My wife gets together with a group of new moms on a somewhat regular basis. It’s always fun to hear the stories about what’s going on with the moms, the other kids, and the families.
As soon as I heard the latest story, I knew I had to share this with my readers! It involves unemployment, bad judgment, questionable decisions, and financial impact….a personal finance bloggers dream!
One of the fellow mom’s, similar to Mrs. Beagle, had worked up until her son was born. Also like Mrs. Beagle, she was planning to quit her job (she was an elementary school teacher) and stay at home to take care of the baby. However, before she had a chance to quit, she got laid off.
This meant that she qualified for unemployment.
She’s collected unemployment for over a year, even making mention a couple of months ago how they would be continuing to collect since the government had extended the length of time one could collect.
Can you see why in the title I don’t feel bad for them?