Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories about the recession's effect on the tech industry.
With the calendar winding down, the hours get hardest when Andy Erickson and his wife, Andrea, are forced to take out their checkbook and do the math.
"We see the finish line in December before we have to dive into personal savings," says the unemployed 39-year-old father of three. "It can turn into a tense talk between us for a couple of hours."
For the last 15 years, Erickson had steady work as an IT consultant, … Read more