My friends Glen and Kelly were both laid off from their respective corporate jobs at various points in this recession.
But they were good savers and planners, and had enough to start a business of their own.
Both animal lovers (and volunteers at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay), they opened a Home Buddies franchise.
Most people would rather work for love than money, and I'm so happy Glen & Kelly were able to find both with their new gig!
Recently they took in an abandoned (and very skinny) dog, Heidi, and her 10 newborn puppies.
When the puppies are just a bit older and Heidi a little healthier, all will be up for adoption. You can follow their progress on their blog Heidi and Her Pups.