(Closed) Freaking out about money!!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1267 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve never quit a job without having another one already lined up, interviewed for and locked down!  I can’t imagine just quitting – how scary!  It sucks to feel no passion for what you do all day.  Feels like a waste of our time, life, sanity…..you get it!  I hope you find something else in the field that you want soon!  Good luck to you 🙂

Post # 4
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Some of the high cost items (minus the food/drink, since I’m guessing are done by the venue) that you can cut – photography and flowers.  I’d search craigslist for a photographer.  I’ve found that photo costs seem to be the most broadly priced.  In RI I’ve found one for $100/hr and $7k/day.  You really can get a good (if not popular) photographer for $1,000 if you look.  Flowers – I suggest looking for online wholesalers, buying vases and a roll of ribon and voila.  A super pain to do right before the wedding, but that can also save you $1,000+.

Post # 5
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am in the same position as far as work goes.  I hate going in there every day because I can’t stand what I do, its just boring and, well, not me.  I realized how bad it was when my husband and I were talking about how quickly time passes and I mentioned that I think for me, it is partially because I am always looking forward to Friday afternoon because I am done with work for a couple of days.  I wish I could just up and quit.  But with 2 kids, a mortgage and a life to maintain its just not possible, I get paid well and it would be extremely hard to find another job that pays what this one does.  Probably because its so boring.

Post # 7
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1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@Stiz:If he could handle the househld expenses and you could focus on the wedding that would be great. Also you may consider having your wedding during the day and serving appetizers instead of a sit down dinner. Maybe scratch the open bar and only serve bubbly for the toast. Small changes like this would not be noticed by the guests.

Post # 8
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband hates his job and I’d be really stressed out if he left me as the sole financial providor so I hope you can work it out and get a new job soon!

Post # 9
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i hope you get a new job soon…that’s a pretty major pay cut. as for your wedding, definitely cut down on flowers, guest list, photographer, band/dj (use an ipod), and get cheap invitations.

Post # 10
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I feel like I’m in the same boat as you. I also did this in October (quit my job, I mean). After four years, I had enough of being totally unhappy and grumpy and one day I had enough and turned in my notice. Now, I’m still in college until June and receive refund checks every quarter that help me pay my major bills (car, rent, insurance)…until June. After that, I’ve got NO idea how I’m going to pay bills for the summer and contribute for the wedding! My Fiance and I just had a discussion about this tonight. Luckly, we’ve already paid for 3/4ths of our wedding and only have the music, food and honeymoon left. In total, we will pay around $6,000 for our entire wedding and honeymoon.

But I’m still freaking out. I just filed for unemployment benefits because after almost 2 months of applying for jobs around the small town I live in, I haven’t had one single phone call. Hopefully, it will help things calm down until I can graduate and start applying for teaching positions in June/July. 

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