My husbands boss knocked him from 40 hours to 15. So his paycheck was cut by more than half, but oddly enough- he is working 40 hours still. And this happened just after we bought a new car, since the engine blew in the other one. So, we went from being comfortable with an extra $1200 in savings a month- to having no savings and just enough to pay bills and buy groceries. We are in month #3 of this.
He promised to tell his boss that if he is getting paid for 15 hours- he is going to work only 15 hours. And find a part-time job to compensate. It hasn't happened yet. And we are sinking quick. And Christmas gifts for the kids right now doesn't look promising.
We can't move- it will cost too much to get out of the lease.
We can't give back the car- we need it to get to work (we drive into the city together)
I've put off everything but utilities, rent and car. Cell phones have been turned off, student loans are in the rears, and my daughters birthday is this weekend...we don't have the $ for a party or gift.
I'm 40 years old, 3 kids and I'm not sure what to do. I have a good job, make good money- but not enough to float us. We've been together 2 years, married for 7 months.
As frustrated as I am about the finances..I know shit happens, and it will be okay eventually. But, I'm getting pretty irritated about the lack of motivation and give-a-crap on his part. He is talking about Christmas gifts for each other, trips to California to see his folks, stuff like that.
What would you do in my shoes?
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