Post # 1
DH and I did a really good job of having only the sort of wedding we could afford. We scrimped and saved and managed to have the wedding of our dreams… and have it all paid off as soon as we got back from our honeymoon.
And then we got all excited about how we weren’t scrimping and saving anymore, and we bought stuff. Then there were some unexpected bills. And now we’re in debt. It’s not awful, and we’re making progress on paying it off. It just sucks.
Anyone want to commiserate?
Post # 3
I feel your pain. Not even married yet and FI and I can’t seem to get ahead no matter how much we work. Or how much we sCrimp and save. :/
Post # 4
Yes, I hate this. I hate having any type of credit card balance, it equates to debt to me and i think about it EVERY DAY! I racked ours up in the final days before the wedding though so you did better than I did. It was like oh let’s do that, oh let’s add that. Then i got a bill…. haha
Post # 5
Oh girl, I have enough student loan debt to spread over several people so I feel you about how much debt sucks. We are getting ready to pay off most/all of our credit accounts about 4 months after the wedding and we are not going into debt for the wedding so then we can just focus on my loans. Our hope is that soon we’ll be able to use one of our incomes for my loan payments and live off the other!
Post # 6
I hate debt. We currently earn just under what our cost of living is. And there really isn’t anything I can do about it. (FI can only work a limited number of hours, I’m working two jobs and have applied for about 75 since last march.) I’m supposed to get a teensy raise in a couple months. We’ve cut back a lot this year to save for the wedding, and really haven’t been able to make any progress because our dog keeps getting sick ect.
Post # 7
I feel the pain.
Every time we think we’ve got ahead of ourselves something comes up that we don’t expect and we end up back at square one.
For example – we think we’re going to have enough money to pay an extra couple of hundred towards say our car loan or other debt and get it paid down sooner. Instead of that, we need to buy new tyres and wipers for the car and can forget paying off any debt.
We don’t have a lot of debt, but just enough to notice the pinch every month and I can’t wait for the day it is gone from my life for good!!!
Post # 8
Don’t get me started on debt! DH and myself each have six figures in debt from student loans/medical bills. Don’t think we’ll ever see the day when they’re all paid.
Post # 9
@MrsTVLover: Oh God. That sounds awful. I have several ongoing medical issues, and so something like what you’re going through is one of my worst nightmares. I’m so sorry.
Post # 10
Oh god I hear you. Between the mortgage, student loans, and our nearly 1 year of paying for my deadbeat FIL’s idiotic life choices…yeah. It makes me want to cry.
Post # 11
The words student loans make me cry. Literally.
Post # 12
Add me to the list of people who start spouting water from their eyes when they think about it.