How long could you survive without a regular paycheck?

@peaceful (3286)
United States
February 13, 2007 12:39pm CST
I don't mean to frighten anyone by asking this question, but it seems to me that awhole heck of a lot of good people are losing their jobs and income out there, as companies look for ways to enhance their bottom lines... I also am asking for those who have experienced this nightmare, and survived it, to bring on their good and timely advice for the benefit it will bring to the MyLot family... May Joy, Abundance and Prosperity Be With You Forever... and thank you in advance for your comments! :)
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@villageanne (8555)
• United States
15 Feb 07
This is a real question that we all need to address. Loss of a job can drastically change our lives and can do so suddenly. We are trying to save more but we are not doing very well. We would probably have to get into our 401 K if there was no employment in our home right now. Medical bills have been killing us lately. It only takes one surgery to wipe out your savings account. We could survive in everyway except. We have food storage and healt and beauty aids stocked up. I only wish we had our home paid off then we would be good. We have been in this shape before. Neither of us had a job. My husband cut posts on our land and hauled them in for sale in our pick up. I would load the truck with fire wood and take it to town to sell. I found that I could get more from it if I would unload it and stack it for them. Me my husband both cut the wood. That is how we paid the bills until we found employment again which was 7 months. We had food storage so we did not have to buy those things. We also had a garden and hogs to butcher.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Your comment simply and elegantly speaks out about the exact reasons for asking yourself honest questions about your own Life! These things are not to be avoided... Powerful questions can trigger powerful responses, and those can lead to, at least, powerful urges to be more resourceful... Thanks for your story, too! Perhaps it will set an example of a how persons can cope with Life's vageries or avoid them altogether, with a little more attention to good financial advice...
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Thanks for "Best Response"
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
16 Feb 07
Once at the time of crisis in the institute, we were not paid for three months, two months I survived on my savings but the third month was really bad for me, so I feel I can survive only two months after that it is really difficult to meet the expenditure without breaking any saving certificates.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
23 Feb 07
That's why it is always wise to have a secondary skill that my be used to support yourself if the need ever arises... May Joy, Abundance and Peace be with you, and may Prosperity move into your Life and never, ever leave! :)
@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I can't imagine to lieve without a regular paycheck for more than one month. Because without the regular paychek there are no extra income for me and my huby, so it will be a nightmare. And we don't have that much money in our account that we can ignore a paycheck and live without it. I wish this kind of nightmare would not come to anybody, never should.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
13 Feb 07
This is happening to so many good people that I sometimes wonder if the old concept of "permanent" employment with one company is a reality for anyone... I'm researching on the Internet for good resources for people just like you! :) I don't like the idea of anyone of my friend living in fear of anything! :) Joy, Abundance and Peace to you and your Hubby! :) May Prosperity Itself become a permanent member of your household!!! Blessed Be!