I figured it was best to keep payments at minimum, but just wasn’t sure since I am still technically on payroll.

I checked with my former employer, and they said I’m eligible for unemployment, even though I’m still getting paid. I made a little error and realized that I need more than 1600, thanks for pointing that out. I think another 300 will be sufficient. Everything else is being saved, and i’m keeping it in a money market that is readily transferable within 1 business day.

Lucky for me, interviews are currently being set up, so depending on how much a pay cut i’m willing to take, I think I’ll come out ahead as well.

In the meantime, please feel free to keep dispensing that advice. This group has been a Godsend!

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