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How Will I Provide for My Family?

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Susan Vanbenthuysen

The job I lost

By next week I will be losing my job at the Aria Resort at Casino in Las Vegas. After being employed for two years, suddenly becoming unemployed is very depressing.

What it's like being unemployed

Now I have all this worry and anxiety going on. It seems to be worse when I wake up early. I just bought my first new car in march of this year. The payment and insurance on it are expensive. If I am eligible for unemployment benefits, not much of what I am paid will cover everything. Also I am the proud parent of 4 year old boy. Now I wonder how I am going to provide for us efficiently. I can only pray.


  • I have learned that there are no guarantees in life. Always put some money aside for the inevitable. Also it doesn't hurt to plan and prepare for something better and more stable.

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