Concentrate On The Basics

Jennifer has a husband who quit his job in July. He left two weeks ago, and she has seven kids and is pregnant as well. She isn’t sure how to survive. Dave is stymied by this one.

QUESTION: Jennifer has a husband who quit his job in July. He left two weeks ago, and she has seven kids and is pregnant as well. She isn’t sure how to survive. Dave is stymied by this one.

ANSWER: I would stay in the house until it’s foreclosed on but be planning in the meantime where you’re going to live with eight kids. You may have to apply for government subsidy or something. Your job paying $640 won’t cover it. You need to get the house up for sale and apply for Section 8 or something.

Continue to track your husband because if he goes back to work, you need to take everything he’s got until those kids are fed. Your first concern has to be the basics: food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and utilities. You can live in the house for a while until it’s foreclosed on. It’s probably going to be six months or so before that happens. You’ve got to be planning and cannot be in any form of denial. Talk to your local church and see what they can do to walk you through this.