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Selling everything
Selling everything
Kevin Huffer, who lives in a rural area with his wife, Heather, and their three children, sold his car to pay for rent.
Name: Kevin Huffer, 36
Location: Ghent, N.Y.
Unemployed since: January 2008
Benefits ended: March 2010

With three young children, Kevin Huffer is desperate to find a way to support his family now that he no longer gets his $430 weekly unemployment check.

The former car salesman and his wife, Heather, have sold his treasured coin collection, their wedding rings and a sterling silver hair brush set that was her great grandmother's. That's what helped save them during his two-plus years of unemployment.

He's applied for jobs ranging from working construction to serving as a WalMart greeter, but he hasn't received so much as a call back. Lately, he has picked up scrap metal on the side of the road and raked leaves at cut-rate prices to support his family.

The couple just sold their car to be able to pay the rent on a new place after their landlord sold their previous home. However, the only house they could afford is deep in the woods, meaning they'll have to rely on friends and family to drive them to pick up groceries and appointments.

"We're at the point now that we don't have anything left to sell," he said.

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