Bad economy stories... Anyone else hit hard?
A little background:
We had twins April 2010, moved to a whole different city in a different province when they were 3 months old.
It's been 7 months and my boyfriend still doesn't have a job. We've been living off his parental leave benefits (THANKFULLY) but he's having such a hard time finding work. And it's not for lack of trying either. He's put out hundreds of resumes. If he doesn't find work soon though, we'll have to go on Social Assistance and BC Housing because his benefits are going to run out mid-April.
I'm so worried. We basically spend money on 4 things - Rent, Utilities, car insurance, and food. The first three take up over 2/3 of our income :( I know we won't end up in the gutter, but with the PPD I've been having lately, it just seems like one big hole. :(
Anyone else having a rough time of it? Should we all pack up and move to some empty land and become homesteaders? (That's my dream, anyway!)