I'm SO stressed out! - LONG
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|Tue, 06-03-2003 - 6:29pm|
The feeling of not having anything to fall back on is very scary, and I absolutely detest it. No savings, no credit card, nothing. I feel like we're drowning here and the money we NEED to get things back on track is simply not there.
After reading a lot of this board last night, I thought that I might go to cash and money orders for a while. Using that debit card is hurting us, I think. There is so much to keep track of when we're using that regularly, it makes balancing the checkbook that much harder. I think maybe if we had hard cash in hand, that would help us keep to more of a budget.
I can't help but wonder, how do people do it?? I feel like DH makes enough money to support us, but the way we're going now, that's not the case. We have three kids so me working is hardly worth it. My real goal is to make this income work for us. I was working PT for a while, and we just felt so much more frazzled, and DH would have to turn down overtime because of my piddly little job. Didn't seem to make sense.
Thanks so much for letting me ramble, it's been a little therapeutic getting it all out there. I'd appreciate any advice. I think a swift kick in the rear might help too. lol! I know now that I'm not alone, but when things are bad, it sure feels like I am.
Anyway, I'll shut up now. Thanks for "listening" and I look forward to responses.
Edited 6/6/2003 1:21:53 AM ET by karadoll