Last paychecks are 12/1 and 12/15.
Not sure how long before unemployment and severance and all that other jazz plays out.
I felt fairly decent going into this knowing it was a possibility. Then it became a certainty and the following happened:
1) Fuel pump died on our good car (2012 Nissan Versa). To the tune of $900 (includes tow bill).
2) Fraudulent use on debit card this morning put up $50 in the negative. DH used debit card for a $12 gas purchase at 7:00 AM this morning. Checked daily balance at 10:30 (thinking balance was $30 but it was -$50). Pending charge was $78 in gas at same station.
Long story short - they pulled the security camera footage - the next car that used our pump was 45 minutes later for $78. According to station, they're security measures erase the card data within 30 seconds. We disputed the claim with the bank, had the card cancelled and reissued, and then filed a police report.
Hoping this isn't the beginning of a trend of money negativity.
I spend $12 on Christmas lights (we're decorating today since daughter is home from college) and $25 on groceries at Aldi's.