One of those days where you feel completely broke…

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

Just paid my car insurance – $1894 car repair – $216 glasses – $117 dress alterations – $225. I bought a new house last fall so we need to landscape, buy a shed, grill, and put in a patio. I feel ya!

Post # 3
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


vip0802:  Last month!  Bought my girls the rest of their gifts (so for the 4, $200 – it was the main part) and also had a vet bill of almost $300 for my cat.  Ugh.  If it makes you feel any better, my officiant is just about $700 and the florist is $1600… Weddings.  I’m definitely in the wrong field.

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


vip0802:  yes. i am in the process of paying off my credit card. I owe $3900 and half of that is the trip we just booked, the other half is my dogs vet bill and the taxes we paid up front for our car lease. So its not me going on  shopping spree lol

So I have been religiously paying $500 a week towards bills! I never see my paycheck. If all goes as planned I should have everything paid off by July or so

Post # 6
1683 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

vip0802:  totally know the feeling. looking forward to all my money no longer going towards my wedding 🙂

Post # 7
2843 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

vip0802:  January adn Feb were financially hard– my car’s power steering went out on Christmas night…and it was 11 years old.  So we bought a new car with a hefty down payment on the first of the year.  About a week or so after that, our dryer broke.  Again– really old and the part that needed to be fixed for parts, plus diagnosti visit and repair time cost only about 100 less than a new dryer, and we didn’t know what else would break on it next- so w bought a new dryer in January as well.

February the back brake assembly on my husband’s 10 year old truck completely broke down/disinigrated sort of, so that was a $1,000 repair.

Those “extra costs” plus dental visit and ortho visit for our son in Feb ($500 total) are making us feel really broke.

Post # 8
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


vip0802:  we just closed on a condo. Feeling VERY poor!

Post # 9
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m in medical school and I live entirely off student loans and only have like 1k a month to live on… Arg poor

Post # 10
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow, $500 for nuetering? Ours was $20 but under the farm animal bill so I knew it was cheaper, but still.

About to drop $8-10K into plumbing, yikes. Thankfully we’re not paying for the wedding in 2 months or we’d be in trouble lol

Post # 11
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Raising hand!!!  Have to pay second payment to photographer in 19 days ($2,300), fix my driver side window $240, oil change $30, monthly car insurance $120, $500 for accupunture (insurance company still not paying me after a month way), $400 contribution toward RRSP, 

Post # 13
5298 posts
Bee Keeper

vip0802:  I keep getting called off at work due to the patient census being low. I’m losing $600 a month because of it! Yes, I feel broke all the time lately. Last year, my hubby and I were able to go away for the weekends on occasion and enjoy going to ball games and concerts. Now I’m just hoping to get all the untilities paid :-/


RedHeadKel:  I feel the same way. I try to focus on the things I love that don’t cost anything (hiking, walking my dogs, alone time with DH). It helps me remember how much I do have instead of getting bummed out about the concert tickets I can’t afford 🙁


Post # 14
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh man, my fiance and I have been feeling this a lot lately. We are both students starting grad school in the Fall and planning our wedding for Summer 2015. My fiance has a full-ride scholarship, but I will be “paying” for my schooling with student loans. Grr..

As far as the wedding planning goes, we just started looking into venues and food and we realized how ridiculously expensive it is to feed everyone. 

Also, we started falling in love with the idea of buying a house within a couple years, and realized that not even that is feasible as our finances stand. 

Le sigh.

Post # 15
5015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LittleE3:  I finished my PhD last year, so I know how that feels!! We are so used to being broke and really careful with money, but we recently more than doubled our combined incomes and it feels so strange to not have to worry! We are still trying to save as much as we can, and I honestly think it’s really good for couples to have to deal with money issues early on because they are bound to come up eventually. So at least something good comes out of it!!

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