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$30 in Good News, $13,580 in BAD NEWS

March 19th, 2009 at 06:10 pm

Well, it's been about a month since I last wrote. I'm still just trying to survive. I think my husband and I are getting on a better level of understanding, but the surprises continue which is just as frustrating (probably more so) for him as it is for me. I got really frustrated the other day and went through our old bank statements to guesstimate how much we have paid in "surprises" since the end of last May. It is roughly $13,500!! Can you believe that?! Man, if he hadn't helped others out, we could have cut our debt almost in half instead of being over $30k in debt. It just sickens me (and him) to think about so I try not to. Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods. We are still very much in survival mode because of all the various things that are coming up unexpectedly that we have to pay for (my root canal, car repairs, taxes - this is a whole other story, etc.). So, hopefully I'll be writing again later with better news.

The bright side? The bright side would be that I did my first market research survey and got paid $30 to look at and taste some food samples. After figuring in tolls and gas to get there, I figured it was more like $20, but that's worth it to me. It was nice to have that time too.

Ok, on to looking more closely at the upcoming expenses this next month...hopefully it'll all work out.

3 Responses to “$30 in Good News, $13,580 in BAD NEWS”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    $30 for a survey is good! Hay, hang in there. You are due for some financial sunshine about now, especially what with all the sunshine your DH gave others.

  2. oceansluver78 Says:

    Hopefully soem of those you have helped will pay it foward....good luck!

  3. thriftorama Says:

    Wow. My heart sank when I read this. All I can say is that the path to money saneness is never easy for any of us. We all have frustrations and set backs, small and large. It may be time to have a "come to Jesus" about your money priorities.

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