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Friday, March 13, 2009

Applying for jobs to make ends meet.

Of course my husband is applying for jobs. We are grateful that he can collect unemployment benefits. The hard part for him is to find a 'living wage' job. Meaning a job that pays him enough for us to pay our living expenses. And more than he is collecting in unemployment benefits. That is the stinky part of applying for jobs for him. He can't apply for just any job, like an $8.00/hr job. He needs to focus on a 'living wage' job...ugh.

I am also applying for jobs here and there. The problems I have are my availability. I can't work a lot of hours and the times of day I can work are limited. Due to having seven children at home and homeschooling them. Still, I am applying for some part-time jobs to give us a bit of a cushion financial. Hopefully one of the jobs will work out for me. OR my husband will get a job that will allow me to remain a SAHM like I have been these last 12 years...I am praying in earnest for that!!

My biggest reason for applying for jobs is to get our car paid off. We owe about $2000 on it. Had my husband not lost his job it was to be paid off in May. If I get a job and am able to double up the payment I can get it paid off by the end of June! That would be so awesome! Having that extra money would be so good and then we could focus on other bills. I really don't want to lose the momentum I had in January and in the beginning of February.

I just can't stand knowing how close we were to being debt-free. I want to get those last lingering bills paid off and then pay our house off...that is what I want! So let's keep it going...let's not give up...let's look for another way!!!

Wish me luck!


5 comments:

Karen (KayKay) said...

Praying for you both. You seem to have such a great attitude!

KellieC said...

Happy Saturday, Michelle!

Thanks for posting an update with all of us. I was wondering how you were doing.

You are such a great encourager to us to watch our finances and live below our means whenever and however possible.

Praying for a job for you both! Working on paying off a car with you, too. Our last debt!

Blessings,
KellieC (KellieinItalynow)

connibrett said...

We're right where you are and praying with and for you! It's neat to see God work though isn't it?

Conni (SL texasmichigan)

Hot Belly Mama said...

Hi, I found your blog! I am also always trying to save money and living more frugally. Have you by any chance read The Tightwad Gazette?

Theresa in WV said...

Thanks for the update, Michelle! I know what you mean by living wage. Kevin was unemployed for 11 months and it was hard to find a job with the "right wage".