my hubby has been asking for a netbook for quite some time now. his birthday is this friday and i picked one up over a month ago thinking at the time if i financed it that we could swing it. i didn't think it over as much as i should have and wanted to please him. i was hasty in that decision. we simply can't afford it. we had to get help paying our bills and are expected to get more help for next few months. we get help from our church. his work always slows down at christmas. we'll be lucky if he works 2 wks in december. i had forgotten to pay our utility bill and we have some unexpected problems that really have put us in a bind. i strongly feel that we should work at paying off our debt and not adding to it. we can buy one later when we don't have to struggle to pay our regular bills. as it is we are scraping for gas money. i have asked him to please return it. he never opened it. i took it back. i told him what i did. he is pissed. i understand and i feel awful. i wish that he could see my point of view. i feel we shouldn't buy toys anyway so that was also a driving force. any credit we have is cause of me so he can't buy one on his own. i just don't want to use our credit cards and start being wiser with our money. i know i'm giong to get girls telling me how awful i am and i do feel awful but in the long run this is a decision that i think will benefit us in the long run and he will see that i was right! or am i? should i go get it now even though it's not on the 0 interest? i can't stress enough how broke we are. i screwed up big time and i don't think there is anything to do to repair this other then go buy it. what would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Relationships
You don't have the money to be buying that. People are going out of their way to help you pay your bills, I know I wouldn't help anyone with bills if I knew they were spending their money buying things just because they want them... This is not a need it is a selfish want. I want a lot of things to but do not buy them when I don't even have the money to pay the bills that I already owe. He needs to grow his ass up.
Answer by tony1638 at 8:09 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by CarriePM at 8:07 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by older at 8:08 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I think you made a wise decision. Sometimes you just have to put your foot down. I don't understand why he is acting like a baby when money is so tight. Tell him when the money is situation is under control you will get him a notebook. He needs to grow up. Life happens.
Answer by Shines3 at 8:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2010