Both times we had no savings and were living paycheck to paycheck. The last time he got laid off the day I found out I was pregnant. I know the fear you are going through. I would suggest taking your bills and listing them from important (food, electric, mortgage, etc.) The things that keep your roof over your head come first. Then the extras – phone, cable, credit card bills. Each month you figure out what is coming in and what you can pay, draw a line and everything under that line does not get paid.