When I was younger, I use to live in the projects in the bad part of town (acutally are there any projects not located in the bad part of town?). Food stamps and all that fun stuff... Been at my current job almost a year now, but before that I was jobless for almost a year and half because of the downturn in the economy. Life is rough, but keep on plugging along and it will get better. And like ed said if you're paying for internet, drop that bill first. Drop cable TV, drop everything you dont need period.