Post # 1
Just wanted to vent about those days when you look at your bank account and say, “where did all my money go?!”.
Here’s my breakdown:
- My almost 8 month old puppy Corgi got neutered last Friday = $495
- I had an eye doctor’s appointment yesterday and ordered a year’s supply of contacts = $770 (and that was after insurance coverage)
- Meeting with our photographer on Monday and will be putting down a deposit = $700
- Meeting with a MUA for a trial at the end of the month and most likely will be putting down a deposit = $100-$200
Add in getting an oil change, gas, groceries, and a mortgage payment and I feel like one broke girl! On top of that, I’m also getting quotes from officiants that range between $600-700, and a florist that requires a $1500 minimum. I’ve concluded that I should’ve worked in the contact lens or wedding industry. 😉
Anyone else having one of those times where all these costs are coming in all at once?
Post # 2
- 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
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
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 # 5
vip0802: I’m poor and I’ll always be poor. :-/
Post # 6
vip0802: totally know the feeling. looking forward to all my money no longer going towards my wedding 🙂
Post # 7
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
vip0802: we just closed on a condo. Feeling VERY poor!
Post # 9
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
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
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 # 12
vip0802: story of my life!
Post # 13
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
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.
Post # 15
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!!