I believe now is a great time to get into business for yourself. Of course cash is important under any circumstance but while you're not involved with a 'regular' job how about thinking about what you could do in the meantime that may bring in some income AND may be a place you would rather spend your time than somewhere that isn't as exciting.
Oh sure, I get the money is good and the benefits are great...but that isn't always the case anymore as companies have had to focus on trimming their costs in order to survive an economy that isn't as generous. So it's important to correct your thinking and start looking at alternative ways to build your life and self-employment or a business may be one of them.
I was reading an article in Inc. Magazine about the best industries in 2010 to get involved in - I thought you might enjoy it as it makes you think about what's going on around you. Remember encouraging your mind to think outside the box is good and can be fun! Here's the link: The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2010