No payday except for unemployment. However, I have 60K cash to live on for a few months.
As useless as I am with money, I've never been flat broke. A friend told me recently he had a boiled egg for dinner the night before his last payday.
Don't forget the peanut butter sandwiches!
R1, what was your previous job before you became unemployed?
How were you able to save $60K and how long did it take you to put that much away? (I'm impressed. It would take me a decade to put that much away at least)
How much does unemployment pay?
I'm not broke.
I'm employed, and I live slightly below my means. I have all the necessities and a few well-chosen luxuries, and I don't spend to impress other people. Why don't more (employed) people live this way?
I got so scared when the economy tanked that I stopped all unnecessary spending (clothes, eating out a lot etc.) Fear works. I am more financially secure than I was back when times were good.