As I mentioned in my last monthly financial check-up, my husband was in danger of losing his job. As expected, he was let go shortly afterwards. Thank God for our Total Money Makeover plan! We had not yet reached our Baby Step 3 emergency fund savings goal. However, we have enough in place to fall back on if needed. With our budget still running somewhat lean from those Baby Step 2 days of paying off debt, we should be able to pay our monthly expenses on my salary alone. Our plan is to continue to grow the emergency fund with anything Dave receives in unemployment benefits (whenever those start - there's a 4-8 week delay).
Despite my initial fears at the prospect of Dave losing his job, I now rejoice in the blessings this change has brought our way. The biggest blessing of course has been having Dave home more and less stressed! And Dave is very excited about having the opportunity now to explore new career paths. We don't know what the future holds. But we have hope and faith in God that all things will work according to His plan.
Money Saving Mom - Monthly Financial Check-Up