The latest numbers from the government indicate the median length of unemployment is 5 1/2 months. Going without a paycheck for this amount of time can do considerable damage to your financial well-being. If you had an emergency fund, it is depleted, if not completely gone; otherwise, the only way to cover your shortfall is to either increase your credit card balances substantially, or cash in your investments, or both.

...not the marriage kind...

But just what does it mean to be more excited about what you spend at least 8 hours a day doing! If you're not, it may not be your fault. Just as a lack of financial education, which isn't your fault, can lead to poor spending habits, a lack of concern on the part of your employer to get you engaged at work is also not your fault. This can lead to poor morale and poor performance.