After my last experience looking for a job, I’m definitely not laughing. While I think we can be sure looking at what’s going on that things can get worse, we can’t be sure of the timing. If I would have traded on things looking bad/fake for the last 2 years, I’d have passed on a ton of money. But, since I’ve been skating by lately, I haven’t been trading at all. Paying down debt in my case is the surest investment available to me.
I hope you find a good way through. My mom’s issues started after Hurricane Katrina, and through the experience, I learned just how little our government/system is there to help. Some of my political views shifted decidedly more liberal after seeing what happens when everything doesn’t work out as planned.