(Closed) Oh my husband is going to kill me

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 153
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Post # 154
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@blingbling:  BRAV-O!

 

Post # 155
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

blingbling doesn’t have a profile picture on here… but after some sneaky sleuthing I managed to find one:

Post # 158
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

To paraphrase other Bees here, I’m not trying to pick on the OP.   I wonder how great their combined income could be in light of this post?  Alyssa if you’re still reading, most of us are not trying to put you down, we’re genuinely concerned about how you’re starting your young life with the burden of debts, in my case at least, because I did it myself, and I know how long lasting the consequences can be.

 

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-203

Post # 159
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@MissNoodles:  YES! Suzie! No, you cannot afford it.

Post # 160
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MissNoodles:  Good find. They can’t afford a reception, but they can afford $5k+ for a ring? Life is too short to go into debt over a diamond, much much too short and I suspect they will live to regret it. 

OP- Save your money! Savings, CD, stocks… something. Anything. In this economy things turn on a dime and you can’t live in a diamond. 

Post # 161
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@MissNoodles:I wonder how great their combined income could be in light of this post”

Oh my goodness.

Post # 162
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@MissNoodles:  Oh dear

I get wanting things now, but buying things you really can’t afford to “build credit” is not a good idea. You’ll just build bad credit when you can’t pay for it. Also, “good money” is highly subjective. Reminds me of the bee planning a 100k+ wedding who went on and on about their great salaries, then she got laid off, they couldn’t afford the vendor bills and it turned out they were making 80k combined.

OP, if you’re still checking on the thread. Now is the time to focus on building a good marriage not a better ring. You are risking your future happiness by making poor financial decisions.

Post # 163
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@MissNoodles:  Hmm… I’m quite confused now.

No money for a reception, but plenty of money for a large diamond?

OP please review your priorities… make sure you have money to live, DO NOT live paycheck to paycheck if you don’t have to. Put money in savings and make sure you are set up should the worst happen and your DH loses his job.

This economy is terrible. I know. I have been looking for work for the past 6 months. I have 5 years of post-grad experience and am very good at what I do, yet I STILL cannot get a job. I have lowered my salary requirements, am willing to take a lower level position, etc and I still cannot find work.

I really hope you are taking some of this advice to heart, I would really hate for you to end up in a place where you are unable to support yourselves.

Post # 164
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@hisgoosiegirl:  agree with all you ladies!!

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Post # 165
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@LGenz:  I remember that thread. 

People need to re-learn how to live within their means. Credit cards have made it SO easy to live well beyond your means and then when the sh*t hits the fan you find yourself 10s of thousands of dollars in debt. 

DH and I pay off our credit cards every month. We never carry a balance. The only thing we will ever finance are a home purchase and possibly car purchases. We also both have fantastic credit without ever carrying a balance or financing anything.

Post # 166
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ooooh my. OP, you said you just got married last week. You most likely just spent quite a bit on a wedding, as we all do. It might just be me, but I dont know if right now is the time to be asking to double a center diamond. I would wait a while.

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