Thanks for this! I was feeling quite small there for a moment thinking that I was in a small minority having not accrued a years worth of wealth. I'm a former theater professional, but have been teaching a decade. Early 40s. I still am drowning in student loan debt FORGET having a 50K savings to live on for the year.
My theater friends that were in the industry when it shut are:
Seeking a degree in physical therapy.
Living with parents and looking for jobs at local colleges.
Living with parents and trying to do small pet projects.
Really happy to have a partner with better finances than them.