Not only did I have to save money, drive an old van, go without cable and Internet for three years, go out to eat less, work the last six consecutive weekends in the office, but I have to have money saved to pay bills that will come up in April and May. I don't want to come home and find out the power and water has been turned off. Most of my bills are automated, especially the ones that count, like rent. Others like water, are not.
It's just one more part of an expedition that no one talks about.