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- February 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm #255574Guest
Sorry to hear about the job loss.
From your post, it sounds like you do not work outside the home. Only yourhubby.
I would go through the pantry and make up a menu of meals you have on hand.
Write them down. Fill out three meals a day for as long as you can, plussnacks. I am sure the kids will want them.
Do you have enough staples (bread, milk, eggs) to get through the next 2-5
weeks? Check your grocery stores and buy extra milk (powdered milk is great inrecipes), pour a little from each gallon jug and freeze the extra jugs. Allow
What bills are due right now? What can you cut? Make a list, call on Mondaymorning and cancel anything that is not essential.
Do you have all medications? If you need refills, get them now while money is
there. Also, contact the doctors and ask for samples or alternatives to get youthrough until another job is found.
On Monday, have your hubby (and yourself) contact the local temp agencies and
be put on the lists for work. If you work at the cable company (our local TimeWarner is hiring) you get free cable and free high speed internet. You can even
Write out a budget for the money that is coming in. You say he gets 2 weeksseverance + 3 weeks vacation pay. Plan out every cent.
Cut back wherever you can.
At the grocery store, buy dry beans ($0.49 – $0.99) a package here. You canmake bean soup, casseroles, chili, beans & rice, etc. Filling and very cheap
meals. Make some cornbread to have on the side. Get a few bags and then look
online for recipes that use Red Beans, Black Beans, Great Northern Beans, NavyBeans, Black Eye Peas, etc.
Sell a few things. Clear out clutter and get money at the same time. Go
online to CraigsList or eBay and sell what you can. Save the money you make forthe lean times. You don’t know when a new job is going to arrive.
Apply for work everywhere – Target gives benefits from day one. Including
health insurance. You can apply right in the store and have an on the spotinterview.
Herleanshellbeau813 <email@example.com> wrote:
I live in MA, and my husband lost his job very unexpectedly lastnight. He has been given 2 weeks severance (for 10 years of service)
and will also recieve his three weeks vacation pay.
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