Promising temp-to-perm positions petered out for my husband. Asking for raises lost me clients as a freelance writer. Unemployment ran out. And now, with two kids in preschool, our "trimming down" is more like a Brazilian bikini wax.
Okay, so we're broke. Not "have to stretch to next payday" broke. Really broke. Our accounts are overdrawn, the credit cards are maxed out and if that's China on the phone, tell them we just stepped out. Yes, again.