Guest written by our friend Mason Abbott
When I lost my job last year finances got really tight. At first we were fine because we were living off our savings but as those began to dwindle my husband’s hours got cut at work, too, and things just got worse and worse. The low point was definitely when our 15 year old son had to take an after school job just to help us make ends meet. We finally decided to move down to Texas closer to my mom so she could help take some of the burden off and watch the kids so I could find a full time job. It’s actually really great down here and we’ve been working hard on stuff like researching Reliant Texas Electricity Provider for a good rate and selling the second car to try and cut costs where we can. We’ve finally got our heads above water but boy was it a harrowing time for a few months there. I never thought we’d be that financially unstable.