How do SAHMs deal with $ emergencies?
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|Fri, 01-04-2008 - 11:30pm|
I tried staying home a few years back, but had to go back to work because our insurance never covered it all (I'm a teacher with insurance, Dh's job doesn't offer any), among other un-forseen emergencies that demanded a lot of money from our savings. We were going broke and fast!
Now that I'm back to work (only took that one year off when dd was in first grade and ds was 3) we are having major $ issues again (truck is in the shop, leak in ds's room, shower leak is causing major mold problem in back bathroom, emergency U.S. when a lump showed up in mammogram, ect.) and I don't know how we could have handled all this if dh and I didn't work full time. We would be in major debt, not by overspending, but on actual emergencies unforseen and unavoidable.
I'm wondering how SAHM's deal with this, especially the ones who struggle financially month after month and don't have a huge savings account.