In this economy, more and more people are turning towards nuclear outage work to help them pay the bills. The work is temporary in nature but you can sometimes string outage support jobs together (jump from one job to the next). Typically, Per Diem is paid so there are no out of pocket expenses for traveling, staying in hotels, or meals unless you exceed the daily rate.
If you are interested in outage work, check out Nuclear Street for outage work. Be sure to join Nuclear Street (Free) because the recruiters search the profiles for individuals for particular skills like welding, scaffolding, etc.