Finacially, how are people dealing with all the current job loses? I know A LOT of people blaming those that are losing so much on those same people. I some cases I understand, i most however I find it rude and ignorant. Yes, for those that bought a house beyond what they made, and cars, etc. It is their own faults. For those that were hard working and lived by their means and lost there jobs, or became disabled though, like myself, I feel for you. It was NOT our fault, and, I want to know how you are coping and dealing with your situation. Myself, I lost my job (due to lay offs) and where I live there aren't even opening at a McDonalds, that's how bad job finding around here is. I have been looking day in and day out for a job since I lost my job in Sept.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Yeah you do have to have a family care plan. I know there are certain jobs in the Army that are more likely to be stateside than others... And things like Reserves would give you more civilian time at home. But on the other hand her health insurance and your housing would be paid for :) I guess I am a bit of a fanatic about it. There certainly are rough things... I can't imagine being the one leaving and it is hard when he has to go. But there are some great benefits otherwise.... Either way I hope you find some relief soon! Good Luck!
Answer by CooksWife at 5:35 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
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Would you be interested or eligible to enlist? Just a thought. My husband is in and we are very stable... It's nice because I do see the difficult times going on around us. I hear ya on the ones who didn't do anything wrong having to pay the price. There were PLENTY that borrowed out of their means, and plenty trying to talk people into it... but after a while it all dominoes over and even those doing the right thing are left high and dry :(
Answer by CooksWife at 5:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by gemgem at 5:05 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
My husband makes $57k a year we have a $85k house so are you saying that if he lost his job that would be our fault that we bought to high of a house ,,,please ..stop judging you are not the only one with problems....you did not expect your lay off did you well we didnt when we financed our house just off your hater high horse ...
Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Anon the reference is to those making that much that took out a 200000 dollar loan with an ARM. Or those who did interest only for the purpose of having a loan that high with only 400 dollar a month payments. It sounds good at the time... but then the other loans start failing, the ARM goes through the roof and people start having trouble because what used to be 400 a month becomes 9, kwim? It isnt' their fault that the loan goes up, but someone has to take responsibility for a loan where the payments can do that...
Answer by CooksWife at 5:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2008