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.
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