I went to the dentist today for the first time in roughly 3-5 years. I haven't gone in the past because I didn't have insurance or money! I tried over the years to take good care of my teeth at home. My DH and I want to start a family together soon so I figured it was time to really get back into the swing of taking care of my dental health. Unfortunately, even though the dentist said I really have done a great job of taking care of my teeth these past years, I have cavities. :( Multiple cavities. :( The estimated cost? $2,400. :( :( :(
I don't know what to do. I obviously can't pay to have them done anytime soon. At the same time we also have xray and physical therapy bills for my DH's ankle that he sprained 6 months ago but only recently went to the doctor for because he's now on my insurance. Plus, we need to send more $ to his 2 children from a previous marriage because their mom's insurance costs are steadily rising. Then there's the holidays ... and we'd love to have a baby.
We are making it, we have food on the table, we stick to our budget, we pay the bills. Debt payoff is just sooooo slow. We have tax debt, student loan debt and small amount of credit card debt. I have my baby e-fund saved up, but some days I am so tempted to withdraw that money and sent it off to one of the debts - but it wouldn't make that great of an impact.
Blah, just feeling whiny and defeated. I'm also trying really hard lately to get a new, better paying job. It's tough.
Sorry I haven't posted much recently, but I do read every single day so thanks to those who do post!