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Never. You don't want to add creditors to your list of problems right now. Finding at least a part-time job seems logical, but of course that could hurt your unemployment chances; of course with the economy up and down, you may be more in need of that unemployment later anyway. In any case, make sure to check out the Living Below Your Means board. There are some really good ideas to stretch your dollar more than you'd ever imagine.

Hey, diana, ever get tired of being treated like a newbie??

OneLostFool, dianakalt KNOWS all of the above, she's been around a while, (check out her profile!) she's looking for something a little more in depth, I think. (I'm not jumping on you, really; just that some situations don't fit "generic" advice and sometimes a little more background will give you a different perspective.)

Did you miss the part where she's ALREADY been laid off twice and this will be the third one in 14 months? She knows how to survive it, she's just thinking that this time might be worse, since the economy is in the toilet. She may not get much in the way of unemployment this round, because she used 3 months already out of the last 12.

I have no doubt that diana will do whatever it takes to get by, including getting a job outside her field if necessary. But, I also think that there might come a time when she decides to buy groceries on the CC because she will start a job in two weeks, but won't get paid for a month (or something similar.) I certainly wouldn't jump on her for it.

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