Thursday, September 23, 2010

Your One Income Story by Joshua of La.

I am 28 and I live with my mother. I lost my job and I have been collecting unemployment. For several months, my mother did not have a job either. During that time, we lived off of my one income. It was rough. I had to pay the water, sewage, telephone, cell phone, electricity, and gas bills. Also, I had to pay for groceries, auto repairs, and other items/services. I was making about $800 a month. Supporting two people out that type of pay put a lot of stress on me. Some tips that I used to help with this stress was to pray, relax and think positive thoughts, and spend very wisely I only bought necessities. My mother finally got a job. The job does not pay that much. However, it certainly helps out. I thank God those one income earner days are over. There was a bright spot in this ordeal. I appreciated that both persons in the household having an income. Like they say, you do not miss it until you do not have it. I also learned never take income for granted no matter how small it is. It can be taken from you in a blink of an eye.

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