(Closed) SAHM’s- How much savings did you have before leaving work?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We don’t have much at all! We bought a house when I was 8 months pregnant, and there went all of our money. I didn’t work a while before we had the baby due to health reasons, so we already knew we could afford just the two of us and always had some extra money also.

While we’d rather have more in savings just in case, it didn’t work out for us. So far so good though (knock on wood!). But we do know that if anything happens, my parents would be willing to help us out.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Nada which is why I will be working part time so that we can stay afloat and not have to pay day care costs.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not a Stay-At-Home Mom yet, but hope to be once our daughter is born in December. At that time we hope to have 6 months of expenses in savings plus an additional 6 wks of my salary saved up. If things continue going like they have been we’ll be right on track to meet that! The kicker is my husband is also looking into changing jobs and becoming 100% commission – talk about making me one nervous mommy-to-be! But we’ve done a few mock budgets on what we think we’ll need him to make and while it will be super tight, we’re confident we can do it. I also have no problems getting a PT job if that’s what it takes.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@roxy821: Actually Fiance works evenings. So if I get a job 8-12 Mon-Fri it works out perfectly. Right now I work full time about 45 minutes from home so I would not be able to work where I am currently. Gas alone is alomst 300 a month. Plus I work in the administrative field so I can go anywhere. I am going to look at receptionist jobs for after the baby gets here.

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