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I see your point, but I disagree. Other expenses would cease (commute costs), and some would increase (cost of finding a new job). I think all can be taken into account to come up with "net income".

But there are many variables in that figure from person to person, and almost all of it is due to personal choices. The two of you could ride to work together, or seperate. If you are driving seperate now, that is a personal choice. If you are not, then the transportation expense would not change if one of you were laid off.

Having kids is also a choice. Some have them, some don't. Some choose high-dollar day cares, some send their kids to Nike sweatshops run in their neighbors' basements. Some pawn their kids off on their family members who are either retired or unemployed. All choices.

My point is that none of these things affects your net income, which is the amount of dollars coming in, after deductions and taxes.

And I'd also be staying home so that my kids weren't raised by strangers all day.

Contradictory you say? Pish-posh - I'm just too lazy to have figured out how to do it all yet!

Ever thought about starting an in-home day care? It is a very profitable business and since you love kids, it might be something worth trying if you do get laid off.
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