happen if we lose our unemployment benefits. We have no income and our savings has been used up.

The thought of not having any money saved makes me panic inside. It keeps me awake at night. I feel so much better when we have that cushion.

We life in a nice house, drive nice cars, and our son goes to a private school. You would never know this if you knew me.

I know we are not alone in this, there are many families like us in this country.

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

You must be very worried about this unemplyment situation, I doo feel for you but keep focused there may be the perfect job awaitng around the corner,

Thanks for your comment.

JenJen said...

I am sorry to hear this, Holly! I will be praying for jobs for both of you...((hugs))

Candyland said...

This happens to more people than we'd like to think. Money is so hard to come by these days. My thoughts are with you.

The Superintendent's Wife said...

I have been hearing about this for months now, but reading your post makes it seem more personal. I hate money problems, and I do feel for you and your husband. Our country is in a sad state. I hope you both find employment soon.

Kristy said...

money worries can really overtake your everyday life, and your thinking when things are challenging.

best wishes.

Phoenixford said...

I hope you don't mind me commenting but I want to offer you my support. It's a horrible thing to happen to you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers, but you will get through this, one step at a time. We have been going through something similar for the last two years, and each day it gets better. It's amazing how much you can do when put into a situation like this. If you ever need anyone to talk to, please feel free to e mail me, sally xx (phoenixford)