Right this minute, my husband has been laid off and we must pay our electric bill (including the heat) in 10 days way more money than we currently have. There are a couple of other necessities that must be covered as well. My income alone will not cover it all.
I am completely serious.
Any suggestions? We are new to this DR plan and don’t have it all in an emergency fund. Hubby’s last paycheck will go to some other bills that must be paid, including our car insurance (in Ohio, if you are uninsured, and pulled over, your life goes to hell quickly. Just as the “system” is designed.)
I will be listing a few items up for sale on Craigslist and eBay this week. Unemployment holds back a week, so he won’t get his first payment from them until after the due date for these bills that are due by the 20th of this month. Even with that, it is only a % of what he normally brings home.
Being in debt, having bills to pay and his being laid off really just sucks. We are so motivated to improve our financial picture.
Make no mistake, the local energy company will cut off the heat & electricity if they are not paid. Our toddler and I will be in our car at that time, since at least it has heat.
My hubby has been out looking for work and applying at several places, some of which have no openings. We are still hopeful. He is hitting several other places tomorrow. Right now, paycheck to paycheck would be a step up. I am sure some of you have been there.
Please pray with us. If you have any additional suggestions of where to get the $$$$, please share them…QUICKLY.